• I hate the MVP culture

    In product development, the minimum viable product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to gather validated learning about the product and its continued development. (the wiki) This is what happens when efficiency concepts permeate culture. The MVP, a good idea gone bad: Tinder the MVP of dating Online dating as the MVP of courtship […]

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  • Work Life Balance Takes Work And Life To Make “Balance”

    Are you thinking about having it all? You know, a baby, a spouse, a multi million dollar golden parachute crowning your executive level career, yearly vacation time, healthy eating, exercise, sex, spirituality and philosophical musings about the amazement of existing? That’s not even an exhaustive list. You know the exhaustive list is infinite, don’t you? […]

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  • Hands On Management Is Great Unless The Hands Are Always On

    “If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, You’re More Likely to Be Happy at Work”, said Harvard Business Review. That means, employees are far happier when they are led by people with deep expertise in the core activity of the business. Indeed an old assumption, one going back to days of middle age guilds, that true […]

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  • Opinion on medium.com

    You can’t make unicorns like that. Automattic, the “WordPress company”, is valued at 1.16 Billion medium.com is valued at 600 million medium is supposed to be an unicorn This is peanuts. Asking for money for profile tools? Paying for premium access to followers? Ha ha! It is as if google would drop its advertising business and get […]

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  • Medium changes course again

    In May 2015 Ev explained to us what Medium is not: to which I’ve written a rather large piece as a response: Now Ev explains in a nice PR-ish language how the media and advertising marriage made in hell didn’t let the shiny new young platform join the party. You gotta wonder about the whole […]

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  • Is it better to be on a beach dreaming of having a career or have a career dreaming of being on a beach

    I don’t know what is generally better. I tend to feel this is true: “I grew up with the sea, and poverty for me was sumptuous; then I lost the sea and found all luxuries grey and poverty unbearable.”, A. Camus … and therefore I’d pick the beach if say God, err Morgan Freeman, would […]

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  • Paid Membership Is Tricky

    Dear Your Friends @ Medium, Your beautiful membership icon is pretty much invisible and that made me open three consecutive articles in my feed, all asking for five bucks. I love the fact that I can pay folks for their work but my experience should be a bit better than finding locked posts behind three […]

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  • Nothing beats experience

    Culture fit means shared experience Most things that we believe were “invented” by universities were actually discovered by tinkering and later legitimized by some type of formalization — N. Taleb, Incerto You know, I never care to know random things. Like that life saver when you write your PHP scripts: How is a PHP array implemented internally? Who […]

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  • There is no such thing as a dream job except when you have a dream and you are at your job

    When I hear people enjoying the achievement of “landing” their dream job I shiver. I shiver at the extent of the brainwash, as if a job can and will ever be more than a job. Listen, in reality, unless you have direct ownership, you are a rat in a rat race. Oh, perhaps you think […]

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  • Why there is no overnight success

    There is a simple process of becoming that is common to all people. This process is a spiral that gravitates around a central point, that thing we call transcendence. Transcendence is the end goal of our wondering. It is so no matter what we do, and it is not a spiritual thing, but a very […]

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