Chance

“It wasn’t that I was no longer afraid, but now my excitement was bigger than my fear.” — Kobi Yamada

Downtime

Nobody should work non-stop. Everyone needs some downtime and a break. It’s important to remember this simple fact. It’s also more important to remember that not everyone requires the same thing. Some people find respite and a chance to recharge by reading a good book, others by watching a movie, some by playing video games,...

Egg

Columbus being at a party with many noble Spaniards, where, as was customary, the subject of conversation was the Indies: one of them undertook to say: —"Mr. Christopher, even if you had not found the Indies, we should not have been devoid of a man who would have attempted the same that you did, here...

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....