I write this post for a few reasons. First, it’s All-Star Sunday for the NBA and I love basketball. Second, this article highlights one of Bill Simmons greatest ideas (reheated, but still great reading). Finally, it’s a holiday weekend for me so I wanted to take a break from the normal fare.
The Ewing Theory brings up a great idea related to work. There are very few of us who aren’t replaceable. Even those people, who present so much value to their organization, can be missed. Your team won’t look the same without you, but they can and would make it without you.
Value is a relative term. Cherish the value you have and fight to keep it. That comes with attitude, effort, and innovation. Harness that and your ceiling will soar.
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Quotes like this give me hope for the world of enterprise-level software. While it seems like something said five years ago, this was said just recently by Dave Knox, CMO at Rockfish: “Startups are now applying best-in-class lessons learned from the consumer Internet and applying them to enterprise/B2B products… . Technology is happening at the […]
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Many a developer has developed a mobile application using Bootstrap, but was it while you were attending the first grade? Check this video out and remember this name folks. Something tells me this young lady will be making a name for herself in the years to come. By the way, this should also function as […]
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Having been a part of “geek” culture for quite some time, it has been a true revelation to see the “geekification” of our entire society in the last few years. Instead of seeing the negative connotations associated with the term, I chose to see what separated us geeks from the crowd: we loved data. Data […]
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What happens when the first video-game generation grows up? They turn everything into a game. Some have deemed this phenomenon the “gameification” of products. There have been varying levels of success with this concept, but I would argue the strategy has been a win. In this All Things D article, a new mobile app titled Shopkick is reviewed by […]
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Seth Godin reminded us (as only he can) yesterday that we must find ways to humanize the work we do. Of course that can translate into providing value to the product you are making, the process you are creating, and you as an individual. The question we must continue to ask ourselves is how do we […]
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I am a big fan of the folks over at Planview. Not just because of their output of such great information on how to build better products, but for their desire to shape thought in a positive direction for innovation. Kaylee Kolditz posed the notion of whether or not we are asking the right questions […]
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Leave it to the folks at MIT to organize an open-source hackathon for the betterment of our health. Please check out this highly encouraging view into some of the greatest minds in software as the try to use the ever increasing amount of data we are gathering about human physiology. This is what happens when […]
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It is a question as old as time: what are we willing to offer as compensation for access to the things we want? Some ask for your time viewing their ads, others want payment. We have even created models where we have to do both (I know, crazy right?). Enter Selectable Media, a new platform […]
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There are a lot of devices being created today, so it’s understandable that I’m a bit numb to excitement surround a potential product launch. Then again, if you told me I could get rid of my mouse and start using my iPhone instead I would change my tune. Consider me hyped up. A product by […]
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