I spent the last week in Portland at Djangocon, which is a conference for people who are making really cool web apps with a toolkit called Django. I haven’t been surrounded by as many really, really smart people since Nuclear Power School in the US Navy. One of the presenters, Brad Fitzpatrick, casually mentioned his disdain for dealing with
I get nearly all of my business from LinkedIn. I figure since others have helped me learn to use LinkedIn for free, I’ll skip charging for a seminar and give you the “insider secrets” that others have taught me. The more results I get, the less spammy and ad-like my interactions with LinkedIn are. That’s […]
Coming up with a solid mission statement isn’t easy. Here’s how to do a great mission statement in 10 minutes so you can get back to being productive.
Ever notice how software integrators and consultants claim insanely high failure rates for the very expensive products they sell: CRM Software has an 50% failure rate (Forrester, Gartner, and everyone else and their brother). Social media has an 84% failure rate (Gartner). ERP Software has a 51% failure rate (Cortex-IT). To those selling, the claims […]
When it comes to product design there is one thing you can do to cripple your product in the marketplace, destroy your brand, anger your favorite customers and even incite riots of angry ex-customers: Add the Suck Feature. Suck Features are very hard to define, especially prior to a product hitting the market, but you […]