It’s time to talk about the pain and everything that went wrong in 2016. Even though 2016 was the best year of my life, there was still a lot that sucked. I want to be very transparent about it and at the same time help myself mentally file it away. Here goes…
Pitch: Direct sales and network marketing are experiencing tremendous growth in recent years on top of already massive numbers to begin with. More than 20 million people were involved in direct sales in the US in 2015 producing over $36 billion in retail sales. Many of these people are first time entrepreneurs starting a home based business with minimal tools help them succeed. We are going to build software tools to help them manage and grow their businesses: the Salesforce of the Network Marketing World.
Pitch: The last virtual currency you'll ever need to know. Apple Coins are a fully integrated digital currency backed by the full faith and credit of Apple. It is seamlessly integrated with all of your Apple products making it the most simple and efficient method of payment in the history of the universe. Apple Coin. You know it's coming.
I was invited to spend a weekend in upstate New York at a hunting and fishing camp. It’s quite possibly the coolest place on earth if you’re into that sort of thing. Having built many forts in the woods as a kid, I was completely fascinated by the story of how this all came together. The more I heard, the more I kept thinking the same thing…
Pitch: Think back to your childhood when you heard the sound of the ice cream truck a few blocks away. You went running to find your parents to ask for money for some sugary dessert regardless of what time of day it was. We're bringing back this feeling with smoothie trucks that drive around your city and town delivering delicious smoothies.
Pitch: The developer job market is at peak insanity right now. One placement of a talented developer will land a recruiter tens of thousands of dollars. With Predictive Headhunting Analytics, we analyze the social web and various other sources to identify developers that are about to start actively looking for a new role -- sometimes before THEY even know it!
Pitch: We really need to start leveraging technology to replace the most unnecessary tasks that humans are still doing. Street cleaning is definitely one of those tasks. Not to mention that traditional street cleaning trucks become completely ineffective if someone forgets to move their car. It's time to introduce tiny robots to replace traditional street cleaners.