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I started a new weekly newsletter called Build Better Software and the first one went out yesterday. I’m super-happy about it and I’ve gotten some really great feedback so far. But, perhaps the most important is the fact that I feel like it’s something…
I started a new weekly newsletter called Build Better Software and the first one went out yesterday. I’m super-happy about it and I’ve gotten some really great feedback so far. But, perhaps the most important is the fact that I feel like it’s something that could actually work and I generally feel like it doesn’t completely and absolutely … Continue reading "Hey… My Newsletter Doesn’t Suck…"
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I’ve seen this happening for a while: Consumers are increasingly willing to pay for an expert to show them how to exercise.
I’ve seen this happening for a while: Consumers are increasingly willing to pay for an expert to show them how to exercise. But it’s interesting to see it in areas and markets that I don’t live in. We see this in tech circles all the time though – there’s something powerful about a personal platform … Continue reading "The Rise of the Instructor"
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… the best ones tell the best stories:
… the best ones tell the best stories: So simple and yet so true. How well do your leader(s) tell stories? And how convinced are you to follow them based on their ability to tell those stories well? Think about it. Pretty neat correlation. Also published on Medium. Related
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I’ve built a lot of products in my lifetime and although I have expressed support for building MVPs I have often ignored my own advice. Why? Because building real MVPs is really freaking hard.
I’ve built a lot of products in my lifetime and although I have expressed support for building MVPs I have often ignored my own advice. Why? Because building real MVPs is really freaking hard. Most (if not all) software developers really struggle to create the most simplest of forms for their ideas – we simply can’t help but … Continue reading "MVPs are Really Hard"
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Someone asked me this recently and I realized that I didn’t have a running list of books that I’ve picked up over the years and that I’ve read. So, this post will do just that.
Someone asked me this recently and I realized that I didn’t have a running list of books that I’ve picked up over the years and that I’ve read. So, this post will do just that. Here are a few books that I’ve read over the years on autism that have provided value to me as I … Continue reading "A Few Books on Autism"
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I actually LOL’d:
I actually LOL’d: Social networks have allowed anyone and everyone to share their “expert” opinion about politics and it gets especially bad during major election season, like the one we are in right now. I have been soberly reminded that my decision to leave Facebook has been a good decision. I have not felt pressured to return … Continue reading "Political Opinion via Facebook"
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There are few things more inspiring than watching Tony Hawk, at age 48, bust a 900:
There are few things more inspiring than watching Tony Hawk, at age 48, bust a 900: I’d love to still do what I love to do today, 17 years later. Thankfully, the work that I do isn’t as physically demanding as what Tony does. Sheesh. So inspiring. Every time I think of Tony I think … Continue reading "Tony Hawk on 900"
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I shared the news that I’m starting a weekly newsletter that I hope creates a lot of value for readers. Read more about it here or subscribe directly here.
I shared the news that I’m starting a weekly newsletter that I hope creates a lot of value for readers. Read more about it here or subscribe directly here. I’ve had newsletters in the past that primarily kept people in the loop about product development but I’ve never ventured into creating a weekly one that shared … Continue reading "A Newsletter About Building Better Software"
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I spent the morning with a new friend and over breakfast we chatted about friendship and what that really means; that topic has been something I’ve been thinking about for a long, long time. We were both teleported back to middle school / high school and…
I spent the morning with a new friend and over breakfast we chatted about friendship and what that really means; that topic has been something I’ve been thinking about for a long, long time. We were both teleported back to middle school / high school and how we both deeply contemplated those things and tried to “figure” it … Continue reading "On Friendship"
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As I embark on yet another experiment-that-hopes-to-become-more-than-just-an-experiment (I think that’s a “thing” for me…) I’m working through all of the strategies and tactics that I’ve employed over the many, many years. These roads are well-worn and…
As I embark on yet another experiment-that-hopes-to-become-more-than-just-an-experiment (I think that’s a “thing” for me…) I’m working through all of the strategies and tactics that I’ve employed over the many, many years. These roads are well-worn and yet, at the very same time, they feel fresh and new and just as exciting; this is because the … Continue reading "It’s Just Hard Work"
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An interesting and important perspective to consider when watching Finding Dory, especially given the author’s background:
An interesting and important perspective to consider when watching Finding Dory, especially given the author’s background: While I’ve never had a child myself, I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome as a child, and I can only imagine that my parents had doubts similar to Dory’s when they heard the news. I know for sure that, … Continue reading "Finding Dory and Learning Disabilities"
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This looks amazing. I’m really glad that Apple understands that the very future of our world will depend on our ability to train, educate, and inspire the generations to come.
This looks amazing. I’m really glad that Apple understands that the very future of our world will depend on our ability to train, educate, and inspire the generations to come. The character looks pretty adorable too. I can’t wait to try it out myself (as well as my kiddos, obviously). Related
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    M. Biblical Studies, M. Christian Ed., 2006 - 2013
    Behavioral science, psychology, & management. A little techno-anthropology.
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    Science, Technology and Culture, 2001 - 2005
    Design psychology and post-modern philosophy. WTF?!
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