• Silicon Valley Etiquette made me sick

    Here is a very popular article: I read it. It hurts. The author is great, don’t get me wrong, Romain Serman is doing a great job with the article. The article is good as a story. The content is the problem, the fact it describes a desirable behavior and a present reality, in a place […]

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  • Why Apple is wrong, even if innocent

    I fully support the EU Commission’s decision about Apple, even if, in the end, Apple or the Irish officials will win the appeal. There is a tremendous good and positive social message sent by the EU Commission, on making the Irish government take back from Apple the tax it itself helped to eschew. It is absolutely […]

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  • Ad Girls are either zombies or empty shells

    or amazing for going through the ordeal of working in advertising and keep being true to themselves and sane. Lisa Leone thank you a thousand times for this story. The advertising industry is the most sexist place ever, and it is down right dangerous for women’s health. It is a place where not only women are […]

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  • Medium updated publications with common sense features, touts them as powerful upgrades

    It’s so funny: a navigation bar! Links to stories! Use stories as static pages, wow! Writer profiles 🙂 And wow, check this out: Starting today, you’ll be able to customize the URL slug of your publication’s stories on Medium. Slugs serve as a strong signal in SEO, so you’ll be able to control what you optimize […]

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  • Tech recruitment works like figure skating competitions

    And it sucks. Here is why. First you must do the arbitrary sport exercises, which have very little to do with actual skating: a lot of jumping, twisted jumping, jumping on one leg, jumping on the other leg, grab a person and throw it in the air, you know, like all these things which do […]

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  • The power of platforms is the control of discovery

    Look at this elizabeth tobey, have the patience please, it’s worth it: What kind of relevance algorithm requires adding the username of the author, if one searches for the exact title words? Discovery is the weapon platforms have against independent publishers. And that is why all platforms, Medium, @Facebook, @Twitter, @instagram etc., all migrate towards […]

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  • What is product management?

    In a previous article I have talked about management in general. I was explaining my opinion on how management is any activity that creates empowerment. By effect, management as an activity should result in ability, motivation, drive and action. But it is only management if the four results are intertwined by a common goal. Considering […]

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  • People! Growth is not disruption!

    Just look at this “exciting” slide (if there can be such a thing) i found in my LinkedIn feed: We are so thrilled this is happening but: do we have the economic theory to explain what is going on? is capitalism in good shape as a theory and economic formula to sustain this future where […]

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  • Gmail, why is Slack eating your lunch?

    The world of messaging is on fire: 2016 is supposed to be the year of the command line, Chris Messina says, and Clippy would finally get its revenge. predicts Sarah Guo . The problem is we apparently need someone to own the command line. We are blind for some reason to the fact that we already […]

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  • Hard work is a bitch. Here is why we should love it.

    Most of the time, for most of the world, no matter how hard people work at it, nothing of any significance happens. (law of twins, Gerald Weinberg. 2.3K recommends and counting, one hundred and more “I’ll fuck it too” responses. This is a gang bang already. And the reason for this cluster fuck in progress […]

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