For better or worse I approach problems like a digital marketer who studied economics and loves technology. I get bored easily, too. So naturally, I want things better, faster, and–when possible–automated. Blending the handshake between mind and machine requires concrete thinking about flexible frameworks. It goes beyond HCI (human-computer interaction) and pushes closer to bionic.… Continue reading Prereqs: Hiring machines & training them to be decision-makers.
Stop trying so hard to play startup. Build a business. Get funding or bootstrap. But the real goal is to solve a problem people value enough to pay for. Creating a company should come after the product or service; not before. Stop trying so hard to play agency. Build a team of people that drive… Continue reading Let’s play startup.
I’ve been re-reading some books that are considered classics. One I’ve been slowly working my way through again is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. My dad gave me a copy when I was 14 years old and I’ve read a few times since then. Even if you haven’t read it, you’ll recognize a lot… Continue reading Pause.
The seeds of growth are found in discontent. However, if we’re too focused on dissatisfaction we can easily get frustrated with where we’re at and could find ourselves unhappy. Or even get fed up and quit. So, how do you become dissatisfied enough to grow and do it patiently? Here’s one thing that works for… Continue reading Tension for growth.
We like to think we’re open-minded and that we can take feedback. In reality, it’s difficult and we’re not good at it. We get defensive. If it’s a strongly held belief (or even loosely held in some cases), we immediately look for and identify reasons it’s not true. It can’t be true. Sometimes it’s not… Continue reading What if it’s true?
The goal is to increase the rate at which you and your team are able to execute the right ideas. If you can do that, you’ll not only catch up (if you’re behind) to the competition, but you will eventually surpass. Make sure your objective (direction) is sound and then your only major roadblock is ego.… Continue reading Continuous improvement.