Do you feel like a fraud? It's normal, read what to do about it.

Every entrepreneur, or at least most of us will feel like a fraud at one point. We tell our friends and family we're working. We invest money and time into things that may or may not work. We work from home, café's and sometimes lack the office space that makes us feel "normal". We tell ourselves that and the rest of the world that we wholeheartedly believe in a mission. That our product [...]

Everything you do at your company should create value

Everything you do at your company should create value. When deciding to venture down the road of entrepreneurship, many people will tell you that you need to define a problem, attack the problem, and of course provide a solution in order to develop a viable product. Some, or really most advocates of this theory, will transfer some form of knowledge in problem identification onto armies of wide [...]

Swaddle, Side-stomach, Shush, Swing, Suck.

Newsletter | Monday, October 24th 2016 This week we talk cyber attacks, robo cradles, Swedish Fish Theory, and design secrets. Fun fact: “Yahoo” is an acronym for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.”    CYBERSECURITY Last Friday, you may have noticed something unusual happen when Internet browsing. Perhaps you were checking your Twitter, only to [...]

Do I really need to hire a designer if a developer can do the job?

As every entrepreneur knows, when bootstrapping or working with a small budget, it’s important to be very careful with resources. It’s easy to fall into the trap of wanting one team member to take on the responsibilities of multiple roles. With design, it’s unfortunate yet common enough for teams to have their engineering talent handle the task. But there is an opportunity [...]

Ever wonder how Netflix serves a great streaming experience?

Newsletter | Wednesday, October 19th 2016 This week we talk mind-controlled robotic arms, Netflix A/B tests, Soylent sickness, social tech and stupid side projects.  Fun fact: Google was originally called BackRub     TECH BREAKTHROUGH Nathan Copeland, a 28-year-old man left paralysed after a car accident, has been able to actually feel again. How?? A mind-controlled [...]

A Surefire Way to Get Results With Remote Teams

If you’ve ever worked on any remote or “outsourced” team then you’re about to be nodding your head, familiar with the all too many problems of communication that arise. Often times the distance barrier creates misunderstandings and those misunderstandings lead to false assumptions which have far worse implications. I’ve been there. I’ve assumed the developer [...]

What do you think of when you hear the word "GIF"?

Newsletter | Tuesday, October 11th 2016 This week we talk bees, glowing lanes, GIFs, cryptic symbols, and life lessons. * * * Fun Fact: honey does not spoil. You could feasibly eat 3000 year-old honey. ROBOT TECH Speaking about honey...we take for granted that almost one third of the food we consume is pollinated by Honeybees, and yet they’ve been dying at alarming rates - so [...]

Agile MVPs and The Entrepreneurs Who Don't Love Them

  There’s a lot of talk in startup land (and even in enterprise worlds) about utilizing Agile methodologies to build Minimal Viable Products (MVPs). While the idea of incremental iteration, based on tests and data, is a great way to assess a feature set’s success, this Agile method is a dangerous approach to creating products for emerging startups. There is a core issue [...]

A letter to friends: we're stoked to introduce!

Hi friends, We’ve gotten a ton of positive feedback about our weekly newsletter, and we thought we’d share our story - why we created one, how we decided to revamp it, and then the exciting stuff. We want to thank you for all your support (you guys are awesome, really). As some of you know, we’re a modest sized team here in NYC. Bootstrapped with little time to devote to [...]

Instagram says more about you than you think.

Happy Friday! To end the week, we’d like to mix it up with Instagram filters, Zuckerberg news, creative wall decor, tips to evade cyber hacks, and Google’s long overdue travel app.   MACHINE LEARNING Your choice of Instagram filter says more about you than you think - according to a recent study by Harvard University’s Andrew Reece and the University of Vermont’s [...]

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