“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 […]Read more "How Would Stoics View Org Transformation?"
Great things start, and then they end. Today, I start my last day at Bottle Rocket Studios. My time at this amazing place has come to and end. It started with reading blog posts, a stroll around Glassdoor, and some exploratory emails to recruiting. Julian was the best in guiding me through the process, but the […]Read more "Saying Goodbye To Bottle Rocket"
If I stare at my mobile device all day long, why do I ever need to be notified of anything happening on it?Read more "Do Push Notifications Really Bring Value To Users?"
In the past 12 months, most of the conversation around wearable technology has related to how “useful” the devices are. When I say conversation, it’s not necessarily questioning if current the technology is useful. There’s no question of that, when you compare devices released by Pebble, Samsung, Nike and others. The only reason anyone is […]Read more "Blog Post: How Owning A Useful Device Might Have Changed My Mind On Wearables"
It’s startling when you know you’ve read the best book you’re going to buy all year…in January. It wasn’t because I am too cynical about the work of my fellow authors. I just new Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products was that good, and I detailed my thoughts of Nir Eyal’s brilliance here. If you are in […]Read more "Blog Post: Never Assume Your Users Are In On The Joke"
God bless the Internet and the speed at which venom can be spewed towards tech news. As Easter weekend was just getting underway, CNET broke a story that involved the Nike FuelBand team being fired and the product line retiring. Since wearable technology is the newest darling amongst tech writers, this was a big deal. […]Read more "Blog Post: The difference between invention and innovation"
Building for the sake of being first is a recipe for disaster. Only when we see the true value of the product can we see the tipping point towards behavior and purchases changing for good. Malcolm Gladwell, Jim Collins and Seth Godin made careers writing about that very subject. Apple has made billions with that […]Read more "Blog Post: How Does Android Wear Improve Wearables?"
Remember how it was ludicrous when you heard the number of advertising messages you receive a day? Thousands, or rather hundreds of thousands, of different brands and ideas are projected to you every day for consumption. Now, we just try to make sure we understand all of them and process the ones important enough to […]Read more "Blog Post: What Barriers Will New Input Methods Remove?"
We hate waiting in line, not to mention that once we finish waiting…there’s more waiting. There’s the whole, “need to pull out my wallet and give you currency” hassle. Then, finally, whatever I paid for needs to be produced. Goodness, I hope all this was worth it. Honestly, I just want what I want and […]Read more "Blog Post: Is Mobile Ordering The Missing Link for Retail?"
I don’t mince my words when it comes to the awesomeness of Tapbot’s Tweetbot. It was one of the first apps I fell in love with on my iPhone, and is one of the only apps I use constantly. My affection for Twitter as a platform would not be as devout if it were not […]Read more "Blog Post: The Death of Tweetbot’s Triple-Tap"