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May 27, 2014

You Don't Want This Perfect Job

I have the perfect job to offer you — but you do not want it. You actually do, but cannot communicate how you could stretch to fill in the areas where you have limited…

May 19, 2014

"Design Thinking" Destroyed Us

Design thinking will cure all your innovation ills. It will remove any customer cruelty from your product or service and deliver nothing but honey and flowers and tender…

May 12, 2014

5 Signs Your Startup Co-Workers Have Your Back

You might call me sensitive, but I really wish my co-founder would ask how I am feeling a bit more often. But aside from that, we are a perfect match. He is the technical…

May 6, 2014

Remember That It's Business and It's Personal

Do you ever lose sleep over what happens at work or have arguments that you replay over and over again in your head? You might call me sensitive, but I think one of the…

April 22, 2014

3 Reasons Why a Sprint is Not a Release

A very bright product and engineering leader at one of the largest media companies in the world asked me this morning. “What’s a release?” I never really thought a…

April 15, 2014

Rule #4 From the Manifesto for Agile Development

I asked my best friend, who happens to be a talented lead software engineer at a mid-size company, “What’s your favorite part of your job?” But he’s not the type of guy…

March 25, 2014

Hey Boss — My Strategy Is Telling You "No"

Here is how it goes down. You turn the corner and the big boss (who never uses the product or speaks with customers) says “I have a great new idea for a feature.” Or…

March 17, 2014

What's Your Product?

That’s an interesting question. It’s not exactly what folks want to hear from us though when they ask us how they should organize their products. But, we need to answer…