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Level: Anatomy of a Launch

Starting a Conversation on Product Hunt, Medium and Hacker News

Josh Hubball
October 17, 2014

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Going Live After Four Months of Building

Two weeks ago I announced Level to the world with an essay on Medium and a post on Product Hunt. By internet standards, this created the tiniest of blips. But for me, not really knowing what to expect, I was quite blown away by the response. Perhaps most gratifying was that people identified with the . . .

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Custom Framing is a Racket

Why I took on building a better way to frame any poster, print or photo

Josh Hubball
October 07, 2014

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originally published on Medium 10/02/14

The Beginnings

The other night and out of nowhere, a song started taking shape in my head. It began as a spontaneous little guitar riff, but then started evolving into something bigger. Providing a little of my attention seemed to nourish it. A bass line, choral voices and interweaving melodies . . .

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What's Very Wrong with "Social TV"

Josh Hubball
July 17, 2014

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It’s safe to say that social media has passed a tipping point, especially with respect to brands and media outlets. The new mantra all the way up to the top of those organizations has become “we have to be a leader in social”.

This wasn't always the case. In the early days, entertainment and media companies were slow to catch on. The . . .

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For MBA Students Interested in Startups

But not quite ready to start their own company

Josh Hubball
April 08, 2014

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Much has been written about MBA students pursuing startup jobs after graduation. Most of the reactions have been from an entrepreneur or investor perspective, and are generally skeptical of the value these people bring to the table. This attitude really crested about a year ago, enough to trigger the contrarian instincts of Ben Horowitz who . . .

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"Her" Is Not About the Future

My thoughts (with spoilers) on the Spike Jonze film

Josh Hubball
February 28, 2014

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I saw the film “Her” from writer and director Spike Jonze last weekend. It’s up for Best Picture at the Oscars this weekend, and deservedly so in my opinion. I found it to be wonderfully layered, and caught myself reflecting on so many things throughout. Below are my interpretations of the movie and what it spoke to me.

But if you haven’t . . .

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Rebels, Sneakers and Grandmama

Josh Hubball
February 07, 2014

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I loved college basketball during the 90's. In-conference rivalries were real and bitter, and the best players typically stayed in school for three if not the full four years. I loved the Big East in particular. Tradition, legendary coaches, and a legitimate star player on nearly every team.

But the team that excited me most was out . . .

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