Solve the Product Maze Backwards — Psychohistory

Three Questions in Product Prioritization

In my experience, there are three common questions that often come up when product features are being debated:

  1. Should we build this?
  2. When should we build this?
  3. How should should we build this?

Unfortunately, even highly talented teams can become  get bogged down in debate and uncertainty when all of these questions become entangled. As engineers & designers are professionally trained to answer the question of “How,” the worst debates tend to happen around the questions of  “Should” and “When.”

via Solve the Product Maze Backwards — Psychohistory

Mesh Networking For Wireless Connectivity

Daniela Perdomo, founder and CEO of our portfolio company goTenna recently gave a talk at the New York Times about how mesh networking can improve wireless connectivity in urban environments. It’s a short talk (~7 mins) and explains how mesh networking technologies can (and will) solve urban wireless connectivity issues in the coming years. Also,…

via Video Of The Week: Mesh Networking For Wireless Connectivity — AVC

Five ways to receive negative feedback well

Receive feedback well, and you‘ll get more honest feedback in the future. Here’s how.They’re watching you.I don’t mean to sound creepy. But it’s something to come to terms with as a leader: Your team is watching you.As a leader, your actions set the example – especially, when it comes to creating an open, honest environment in the workplace.Your…

via Five ways to receive negative feedback well — Signal v. Noise – Medium

The Ship – who will you be?

For years I was hearing an increasing murmur and rumours about some kind of problem with the ship. Finally I decided to take a closer look, went up to deck, leaned out and looked down, and…. oh sh*t…. this ship is sinking! It’s tilting, some cabins are already flooded, with people frantically crowding…

via The Ship – who will you be? — Crisp’s Blog

Toronto Triathlon 

Zain Abiddin Triathlon
Zain Abiddin Triathlon
Zain Abiddin Triathlon
Zain Abiddin Triathlon

One door at a time

Entrepreneurs are told to go big or go home. Stop obsessing over scale, and perfect the basics instead.Last year, I met a first-time entrepreneur who was opening a tea shop. We’ll call him John.At the time, he had a pop-up shop in my neighborhood. I really liked him, his vision, and the quality and presentation of his…

via One door at a time — Signal v. Noise – Medium

Startups are cheaper to build, but more expensive to grow – here’s why

Startups should be getting cheaper to build. After all, the industry’s created several waves of innovation that’s supporting this across multiple layers in the stack: Open source software instead of paid developer tools AWS instead of your own datacenter Per-click ads instead of Superbowl commercials Off-the-shelf SaaS tools versus building your own App stores for efficient…

via Startups are cheaper to build, but more expensive to grow – here’s why — andrewchen