Author Archives: Rick Turoczy

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

You are responsible for your own happiness

I feel as if I have already written this post in a variety of different forms at least a thousand times. So, one more time won’t hurt. And, honestly, it probably won’t be the last. After all, its all about … Continue reading

Posted in Change, Happiness, Perspective, Responsibility | 6 Comments

Mind the gap

Sometimes, we’re so heads down working in our little fiefdoms, we fail to notice that the moats around our stone towers have grown together. And that makes a huge gap. So why not pick your head up and see where … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Want ads still suck

Apparently, they still haven’t fixed the job description/want ad problem. Mr. Peabody, could I borrow that thing for a sec? In light of Guy Kawasaki going off on want ads and 37signals going off on want ads, we’ve gone back … Continue reading

Posted in Criticism, Hiring | 1 Comment

37signals highlights some recent mistakes

Here are good ol’ More than a living, we like to think we’re pretty upfront about our mistakes. It’s not that we like making them. But once they’re made, there’s a certain amount of catharsis in delving into the causes … Continue reading

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You're special

You’re special. And I don’t mean that in a touchy feely way. Although if you feel like you need it, go ahead and take it that way. But take it this way, as well: You’re special. You’re not general. You’re … Continue reading

Posted in Experience, Honesty, Inspiration, Pride, Reputation, Talent, Value | 5 Comments

Weekend Bonus: Vimeo "Get yourself fired" contest

I couldn’t let this one slip by us: Open only to people who hate their jobs. Make a video of yourself demonstrating why your job is an insult to your intelligence and a squandering of your abilities. For more information … Continue reading

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Some weekend reading and thinking

Enjoy the weekend. My Visit to Trek: Two Guys in a Barn “Employees make good use of the commuter program. Each day someone rides, walks, skates or car pools to work, that employee receives credit for Trek products or cash … Continue reading

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Making yourself accountable

I was thinking about Kumquat, again. Constantly. This time, I was trying to figure out why the idea behind Kumquat appealed to me, so that I could explain to other people why its an important shift in thinking. Somehow, “I … Continue reading

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Why this site will never have a million visitors

It’s become clear that more interaction with our reader base would be both welcome and warranted. Toby has mentioned it, both in conversation and in posts. Amy has mentioned it. And I know I could use it. I mean, as … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Community, Feedback, More than a living | 6 Comments

Good to Great case study alert. No, the other kind of case study.

[Editor’s note: I couldn’t decide if this post was more appropriate for hypocritical or for here. I opted for here. Feel free to slam me, via the comments, should you disagree.] Have you read Good to Great? Well, we happen … Continue reading

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