Are entrepreneurs crazy, or just really—really passionate?

  What is an entrepreneur? To be clear when I say entrepreneurs, I’m not talking about small business owners. They are two different species. A small business owner could technically call themselves entrepreneurs, however the objectives and views tend to differ between the two. An example would be that a small business owner could just[…]

What is your Pirate to Conformist ratio?

Fast Company Co.DESIGN web series recently published an article about hiring Pirates if you want change agents in your company. The article is an excerpt from What Would Steve Jobs Do? book and basically talks about how Pirates (aka rebels in my case) are a great asset because they won’t allow your company to become[…]

Does your startup need a Product Manager?

What is Product Management? As defined by Wikipedia: Product management is an organizational life-cycle function within a company dealing with the planning, forecasting, or marketing of a product or products at all stages of the product life-cycle. The role consists of Product development and product marketing, which are different (yet complementary) efforts, with the objective[…]

Don’t be compelled by user data, be inspired.

Many new and eager startup enthusiasts working to better a product and idea know that the key to success is understanding and finding that sweet spot for what customers say the want and what they truly need. If you’re following the basic principals for Lean Startups you know that the key concepts are keeping a[…]

Eight startup UX tips

Wireframes, site maps, flow diagrams, mockups, etc are all traditional documents that many people expect to receive from UX-ers in quantity while usually maintaining a high quality on aesthetics; however within startups, user experience practitioners need to be a-part of the team making the actual product and getting out of the deliverable’s business. Process and[…]

Why is your Minimal Viable Product (MVP) really just a PoS?

With all of the available buzzwords surrounding startup  enthusiasts, one of the top phrases is MVP: Minimal Viable Product. Although I do believe in the concept, it has gotten so popular that people are quick to use it without genuinely understanding it. With no fault to Eric Reis, as he’s clearly explained the idea of[…]

What Dexter teaches us about startups

In the awesome TV show Dexter Harry Morgan, a Detective, adopts a son, Dexter, who later becomes a textbook psychopath in which Harry then decided to teach the wayward Dexter how to manage his illness by a set of specific rules. While the show has its ‘only in Hollywood’ moments it’s a soon to be[…]

Reading re-cap

From now on I’m going to start curating some of the top articles I’ve read throughout the week and post them here for you to read too if you haven’t already. Below are just a few of the posts that I may or may have not shared via my social media channels as I read them the passing week.[…]