Ben Tsai

Tina Roth Eisenberg: The Power of Side Projects and Eccentric Aunts

Tina Roth Eisenberg, founder of swiss miss, spoke recently at TYPO San Francisco 2012 about the power of side projects. Her recent venture, Tattly, started as a side project and hit it big. She also created TeuxDeux.

Another story that came across my feed today was about how Flowdock also started as a side project and has apparently turned a little software consultancy into a product company. From an interview with the founder, Otto Hilska, three take-ways:

Those points jive with some of the lessons that Tina mentions in her talk. Tattly started because she was disappointed by a temporary tattoo that her daughter brought home from a party. She also lauds the importance of collaboration.

Sunday, September 15, 2013