Everything competes with everything…

I think it’s easy to think narrowly. It’s easy to think that if you’re in the restaurant business, you’re not competing against the car business. But, if you think about the fact that people have finite disposable income, then money spent on food, is money not spent on cars. I think, with the advent of …

Project Constraints and Project Selling

There are 3 things you can control about a project, time, resources, and features. Of the three, you at best can control 2. Which is why I propose for projects to have the following creation and definition flow: Feature gathering Resources / Budget constraints Time / Delivery constraints Project planning, project options, packaging, pricing Investigation …

Sell Reputation

The Greek philosopher Aristotle divided the means of persuasion, appeals, into three categories–Ethos, Pathos, Logos.┬áToday, we’ll talk about ethos. When you’re trying to persuade a customer that your product is worth more than another person’s product, you will invoke one of the three. Substantial investment will be made mostly on the logos and ethos front. …

Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Nobody in this world can do EVERYTHING, but there are specialist in everything among us. Just like free-trade theory, if specialist engage in work trade, both parties benefit. This is why it’s important to understand the things you are reasonably capable of doing, and things you aren’t. Then you can harness other people’s specialties. This …

The Ten Commandments of Project Management

Following at least these 10 commandments will be a big step towards becoming a well-respected, trusted, and optimal project manager: Always treat the person that’s working with you with respect. Always assume that your team is working as hard as they can, as fast as they can, and as well as they can. Always ask …

Invest in Your Business: Time is Money

Everybody knows time is money, but it seems to be a very important concept that seems to escape a lot of developers’ mind as we strive towards code utopia. One of the strengths of developers as Larry Wall, the father of Perl, has put it, is laziness. We’re willing to go through great distances to …

MVP Minimum Viable Product

Most Valuable Player? That’s what I originally thought, but in the start-up space, it means “Minimum Viable Product”. The LEAST you can do, to get your product to market. The concept behind MVP is to test and collect data as soon as possible, saving time and resources. To construct a MVP, what you need to …

Re-purposing of the Internet

Once upon a time, there were web pages where people went to find out things about a company. Thanks to web portals that aggregate this information, such as yelp. These web pages’ purpose is no longer the same. You used to go to a restaurants webpage to get information on when the restaurant open, directions …