Just got back from lunch with a friend of mine named Zach Servideo. He introduced me to “The Black Sheep”, a restaurant located in an old Firehouse in Kendall Square which has phenomenal food. If you don’t know Zach, he’s a passionate PR professional who could befriend the most anti-social person in a room and turn them into an entrepreneur. Needless to say, had Jeffrey Dahmer met Zach in the early 70′s, he would’ve started up a software company.
Zach is starting up a little side project called All White Kicks aimed at individuals interested in White Shoes. It’s a niche I would’ve never thought of, but with his passion, he can clearly make it work.
It also reminded me of my friend Alan who always has a few side projects going on. He’s experimenting with a few random AdSense pages such as My Reticulated Python and he’s also working on a niche site called The Curry Project, which aims to review every Indian restaurant in the world.
All of these side projects have inspired me, and I wanted to let you know about a new project I have called HapiMoney. Personal finance education is woefully inadequate and most people don’t know the first thing about where their money should go and in what amounts. I hope to shed some light on money management. Check it out and let me know if you have any ideas. Also, the name is awesome because Hapi is the Egyptian deification of the Nile flooding. This flooding helped water Egyptian crops and brought prosperity to the region.
These little projects also reminded me about one of the biggest mistakes that we ever made at WebNotes- we failed to follow the adage ” release early and release often”. The project was started in 2005 and wasn’t actually released to the public until 2008- 3 years of time which could’ve desperately used public feedback. But I’ll talk more about this in a future post.