Howard Kossak

Howard Kossak

Last Update: January 01 2007 10AM Howard Kossak, a friend and mentor of mine, passed away last week. He lost a long battle with cancer, one that he had beaten several times over the years. I still remember the first time I reached out to Howard. I sent him an email one night in late…

Doing the Zimbra Math

Doing the Zimbra Math

Last Update: January 26 2007 8PM Zimbra announced via TechCrunch this morning that they now have 6 million paid mailboxes. My first reaction to this was pretty much the same reaction that I had when they announced that they had 4 million paid mailboxes just three short months ago. That reaction goes a little something…

Quarterly Goals

Quarterly Goals

Last Update: December 24 2006 2PM Inspired by Verne Harnish, we are adopting a quarterly goal system at Webmail. We’re going to put together, and publicize internally, five goals each quarter. We’re also going to ask each employee to come up with three to five personal goals that they would like to achieve. Each goal…

Writing About Failure

Writing About Failure

Things have been going great at Webmail for quite some time now. We’re experiencing healthy growth on a month-to-month basis and things continue to get more exciting every day. But while things are going great at work, things haven’t always been so rosy. Likewise, there are other aspects of my life and side projects I’ve…

My Accounting Experience

My Accounting Experience

Eight years ago (wow, has it been that long?) during my sophomore year at Virginia Tech, I realized that I was going to run out of money and wouldn’t be able to afford my next semester of college. With tuition, books, car payments, living expenses, etc., my high school savings account was drying up quickly….