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RT : Creating an app is a long yet rewarding adventure. But more often than not, you can't do it on your own. You need a…
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Twitter
Just realizing that in a few generations our children will be memorizing famous tweets of our President. "Four scor…
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15 days ago
Smart homes and vegetable peelers
"The challenge for the startup is that if I can control your device entirely with Alexa or Siri, you don't have much of a moat left, but if you don't support them, won't people just buy a generic Chinese one that does? How do you square the circle?"
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17 days ago
One Day Sprints – Hacker Noon
"the only “right” way, is using approaches that let you discover the right way. No non-customized/prescriptive way is optimized for your situation."
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20 days ago
One Day Sprints – Hacker Noon
"The daily goal is to get something with suitable test coverage into test, staging, or production every day AS A TEAM."
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20 days ago
One Day Sprints – Hacker Noon
"Most importantly, measure the velocity and progress on stuff that matters (driving customer outcomes)."
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20 days ago
Code Less, Think More… Incrementally! – gitconnected
"Instead of looking at the solution, look at the problem. Instead of looking at the answer, look at the question."
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20 days ago
Code Less, Think More… Incrementally! – gitconnected
"If you always start to build a big task from the beginning without incremental development in mind, you're very likely to get stuck. Even though you’re writing code, that doesn’t mean you’re creating value and being productive."
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20 days ago
Code Less, Think More… Incrementally! – gitconnected
"Incremental Delivery doesn’t make you really "faster." If you consider the technical aspects of "speed" as the amount of stuff you’ve done in less time, Incremental Delivery can actually take more time to finish the whole thing!

However, if you consider "speed" as the amount of value you have delivered, then it’s totally possible you’ll take more time to do something but less time to finish! The trick is to build the minimum viable piece of stuff that can make the user happy, even if it’s not the final “big project.”"
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20 days ago
Code Less, Think More… Incrementally! – gitconnected
"Incremental Delivery tackles the problem, not the solution, and that allows you to work less and be faster."
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20 days ago
Advice for First Time Founders
"Mostly I learned by failing at these things and trying to figure out, every week, what I could be doing better. In fact, I think that’s a really good meta-lesson: you have to focus on figuring out what you’re not doing well as a founder to get better at being a founder. That’s an every-day job, and it’s subtly different from figuring out what your company as a while needs to be doing better.

One of the most useful things I ever heard from an advisor was Alfred Lin’s description of what his job was when he was COO at Zappos. He said, “I came in every day and figured out what I could make 1% better.” This is both the best job definition I’ve ever heard for a growth-stage COO, but also a useful lens for approaching the job of founder."
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4 weeks ago
Advice for First Time Founders
"Trying to hire bright people with no experience and hoping they will “figure it out” will almost certainly slow you down and cause you a lot of heartache when those people don’t scale."
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4 weeks ago
Advice for First Time Founders
"Distraction comes in a million forms. If it isn’t going to add to your growth, it’s a distraction."
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4 weeks ago
How to Find Consulting Clients
"Can this consultant help me solve my problem?
Will I like working with this consultant?"
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4 weeks ago
How to Find Consulting Clients
"To help prospective clients determine if they’ll like working with me, I project my working style and personality onto my site and my writing. For example, I value clarity and substance over fluff, so I keep my site simple and my writing to-the-point."
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4 weeks ago
The Basic Social Media Mistakes Companies Still Make
"To identify the most meaningful business objectives, ask some questions: What numbers must you hit? How will you know you are successful? How does your boss judge success? What has changed recently that is challenging you? What do stakeholders care about most?"
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6 weeks ago
Bono: The Rolling Stone Interview
"I want to be useful. That is our family prayer, as you know. It is not the most grandiose prayer. It is just, we are available for work. That is U2's prayer. We want to be useful, but we want to change the world. And we want to have fun at the same time. What is wrong with that?"
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6 weeks ago
Twitter
The email competition is on!
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8 weeks ago
Twitter
Behind the scenes at the children's photo shoot.
reality  from twitter
9 weeks ago
Maker vs. Manager: How Your Schedule Can Make or Break You
"We spend much of our days on autopilot—not giving much thought to what we are doing with our time. This is a problem. It’s difficult to prevent the trivial from creeping into every corner of your schedule if you don’t face, without flinching, your current balance between deep and shallow work, and then adopt the habit of pausing before action and asking, “What makes the most sense right now?”"
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10 weeks ago
Twitter
RT : Read the accounts of what Kristian Lum described, and if you see such behavior in your own workplace or conferences…
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10 weeks ago
Twitter
Now the replacement driver cancelled. This is a clearly a problem you guys need to address quickly. It see…
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11 weeks ago
Twitter
So tonight, same thing happens. Driver messages me for location, I reply. He then asked cash or card? I re…
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11 weeks ago
Twitter
Same here. 2 instances this last Saturday. Wasted a lot of time waiting for Ubers that then cancelled after 10-15 m…
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11 weeks ago
Twitter
RT : A small band of deeply committed believers will spread a story better than a horde of the lightly committed. True f…
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11 weeks ago
My Content is a Mindset! – Gary Vaynerchuk – Medium
"My content is a mindset because I think the whole thing, life, business, entrepreneurship, is a one or zero, black or white. It’s very binary. You’re either optimistic and on the offense or your pessimistic and on defense."
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11 weeks ago
Twitter
RT : Everyone knows about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Tomorrow, I encourage you to join Melinda and me in one of our…
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12 weeks ago
What Happens When Startups Turn from Their Innovation Stage to Operational Excellence?
"The best CEOs realize that they need to build organizations and hierarchy and delegate decision making while still holding their teams accountable. The best CEOs realize that they must transition from being individual contributors to team builders and adjudicators who settle conflicts of “resource allocations.”"
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november 2017
What Happens When Startups Turn from Their Innovation Stage to Operational Excellence?
"Often companies who get stuck in “that’s the way we do things around here” mindset struggle to obtain growth because in the Innovation Phase of a startup detailed processes are often eschewed in the spirit of “we’re a startup!”"
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november 2017
What Happens When Startups Turn from Their Innovation Stage to Operational Excellence?
"Answering these and other questions often forces teams to build processes so that serving customers can be done repeatably and profitably."
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november 2017
What Happens When Startups Turn from Their Innovation Stage to Operational Excellence?
"they start to have to ask harder questions about unit economics:

How much does it cost us to acquire a new customer?
How profitable is my product or service?
How long does it take me to pay back my original customer acquisition costs?
What sized team can I afford in order to sell, market & provide service to these customers?"
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november 2017
What Happens When Startups Turn from Their Innovation Stage to Operational Excellence?
"Great leaders recognize their own individual strengths and recruit people who complement them rather than compliment them. They look for people who fill in their gaps and together the team can make a whole."
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november 2017
What Happens When Startups Turn from Their Innovation Stage to Operational Excellence?
"They made one or more of these grievous errors:

They didn’t build an experienced or well-rounded management team,
They didn’t establish a well-articulated strategy or source of differentiation so that when they had hundreds of employees joined they could all pull in the same direction and for a common purpose
They didn’t establish a strong culture or norms that allowed for great decision-making without the founders having to intervene
They didn’t devolve authority or decision-making outside of the founders or a tight-knit executive group leading to delays by indecision or lack of authority
They failed to invest in internal systems to support growth
They didn’t establish enduring processes to allow the broader company to have a roadmap for how to operate."
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november 2017
Twitter
The crowd showing their smart phones at I spoke on developers + entrepreneurs shaping the future.
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november 2017
Instagram
I'm glad to be back in the warm sun.
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november 2017
Twitter
"this stuff is made in New York City"
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november 2017
Twitter
The line for the gate in HKG. Wheels up soon. 🛫
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november 2017
Stripe Atlas: Getting Your First 10 Customers
"inding places where customers congregate online, such as industry associations, conferences, communities / forums, and specialized directories. These are worth investigating, both from the perspective of developing leads and from the perspective of learning about organic behavior among your target customers. What are the issues which routinely come up when they talk shops with their peers? What pain points do they have and how do they conceptualize them? What else do they use? Knowing the answers to these helps your development, marketing, and sales efforts."
This is key
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october 2017
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