Business Development

Where the moon has come out

By Chris / August 12, 2017 /

We have walked away from the dinner table where they were all talking about all the terrible things you had to do just to survive. In the back yard, we have started a small bonfire, and begun to sing songs around it, as the crickets chirp, and the moon comes out.

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A Nearly Coherent System is Completely Non-Functional

By Chris / August 12, 2017 /

A discussion of partial systems, versus whole systems, that applies to just about anything. Has important implications for how we design things.

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Summary of The Week — August 11

By Chris / August 12, 2017 /

  A somewhat long exploration of what I read and listened to this week, and how it all connects.  

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Thoughts on Expert Systems

By Chris / August 12, 2017 /

Thoughts on the advantages of expert systems. Optimal wetware/software interfaces, but with learning curves. Problems with learning (you become estranged from the hardness for naive users, but at the same time, you become very fast).

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Felt Upper And Lower Bounds As A Way Of Setting Sliding Scale

By Chris / August 10, 2017 /

Thoughts in a felt way to set a sliding scale, based on feel. Finding a middle ground between a pure capitalist “we each try to just get the most we possibly can” mindset, and some sort of limiting poverty viewpoint that constrains our freedom and movement.

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A 5-D Paradigm for Making Websites That Matter

By Chris / August 10, 2017 /

 

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More Prototyping and Iteration Teachings

By Chris / July 9, 2017 /

I before here about the power of iteration and rapid prototyping (rather than just working super hard on stuff and hoping people will like it). Here are a few more references to this topic that I have found super valuable.

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“Multipotentialite” means your wandering mind is valuable

By Chris / June 30, 2017 /

I happened upon this TED Talk by Emily Wapnick last night. She talks about being a multipotentialite—someone who loves to learn new things and do a lot of different stuff. That’s me. Maye that’s you? It’s terribly inspiring for those of us who have had a hard time “focusing”—and have often judged ourselves as being…

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How to turn the cool stuff you know into something people want to pay for

By Chris / June 21, 2017 /

There’s a rather magical process of translating the nerdy things you like to do for people into something they want to pay for: Features → Benefits → Outcomes.

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How to save your next great website idea

By Chris / June 18, 2017 /

Trying to go from your new idea straight to finished website can waste a lot of time and money. Here’s how to avoid this.

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