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Merlin joins Stikkit advisory board

Values of n Blog: Merlin Mann advises

I'm happy to announce that I've accepted an offer to advise Values of n on the development of their Stikkit web application.

In fact, although I've been using and loving Stikkit for several months now, I've held off talking about it much on 43f until this addition was made official and public1. But, since I stand to have an advisor's stake in the business as a result of this work, it was important to tell you guys and properly disclose my involvement before doing much gushing in the content well here.

I have a pile of tips for how I'm using Stikkit and have been regularly poking Rael, Michael, and crew (to what I imagine is the point of polite professional annoyance) with feature ideas and things I want the app to do (hint: everything). So I'm glad I can finally start sharing this stuff, here and elsewhere.

This is the first Advisory Board thing in which I've participated (my OmniFocus advising is pro bono and will continue as before), so I'm pretty excited to officially get started.

Anyhow, I wanted you to know about this and to say that I'll be linking back to this post whenever it's appropriate to remind you of my proud involvement in Stikkit. I am enthused about where this project is headed, and I'm honored that Rael and his team have let me in on their process.

1. Note that folks in Canada can catch a demo of Stikkit I did on Call for Help which I taped in December, before this was approaching officialness.

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[...] Starting from hyped application...

[...] Starting from hyped application that doesn’t yet exists, like OmniFocus, to recently strategically planned online apps, like Stikkit, which succesfully embarked Merlin Mann from the famous 43folders.com in their advisor’s staff. I think that was, from a PR viewpoint, an extremely good move, and I know for sure that the guys from Omni had the opportunity to do the same. Merlin politely stated that his support for OmniFocus is pro-bono, but the real thing is that his consulting services are a real gem. I mean, not only by their objective value, which I really doubt that can be challenged, but by the visibility and endorsment they could get by offically having Merlin in their team. That would gave them a huge advantage. From what I saw, Merlin took his advisor work very seriously (which I always knew he would) and gave us some insights, the stikkit thing looks pretty promising. [...]




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