Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Thoughts on Financial Freedom: The Art and Science of Fuck You Funds

Greetings, Toadlets! Nice to return from a post-GDC blackout on social media and my own fiefdom. I chronicled GDC 2016 exclusively at Gamasutra and can't wait to have many more. It's been busy busy busy getting back in the swing of things: current gigs, working on the game, following up on opportunities from GDC, never-ending…
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Are You Confusing Frugality with UNDERINVESTMENT in Your Business?

Day after day, you're probably bombarded by the message that you need to spend less than you earn, stay within your budget, just live within your means. Even though living expenses have spiraled out of control to the point simply affording the basics already equals living beyond your means, the general gist still holds up:…
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How do you put yourself out there?

I'm sure you've been told to do just that to grow your following, find better gigs, or going beyond work stuff: finding love and happiness, or that perfect taco. But well, how do you actually put yourself out there? If you're just starting to break into the entrepreneurial mindset, you may have a lot of…
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NYHC Wisdom: The Time is Now to Make Your Own Opportunities

There's this really fucking good New York Hardcore band, The Last Stand, Mike from Inhuman fronts them and they put on a sick show. The songs hit hard and are to the point. One of my favorites is called "Opportunities Lost and Found". The future's ours so let's take a chance! Now, the time is…
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Is your transition to entrepreneurship straining your relationship?

The V-Day posts continue: I remember something that I was told many, many years ago and decided to write about it. That something was told to me and a room full of hopeful would-be business owners at a SCORE meeting: "You're going to be married to your business. This is likely going to put a strain on…
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Cold form emails suck! This is not how you get sales from game devs.

The only things that could possibly be worse are unsolicited calls and junk mail. I really hate being interrupted when I’m working or trying to relax. Then as for the junk mail, I shudder thinking of the paper waste. I wept with joy when I moved right after New Year's for many reasons, not the least of…
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How to make a to-do list, for real

I know that the title of this post sounds stupid. Patronizing, even. But frankly, list-making is a skill that reminds me of my tax pro days. I mean that as in tax guides and my colleagues made me facepalm all the time because they just assumed that every client had good recordkeeping skills out of…
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Hey! Do you want to totally kill it at owning a game studio or another creative business but are struggling? Or you just don’t know where to start?

Yes! I want to know all the secrets to totally crushing this!

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