When I first started working at Bottle Rocket Studios helping clients craft world-class mobile experiences, I thought I was an expert. I had spent years telling the world I was on my blog. Had even finished my pages for a book on building apps that I’ve bored you all about more than I should. I […]
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If you’ve never met Jake Calabrese, you should find a way to. He makes me happy every time I see him at a conference or get a text from him. Mostly, it’s due to him being an absolute wacko who knows how to make people laugh and makes everyone in the circle feel connected to […]
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“When the number of options available are limited, it is foolish to fuss and fret. We should instead simply choose the best of them and move on with life. To behave otherwise is to waste precious time and energy.” William B. Irvine, The Stoic Challenge On my best days, I feel like these words personify […]
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Remember when we all gathered in masses to see bands play live? We’ve all met these types of people before. The random stranger who walks by you after leaving screams, “that band was awesome!” Yeah, dude. We were in there with you just now. You don’t need to tell us something we all just witnessed. […]
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Have you ever left a meeting wondering why nobody gave your idea consideration? It’s a tough spot to be in, and I would like to discuss what happens as a result.
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I’m a member of the last generation to know life before the Internet. I’ve been able to witness how people have managed to craft personas based on their time spent online. This didn’t happen on purpose, of course. We saw this raw nerve connected to a network of other nerve endings capable of anything. Had […]
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Gulp. You’re project is behind schedule. Funding didn’t get approved for your pet initiative. Contract isn’t going to be renewed. Company is downsizing. The feature you were sure was going to be a hit is a dud. I could go on, but you get the point. Bad news: Any information which adversely and seriously affects an […]
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There aren’t many people from college I keep up with anymore. Just a few close buddies that I spent almost every day of life with for a few years. After graduation, we would call often, even do group calls to laugh at each other. Then when one of us would get engaged or have a […]
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My first role on an Agile team was as a scrum master. The only product I had to sell at that time was my experience being the conduit between development and business. Previous roles in quality assurance had sufficiently prepared me if only to understand I had a lot more to learn. The next role […]
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“Being a consultant is like flying first-class. The food is terrific, the drinks are cold. But all you can do is walk up to the pilot and say, ‘bank left.’” — Greg Brenneman Speaking to an engaged audience is always a treat. Mainly because I have been in their shoes before, but there is also […]
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