Do relationships have a place in startups?

I believe so.. or better, I know they do. Working to work smarter Although it is indeed true that you will need to breath almost everything you have into your new company, and especially in its early stages, the reality is, just because you’re in the chair and staring at the computer all day doesn’t[…]

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[…]

The Messy-but-Pretty-Art of UX Sketching

Peiter Buick wrote a great article on The Messy Art of UX Sketching and, although he stresses the importance of how UX sketches should be designed, one shouldn’t be afraid to sketch their ideas (even if their sketches aren’t final drawings). The definition of sketch /skeCH/ is a rough drawing or painting, often to assist in making a more[…]

Give users what they need; not what they ask for

I <3 Data & you should too! Most companies, and people, still have a difficult time giving value to UX (User Experience). It is still a very misunderstood field. Personally, I don’t claim to admit knowing everything. However, this post is to help those get better acquainted. Either to seek help from a professional, or[…]

Build a product. Not Features.

The unfortunate crutch that many people face when building a product for their business, regardless of which stage said person is in, there are always those ever probing question that ask: how do you standout from the competition? What is the differentiator? The weight of this problem affects all us entrepreneurs. Numerous people try to[…]

The myths of innovation – Book Review

I believe that one of the many issues that plagues many aspiring innovators is actually believing in those varying and vast amounts of myths that proceeded them regarding other great designers/developers/inventors/etc. A couple well known examples from the book are the stories of how Issac Newton discovered gravity and the great tale of how Archimedes’[…]