Guest post: Why Transactions Get Declined

By David Goodale of Merchant-Accounts.ca Don’t Lose Your Customers on the Goal Line A declined transaction is quite possibly the worst reason to lose a sale. All that’s left is to take the money. This should be the easiest part, and it’s important to do, because the cost of acquisition of for new customers is […]

The Redemption of Jeff Macke

A couple days ago former CNBC pundit Jeff Macke appeared on the QuothTheRaven podcast. It brought to mind his ignominious  end at CNBC which was punctuated, or perhaps precipitated by a bizarre on camera rant in May 2009. I blogged about it at the time, which is why I’m blogging about his QTR appearance now. […]

Everybody Hates Natural Language Autobots

Lately I’ve been thinking that I haven’t been writing enough here about GuerrillaCap’s core mandate – price stability and full employment. Wait, no, that’s The Fed, along with ensuring higher stock markets. GuerrillaCap’s core mission was supposed to be talking about how small and independent businesses can compete with megacorps. The other night I was […]

The Other Two Kinds Of Debt

(Read on Medium) “Any corporation, private or governmental, that wishes to provide for a sound and equitable continuity of its business must take steps towards the systematic retirement of debt immediately after it has been incurred. Postponement of all payment for property or privileges by those who presently enjoy their benefits is calculated to bring uncomfortable consequences to them […]

Get Thee a Backup Payment Gateway

About a week ago I wrote “A Heretic’s Guide To Deplatforming” over on the easyDNS blog (my main business). It was in response to the widespread deplatforming of Gab.ai in the wake of the Pittsburgh shooting spree, in which the perpetrator posted on the social media platform before carrying out the brutal attack. The post […]

Do not reply to this email

I realize I haven’t written anything here for awhile, it’s because I’m in the home stretch of submitting my manuscript for my DNS book, finally, after four years. I’m supposed to submit it today, in fact. Which I won’t because I still have a few chapters left to review. But we’re close. But in my […]

Growth for Growth’s Sake is a Road to Nowhere

A few days ago a long time customer and CEO of a new security start-up came to see me. Ironically, given the way our conversation turned, he was in town to raise an angel round. We talked about how easyDNS will turn 20 years old this year and has never done a funding round or […]

The Transition Overview: Building Companies That Matter

“The terms transition town, transition initiative and transition model refer to grassroots community projects that aim to increase self-sufficiency to reduce the potential effects of peak oil, climate destruction, and economic instability.” (Wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transition_town   Overview The Transition Town phenomenon is a self-organizing movement to create resilient communities that can prosper in the oncoming era beyond cheap oil. I was […]

Don’t have a Mission Statement. Be On A Mission.

[ Originally published November 24, 2014 on the easyDNS blog and included here to build up some base material ahead of launch – markjr]  The 800lb Gorilla in your space has a Mission Statement. Possibly complimented by a Vision Statement and maybe even a Values/Ethics Statement for good measure. These were either outsourced to a […]