Real Estate in Croatia…

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The New York Times has an article about buying homes in Croatia. The New York Times has an article this week about buying homes in Croatia. As the self-appointed president of the Boston Chapter of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, I have to say I’m intrigued. Enjoy!

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Mobile is the Enabler / 4 businesses that were transformed (or created) by Mobile

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In the past, we used to distinguish between Technology Companies, and Technology Enabled Companies. The difference was pretty clear – the former developed technology products, while the latter used technology to enable the product or service delivery. In the technology space, mobile companies used to be a distinct type of companies, which usually developed products or services specifically to be …

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GREAT new pictures!!

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Please enjoy our new website pictures, courtesy of one of our multi-talented engineers, Ilija Veselica. Thanks, Ilija, for sharing your gift with us all!

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Minimum Viable PLATFORM

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The world is coming to the idea of the MVP, Minimum Viable Product, which is a short-cut way of saying build the simplest product that will accomplish the goals of your organization.  This is a terrifically clarifying mode of thinking, and leads to all sorts of useful decisions about what NOT to do, which will allow you to be as …

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It’s better to be lucky than smart…

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I speak to many smart people in my wanderings around the tech world – educated, large vocabulary, neat stories, good experience, etc. The “successful” ones, with terrifically successful companies, fame and fortune, share most of theses traits with the lesser successful ones. Which got me thinking: what IS the difference between the crazy-successful smart people and the run-of-the-mill MIT/Harvard/etc. PhD/MBA/whatever??? …

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ExtensionEngine came in #1008 in Inc. 5000

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In 2008 and again in 2009, Inc Magazine which ranks companies based on rate of growth, ranked extensionEngine #1008 for 2009.  That puts us in the 80th percentile of fastest growing private companies in the US. The Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage of revenue growth over the prior 3+ years. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating …

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Cloud Computing is almost here…

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Yes, I know, I know. “Cloud Computing” has been talked about and actually used for some time now by many companies, my favorite being 37 Signals with their products. We at extensionEngine use Basecamp for project management and Highrise as a CRM and if you look closely, you can see Amazon’s Cloud powering the whole thing with terrific alacrity. What …

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i-Nalysis in MassHighTech… Again!

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i-Nalysis announced that it has closed on an angel round of funding that should allow it to reach its next milestones though the coming months. extensionEngine CEO Bob Allard is a board member of the company and advises founder and President Drew Hession-Kunz on strategy and how best to not lose sight of the big picture when trying to bootstrap …

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Open Source versus Licensed Software: It Doesn’t Matter.

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OK. Now that I’ve got your attention, let me elaborate. It matters, just like all foundational decisions matter when deciding what and how you’re going to design and develop a software solution. It just doesn’t matter the way some people think it matters.OK. Now that I’ve got your attention, let me elaborate. It matters, just like all foundational decisions matter when deciding what and how you’re going to design and develop a software solution. It just doesn’t matter the way some people think it matters.

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