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All I Needed to Know I Learned at a Startup
June 16, 2013

All I Needed to Know I Learned at a Startup

I wanted to pause to consider all that I am grateful for and what — if any — advice I could pass along to my kids. And I had a revelation. My most important life lessons…

The Holy "Scrum" War
June 3, 2013

The Holy "Scrum" War

One of our generally mild-mannered beta customers caught me by surprise recently when he said, “Scrum zealots are like vegans and barefoot runners who keep trying to…

Great Beta Programs — A Contrarian View
May 20, 2013

Great Beta Programs — A Contrarian View

If your goal is great customer feedback during beta, people actually need to use it, and that means they need to sacrifice to make the time. And people only sacrifice if…

What You Can Learn from Dustin Hoffman in "The Graduate"
May 14, 2013

What You Can Learn from Dustin Hoffman in "The Graduate"

Have you seen the movie the Graduate? While in 1967, plastics might have looked like the future, it’s clear more than 40 years later that software is having the greatest…