Archive | May, 2009

Omar Hamoui on Sales and Marketing

Continuing my posts on Omar’s learnings and thoughts, today we do Sales and Marketing. Focus on the second sale If you aren’t going to get a second order from a potential customer, don’t bother getting the first. In order to grow the business you need to be able to build on a solid base of […]

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Omar Hamoui on Deals and Negotiations

Continuing Omar’s thoughts on startups and business, today there’s a small section on deals and negotiations. Understand what you really have to lose (which is usually not much) If you are a person with a laptop and an idea, don’t worry about messing up the 100m dollar business you think you will someday be. Russell […]

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Omar Hamoui on Ideas and Company Launches

As many of you will know, my day job is working for AdMob. I was actually lucky enough to be the first person Omar Hamoui, AdMob’s Founder and CEO, employed 3 years ago and it was mainly through writing this blog that we connected. Over 80 Billion ads and 3 years later, we’ve come along […]

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Once You Go QWERTY, You Never Go Back

I’ve been carrying a Nokia E71 for several months now, but I swapped back to my N82 briefly a little while back when I wanted to use its far superior camera (best-ever camera on a phone IMO). The biggest change was having to use predictive text again — and that wasn’t something I enjoyed too […]

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Twitter Local from the 1930’s

A post over at the excellent Daily Irrelevant reminded me of an old MobHappy post from a few years ago, when Twitter was just starting to scale. Basically, it’s a localised Twitter machine, enabling people to leave personal messages for friends and family. This was a coin operated machine from the 1930’s, where (many years […]

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