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More On Why Managers Hate Agile

Yesterday brought bad news for Agile-haters and those, like former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, who sneer at “firms with names like pieces of fruit.” Apple posted the biggest quarterly profit in history, with a net profit of $18 billion in the quarter, handily exceeding the previous records of $16.2 …

Want Another Tool To Help Your Startup Get Off The Ground? Here's One, And It's Free

It’s a common little dance done between entrepreneurs and the investors they’re trying to win over: “This is a $20 billion market—I’m confident we can grab at least one percent of it.” Investors smile and nod, knowing full well that the entrepreneur is making an educated guess and ponder – even if …

The #1 Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

I’ve started 4 companies and have invested in 25 more. And I can say, with supreme confidence, that I have made or seen almost every mistake possible.<p>…

Learning to See

Learning to design is learning to <i>see</i>, an adventure that gets more and more captivating the further you go. <i>A love letter to my profession.</i><p>Our mind is …

UI Design

Visions of a Post-Agile World

When I first started programming in the late 1990s my toolset was comparable to that of a manufacturer a hundred years ago; we were forced in those …

What makes us feel good about our work?

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by …

How to Sell a Vacuum

Too often startups boast about their product’s features without ever acknowledging the need for which it was created. If you want my attention and my …

Why good storytelling helps you design great products

One of the biggest flubs that product teams make is confusing designs that look great with designs that actually work well. It’s a simple mistake, …

Rich Kids and Cognitive Load

Your puny mind can’t handle all of this<p>In 1999, I bought the original PlayStation.<p>This was 5 years after it came out because I could finally afford …

Never Say WordPress When Selling a Web Design Project

Before selling my web agency, HotPress Web, last year and starting uGurus, a new venture to help web professionals become more profitable, I pitched …

Best Engaging Communities

Roughly one-half of all true IPOs are VC-backed even though fewer than one quarter of 1% of companies receive venture financing<p>Public companies that …