I have a confession to make

KumquatI wanted to let you in on this. Because I like you.

If you’ve been reading any of the entries at More than a living, you’ve seen us championing the value of good, solid feedback.

We love criticism. And we love discussion. Because it makes us better. We don’t know everything. As much as we like to claim that we do.

You’ve also seen us griping about the fact that there is a lack of meaningful feedback in today’s work-a-day world.

So we started searching for a solution.

Seems straightforward, doesn’t it?

Well, it wasn’t.

We didn’t find anything even remotely close to what we wanted. We found a lot of ways to quickly provide useless, watered-down feedback. Or ways to quickly populate a document with staid responses. Or ways to make it easier on the HR department. But nothing quite met our expectations.

So we continued to search. Still, no dice.

And then, we saw an opportunity.

So, in our typical “see a problem, own a problem” fashion, we’ve decided to try and solve it.

Will we do any better than anyone else? Who knows? It may be a complete trainwreck. But we have to try.

We’re calling that solution Kumquat. And if you’re interested in helping, participating, and criticizing, we’d love to hear from you.

About Rick Turoczy

More than mildly obsessed with the Portland startup community. Founder and editor at Silicon Florist. Cofounder and general manager at PIE. Follow me on Twitter: @turoczy
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5 Responses to I have a confession to make

  1. Cheyne Rood says:

    Ok I signed up, and am well on my way to drinking the kool aid.

  2. Rick Turoczy says:

    Glad to hear it, Cheyne. Thank you so much!

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