Internet of Things: a double-edged sword?

In the age of IoT, we’re experiencing a level of connectedness like never before. Everything from our watches to cars to home devices can generate data about itself, analyze it in relation to other events, and share that information with other objects to create meaningful experiences. This technological evolution is transforming the way we access information about ourselves and our [...]

The Question of Intellectual Property Theft and Idea Stealing

Without doubt you've got your business idea and you think that it's the hottest thing since sliced bread and you're already envisioning yourself on the cover of Time and The Economist. And then the paranoia starts taking over, and you start thinking that you need to be hush hush about it, have your wife, or girlfriend sign a NDA, and install motion sensors and cameras outside your office. Ok, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Depression: the Demon Behind Entrepreneurship

No one ever said entrepreneurship was easy, that's for sure. I’ve been working on all sorts of interesting projects with a range of clients, from big brands and emerging  startups, helping them define their business model and strategy. Each project has its unique set of challenges, successes, nuances, etc. Yet, one pattern I’ve noticed throughout my time spent on projects is the [...]

Getting started with WebRTC? Here’s 5 top resources that can help.

WebRTC has driven a lot of our recent work. We appreciate it’s simplicity and enormous potential to transform a variety of industries reliant on video. For those of you who aren’t quite familiar with webRTC, or maybe heard a reference to it on Silicon Valley but not really sure what it is, I’ll explain:  WebRTC is a free, open-source project that allows mobile [...]

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