Startups

Networking Tips For Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur you need to strike a healthy balance between work and personal time; however, be advised that the former will likely outweigh the latter. As your startup gains traction you'll find yourself constantly solving for short supplies of money and hard-working people on your side. So much to do, and hardly enough time to get it all done! Read more...

The ‘One to Many’ Story Behind spoiled. NYC

Part 1

Like any other compelling experience on the web, spoiled. NYC is a story unto itself. As the project’s lead developer I had a front-row seat to spoiled. MEDIA consulting Ezetech regarding how they could get their media business to the next level through leveraging technology. Read more...

What Is A Minimum Viable Product?

Part 3

Back at the Meetup circuit you find yourself in this redundant conversation about the next big thing. High on your success with an MVP-sparked business you wonder if the latest generation of entrepreneurs is trading in the perennial exuberance of the startup space or just plain fantasy. Read more...

What Is A Minimum Viable Product?

Part 2

You're at another meetup flexing your MVP knowledge when you get this kind of a response: “I just don’t believe MVPs are enough to capture the imagination of today’s finicky customers. Markets aren't so forgiving of brands. Businesses get only one chance to make a first impression.” Read more...

Business Planning — The Team

Part 2

Whether you consider yourself a people person or not, getting a startup off the ground kind of makes you one by default. So let’s dig into some people considerations for putting together an awesome team to build an app and take it to market. Read more...

What Is A Minimum Viable Product?

Part 1

You're at a meetup talking to some folks in tech and the term “MVP” keeps getting batted around. You experience cognitive dissonance as you’re not sure if they’re referring to sports or software. Then after figuring out that MVP stands for ‘minimum viable product’ you start wondering what it really means. Perhaps you're still wondering. Read more...

Business Planning — The Market

Part 1

You’re brainstorming when this great idea for an app hits you. “Why hasn’t it been thought of before?” You’re onto something. It’s definitely novel, but is it worthwhile? Or in other words: Will it add value to the world? Read more...

Tech

Customer Development, There’s A Chatbot For That

Ten years ago when financial professionals were away from their company’s Bloomberg Terminal and wanted to conduct market research and analysis they were limited to charts and spreadsheets saved at the office. Fast forward to 2016 with data availability a foregone conclusion and the SaaS model opening the culture of finance... Read more...

Augmented Reality Up Close

Does anybody else miss trying to "catch'em all?" Feels like only yesterday we were seeing both kids and adults alike wandering around in public staring into their smartphones like zombies. How quickly the Pokémon Go craze came and went this past summer. Read more...

A Strong Team is a Thoughtful Team

A few weeks ago I attended an agile software development conference where I saw a variety of presentations on topics ranging from new trends in mobile development to best practices for agile teams - as well as the usual lessons learned in project management. Read more...

An Overview of Current UX and Digital Product Design Trends

These days a unique experience is crucial to establishing the online identity of a digital product. Digital products of online space are received by consumers in much the same way as the tangible products of the real world. Such basic qualities as practicality, intuitive design, and ease of use are no longer just nice-to-haves—they’re need-to-haves. Read more...

Chatbots — The New Face of Artificial Intelligence

As the data scientists keep pushing artificial intelligence closer and closer to general intelligence it’s worth reviewing what their progress has engendered thus far in terms of useful business applications. So with this post let’s examine the current buzz around chatbots, understand where they came from, and consider why they might be the web’s next marketing paradigm. Read more...

Beyond Artificial Intelligence

These days computers are doing so much more than just computing. Our lives have become increasingly interdependent with technology as more and more of our time is spent connected to online networks. Read more...