No hands? No Problem.

Newsletter | November 9, 2016   This week we happily circumvent political dialogue and talk marathon running, mapping, hands-free piano playing, and good ol’ Ben Franklin instead. * * *  Fun fact: The Rubik’s cube is the best-selling product of all time. The iPhone is second. ...though, it depends on your definition of "product" ;)  * * [...]

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 [...]

How do you feel about computerized bugs crawling up and down your body?

Newsletter | Monday, October 24th 2016    * * *  Fun fact: Adding  /4 to the end of Facebook’s URL will take you to Mark Zuckerberg’s profile.    ROBO VEHICLES Does a 120-mile beer run justify as a “proof-of-concept” for autonomous vehicles? Otto, the self-driving vehicle company owned by Uber, announced its prototype had [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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