How many times have you heard a manager ask: “What are the easy wins?” It’s so easy to focus on easy wins (see what I did there?) and distract ourselves from actual progress. I promise one will never run out of easy wins either. But why is it a trap? What Easy Wins Get You […]
In the Army, we had this saying: be at the right place, at the right time, in the right uniform. We also learn to do extensive risk mitigation. I’ve taken a lot of this to heart to learn that in the worst case, you end up in the wrong place at the right time, or […]
When it comes to products, the little things are what make something stand above the rest.
use Google Analytics, which I’ve talked a little bit about not too long ago. During that time period, I wanted to know if people were actually reading this blog. Well, about 76% of you will if the page shows up in under one second. If it takes longer than that, only 56% of you will.
I’ve been writing software a loooong time. I’ve seen a lot of ways to do things. Scrum, Agile, XP, Waterfall, etc. This is my own dumb way of doing things. It’s one that makes more sense. I call it D.I.S.A.R.M. after all, in real life, your business is trying to disarm the competition. This is […]
I searched for myself on Github … here’s the link You can see all my contributions, things I’ve claimed copyright to, and then around page 15 you start seeing what looks like real customer data dumps and other interesting things. If you search for mailgun_password you can get a free account to spam people with […]
My blog isn’t particularly popular (or unpopular). I don’t really care too much about advertising it’s existence… that’s what google is for. This blog originally started as way to tell friends and family about my adventures when I lived on my sail boat, Blue Macs. When I moved off the boat, I started writing about […]
I get contacted a lot with job offers. Most of them want me to work “for no money” and accept payment with equity. Apparently this happens a lot. The idea people don’t have the money and need help to make their idea real. Most of the time these people also have no idea what their […]
Data can tell you who to sell to, it can tell you when to sell a certain product, it can tell you whether you should launch a product, and when to bail out of a business. Data can answer the questions: who, what, when and where. However, data cannot tell you how or why. That’s […]
For most – if not all – of my career, I’ve focused on small businesses and startups. The challenges that need to be solved are the best, and while they always go through the same growing pains, they always tend to find new ways of solving them. It’s half the definition of insanity – so […]