Five Questions with John Shiple

Who are you and what do you do?

I am an Alpha Nerd who builds new companies and products. In the last 2 months, I have launched 2 companies ( and as well as obtained proof of concept for a third company (’s

How do you bring ideas to life?

I employ a 100-point process called Scale DNA that I use to correct and optimize the people, processes, and technologies the comprise a company.

What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?

The Art of Scalability by Martin L. Abbott, it bridges the technology and business sides of a business. Intended for techies, this book helps nerds get out of the weeds and see the 30,000 foot view.

What is one piece of advice that you’d like to give?

You do not need a technical co-founder to begin building your business.

What is one idea that you’re going to bring to life in 2012? will bloom into and a much stronger mechanism for connecting people to jobs will be born!