Eric Ries has some great thinking that compliments my Jobs-to-be-Done approach to user needs. By framing the problem as a desired change in user behavior rather than a set of features, we give the team room to maneuver to the best, validated solution. Eric Ries – Framing the Work to Encourage Experimentation
Came across this gem in Dave Gray’s Liminal Thinking. It’s impossible to change our governing beliefs if we don’t recognize what they are, and how reflexively we defend even the toxic ones.
“Most boundaries are convenient fictions. What divides the people who are “on” a team from those who are not? What separates one company department or division from another, or an employee from a customer? Boundaries give life structure, which makes us comfortable. But they can also be shifted, rethought, reframed, and reorganized.” Excerpt From: Gray, … Read More
Most of the bad startup ideas I hear are bad not because they’re under threat of someone’s stealing the idea, but because the founder doesn’t know what he or she doesn’t know. What do you do when someone ‘steals’ your amazing idea? – InVision Blog By Nir Eyal on blog.invisionapp.com Open
Last week I reported that Evernote had removed its key competitive feature from free users. What I didn’t recognize at the time were the market conditions forcing Evernote to raises prices. The combined “valuation” of total US unicorns is $486 billion. Their combined profit? $0. Unicorns Dropping Like Flies: First Dropbox; Then Square; Now Fidelity … Read More
Steven Universe’s New Episode Proves It’s the Best Show You Don’t Watch
Evernote emailed me today to let me know that they are going to limit free accounts to only 2 devices. This is a real bummer as I’ve been an Evernote fan for a very long time. In the last few years, several strong competitors have emerged, not least of which is the free iOS Notes … Read More
Imagine trying to get a job at Dave & Buster’s and being told you have to pay a $500 application fee. And if you’re lucky enough to get the job, management will keep an undisclosed portion of gratuities paid by customers. That’s the life of an online voiceover artist.
Can you generate 10 ideas per day for six months?