Like the potential of the internet, the promise of the Internet of Things will take a while to materialize. To ask a huge multinational to transform their business model on-the-fly isn’t easy. Of course, startups pursuing opportunities in the Industrial Internet will accelerate this pace of change. But we’re talking about changing the way the […]
The trick is not to declare failure if the desired result doesn’t immediately appear.
Reminder to self, do not expect things to happen overnight. Simple article but some really solid advice in there.
There are two time-tested strategies to change the world with technology. One is to build something that some people love but most people think is a toy; the other is to be hyperambitious and start an electric car company or a rocket company. Most of the “intermediate” companies, although it would take a separate long […]
I’ve tried writing my 750 words a day on Livejournal, WordPress, PBWorks, Tumblr, and all of these other sites designed around putting content online. It hasn’t worked for me. I fear that I might accidentally forget to mark daily pages as private. And it’s just weird having my private brain dumps out on various sites […]
Discard everything that does not “spark joy,” after thanking the objects that are getting the heave-ho for their service; and do not buy organizing equipment — your home already has all the storage you need. via Home Organization Advice from Marie Kondo – NYTimes.com. You do not need a complicated solution to make your home […]
Mike Krieger, co-founder of Instagram shares his failure moments and how things starts to turn around. Kevin and I took a walk down the Embarcadero after an investor meeting, mid-July 2010, and came to a decision. Locking ourselves in the single conference room at Dogpatch Labs, we said out loud what had been bubbling under […]
No shortcuts Finally, and perhaps most fatally, many of the students seem to have zero patience whatsoever. They expect to jump straight to results, straight to the fun stuff — the creative stuff. They don’t want to put in their dues. They think they’re special. So they stamp their foot petulantly when their shortcuts fail. […]
Too little sleep? Time to reallocate work across the team or prioritize better. Not enough focus? Reduce meeting volume or concentrate meetings into chunks. Lack of commitment to the vision? Let’s spend some time with the CEO and some customers. via Startup Best Practices#8: Getting the Most from Your Team By Preventing Burnout. Because once […]