Exaptation

An important part of Gutenberg’s genius, then, lay not in conceiving an entirely new technology from scratch, but instead from borrowing a mature technology from an entirely different field, and putting it to work to solve an unrelated problem. Excerpted from Where Good Ideas Come From

Blockchain Bonanza or Bitcoin Bubble

I didn’t post anything in 2017 about the concept of blockchain and I’ve been diligent in not posting anything so far in 2018. Now I’m finally going to break my self-imposed silence. I’m choosing to now because it seems that the initial craze has worn off a bit and thing are finally starting to normalize....

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me,       Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be       For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance       I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance       My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and...

Hustle

The idea of ‘hustle’ when it comes to startups is one that is frequently discussed and rarely seen. Startups that don’t have a hustle mindset will either meander along their path at a mediocre pace until they are no longer a “startup” and have entered the slog of mid-business or they will fizzle and die. For...

Release with Purpose

One of the topics that frequently gets discussed in engineering circles (or maybe I should say product circles) is the concept of when to release. I say product circles because engineers I am convinced would be happy to keep a project in continuous improvement forever. It’s in our blood. We have this innate desire to...

Done

“Done is the engine of more." I loved this quote when I first read it. I think a lot of the time we focus on the concept of shipping something and being “done”. But we have the wrong concept for what the word means. Done is not complete and finished. Done is not the end....

Cyborgs and AI

I am almost embarrassed to write this due to the lateness with which I am apparently reading this particular blog post, but for those that have beat me to it I beg for your patience while I get a bit excited in sharing my personal discoveries. Okay, with that being said let me dig in...

Opinions

“Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.” – Einstein

Courage

“A good idea is meaningless without the courage to act."