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The Solspace Virus: The Luck Surface Area of Being Contagious

March 30, 2015

Solspace has always been a word of mouth business. I have no idea how to market the company because the marketing has always been done for me, by my clients.

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Breathe Through Your Eyelids

March 23, 2015

Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical. —Yogi Berra

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Critical Update for Facebook Connect

March 20, 2015

Today we released Facebook Connect 3.0, which is a critical update for all customers using this add-on. The 1.x version of the Facebook API has been deprecated and will stop working after April 30, 2015. The latest version of Facebook Connect now uses the latest version of the Facebook Graph API (v2.2) and Javascript SDK. So to state the obvious, you need to act quickly and update to this version of Facebook Connect before April 30, 2015.

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Expand Your Consciousness: The Luck Surface Area of Your Mind

March 17, 2015

“The world we could have is so much richer than the world we have settled for.” —Malcolm Gladwell

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Podcast: Pete Sena on Marketing

March 13, 2015

The very first step in any marketing plan or process is to obey the ancient greek aphorism, Know Thyself. As I asked Pete Sena, founder of Digital Surgeons, to give me a Marketing 101 lesson, this was the point that he returned to over and over.

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Luck Surface Area

March 9, 2015

Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned. —Emily Dickinson

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Delay Converts The Good Into The Bad

March 2, 2015

You know how when you have to wait in line, and you have very little to do but play Candy Crush? You stand there and think about stuff. When clients have to stand around and wait, it provides them with an opportunity to become annoyed. Once annoyed, they see the world differently.

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The Courage to Stop

February 23, 2015

We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. — C. S. Lewis

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Introducing the new Solspace Add-on Demo site!

January 16, 2015

We’re very pleased to announce the launch of our new Solspace Add-ons Demo site! Here you’ll be able to test and play with some of our most popular add-ons! Mind you, you won’t be able to try them out directly within the ExpressionEngine control panel, but you can get a taste of the functionality on the front end.

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Significant Price Reduction on Software

December 16, 2014

We are significantly reducing prices on all Solspace software. This is not a sale. This is a permanent change.

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ExpressionEngine Version Support Chart

March 13, 2014

I’d like to first apologize for the inconvenience for those of you that went ahead and upgraded to ExpressionEngine 2.8 and have been running into compatibility issues. We are reallocating developer resources at Solspace to update our add-ons for EE 2.8 compatibility. We hope to have some updates released early next week, and over the next 2 weeks.

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Carl Crawley on Business Models

September 11, 2013

You can do it the wrong way for many years, but eventually you wise up and be like Carl Crawley and find the right business model to suit your personality and long-range goals.

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Compatibility with EE 2.7.0

August 27, 2013

Solspace add-ons are scheduled to be compatible with ExpressionEngine 2.7.0 by Monday September 9, 2013.

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Greg Aker on Testing

August 14, 2013

No one’s ever heard of this guy, but he’s a pretty good ole’ hacker. Hear him out on test driven development and the subtleties of MVC.

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Changes to Solspace Support

August 13, 2013

Over 6 years ago, we started providing a few simple add-ons publicly. Over the course of that time we have grown to offer 20 different add-ons — many of which are complex — and have grown today to serve over 10,000 developers representing over 50,000 websites from around the world. I’d like to say THANK YOU to everyone that has purchased our software over this time!

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Think Technology Thoughts with Ryan Irelan

August 1, 2013

Ryan Irelan, of Happy Cog and Mijingo, is one of our favorite people. We talk with him about technology choices.

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Plumbing: You Should Be As Reliable

July 11, 2013

Next time you meet a plumber, don’t look down your nose. In this Podcast I talk to a very accomplished businessman, who happens to be a plumber. Learn something from him.

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What Kenny Thinks

July 2, 2013

You want to know what Kenny thinks about all this? So did I. And here it is.

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What Could I Possibly Learn About Business From an 18 Year Old Kid?!

June 12, 2013

18 years old. He may very well know more about running a web design shop than you do. Kyle Cotter talks to me about how he got his start on the web and how he grows his business.

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Craft, Peers and Stack Exchange

June 7, 2013

With Anna Brown, Jessica D’Amico and Brandon Kelly I discuss Craft, Peers Conference and Stack Exchange. Learn more about where your web is going.

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