Jay Thornton

17 Flips | 3 Magazines | 10 Likes | 5 Following | 24 Followers | @jaythornton000 | Managing partner, Cusac & Co. User experience geek, and customer acquisition researcher.

How to Succeed by Simplifying Everything

Many startups take on too much and eventually die of indigestion rather than starvation, says professor and author Mohanbir Sawhney.<p>Does this sound like your company?<p>Mohanbir Sawhney, a professor, author, and consultant to numerous tech companies, says he once worked with one company that claimed …

Startups

13 Unique Creative Agency Websites To Inspire You

The design of a creative agency’s website will be judged more acutely than those of other businesses for obvious reasons and it is therefore …

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

Why Samuel Adams Supports Its Competitors

Founder Jim Koch explains why he gives money, materials, and advice to other craft brewers.<p><i>Jim Koch is chairman of Boston Beer, a pioneer of the craft-beer movement and brewer of Samuel Adams. The business, which Koch founded in 1984, had $739 million in revenue last year. Since 2008, Boston Beer</i> …

5 Incredible People Who Went From Broke to Billionaire

How Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bezos, and others embody the American Dream<p>Creativity and ambition breed hope in the hearts and minds of entrepreneurs across America. These five incredible people embody the American dream. Though they came from humble beginnings, they now rank among the wealthiest and most …

Jeff Bezos

30 Extremely Minimalist Web Designs

I plan to write a follow-up to this post in a few weeks. Be sure to catch it by staying tuned on Twitter.

Minimalism

Before You Start Up, Do These 3 Things

Before you take the plunge and start your company, remember some of the aspects of your current job will help you succeed in your new venture. Keep these things in mind as you move to make your exit.<p><b>1. Develop your skills.</b> Before you leave, take as much time to learn from your colleagues as …

Social Media

12 Habits of Really Successful People (‘Mad Men’ Edition)

The world has changed radically, but some of the habits that led to success in the 1960s have timeless application today.<p>Years go by, fashion changes, but the things that really successful people do each day are timeless.<p>Here's a case in point: <i>Mad Men</i>, the hit television show about the partners and …

Science Confirms It: If You Want To Succeed, You Have To Screw Up

“When you’re just starting to learn something new, the errors that you experience are helping you learn faster,” says David Herzfeld, a PhD student …

An Office Design So Livable You Might Just Move In

Inside the lobby, there’s a three-story climbing wall, and spaces to relax are embedded throughout the office. There’s an on-site gym, a space to …

Swimming Pools

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The 996 Dilemma: LS1 Swapped 1999 Porsche 911

This 1999 Porsche 911 has a GM LS1 5.7 liter V8 in place of the troublesome M96 3.4 it would have had from the factory. The seller did the swap and …

Flat Design and Fonts

Flat is in.<p>We’ve discussed the trend in depth here at Designmodo. And you have responded with lots of questions. We will try to answer one of those …

70+ New Single Page Website Designs for Inspiration

As you’ve already seen in our previous posts about Single Page Website Designs that showcasing your work in single page design is a hot trend. It’s …

The Secret to Building Large Websites: Website Architecture

We need to create a common persona for each group. The user interface design depends greatly on the results of this stage. To get started with this, …

45 New High-Quality Free Fonts For Designers

Typography is more than just the arrangement of typefaces; it has become a form of art that plays a crucial role in any sort of design. With …