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New and improved this week: To keep up with our good friends on the GWT team at Google, we’ve upgraded from GWT 1.5 to 1.7. This will improve the performance of Rypple and give us greater cross-browser support. We’ve improved the load time of the non-logged in adviser and public URL response pages. When we… Read on »

"If" by Rudyard Kipling

I was recently sent a speech that John Bogle, founder of Vanguard, gave to Roxbury Latin Academy‘s graduating class.  John shared Rudyard Kipling‘s powerful poem If. If was first published in 1895, but it’s incredibly relevant to life in a startup in 2009.  Kipling understood the plight of an entrepreneur.  His words will help you through… Read on »

failure

We’ve all failed many times and on many different occasions. Successful people not only embrace the failure but incorporate it into their learning process. It’s important to remind yourself regularly that failure isn’t a bad thing, which is why we keep some great quotations about failing posted on our office walls. I’ve included a few… Read on »

It’s been a big week at Rypple! New features and some great improvements. New this week: You can respond to feedback requests directly from email.  Hit reply and write your feedback at the top of your response.  Keep it short, no more than three lines, so your feedback is direct and helpful! Check out your… Read on »

I’ve been thinking a lot about user engagement lately, which might be why Nike+ Experiment article in last month’s Wired caught my attention. Although the article only briefly touches on the topic, there’s a lot that can be learned by studying very successful products. I’m going to head out on a brief tangent to take… Read on »

I’ve been thinking a lot about user engagement lately, which might be why Nike+ Experiment article in last month’s Wired caught my attention. Although the article only briefly touches on the topic, there’s a lot that can be learned by studying very successful products. I’m going to head out on a brief tangent to take… Read on »

New this week: There is a new way to get feedback!  At the top of your homepage is the ‘What’s your question’ box, so you can ask for feedback without leaving your homepage. Advice and Feedback were so popular that we’ve added a third type! You can now provide Coaching, which allows you to respond… Read on »