Christopher Maconi

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What almost everyone misunderstands about product managers

After more than a decade working in product across Google, Foursquare, and Slack, I still often struggle to define the role of “product manager” (PM) succinctly. Explaining what makes a PM great is even harder.<p>PMs have diverse backgrounds, murky responsibilities, and role definitions that vary …

Product Management

Redesigning an app with good visual design but uninspired UX

Case Study for Ritual App<p>Why I wrote this article?<p>This article starts with an interesting observation: most friends have this misconception about my …

The main compounds in cannabis could help stop the spread of cancer cells, researchers have claimed

CANNABIS could help stop the spread of cancer cells, a study claims.<p>Researchers say that naturally occurring compounds in the plant can block the …

Why I left React for Vue.

Recently, Vue.js gained more stars that React on Github. The popularity of this framework is soaring these days, and as it is not backed by a company …

Serverless computing could unleash a new startup ecosystem

While serverless computing isn’t new, it has reached an interesting place in its development. As developers begin to see the value of serverless architecture, a whole new startup ecosystem could begin to develop around it.<p>Serverless isn’t exactly serverless at all, but it does enable a developer to …

Design Management (An Introduction) - Taking Charge of Processes and People

Design management is a complex field; it doesn’t relate to a single design discipline and the exact responsibilities attached to a design manager …

For Medical Marijuana, Is it the Whole Plant That Matters?

While cannabis-based prescriptions have existed for decades, the plant’s benefits, some scientists say, rest on what’s called the ‘entourage …

Cannabis is the exit drug

What’s it going to take for us to recognize the value of cannabis in combating the opioid epidemic?<p>Two recent studies published in the American …

'Unique' cannabis compound reverses brain aging in mice

Old mice suddenly had "young" brains after receiving low doses of a THC compound found in marijuana. The discovery has huge potential for people with …

Why Rich Animations are crucial for design – Muzli -Design Inspiration

In today’s world, animation plays a crucial role in communication. It is incredibly versatile and can communicate abstract, complex and …

Silicon Valley has become a ‘moral cesspool,’ says management expert Tom Peters

Peters, the author of the seminal business book “In Search of Excellence,” says, “I weep for Santa Clara County.”<p>When Tom Peters started studying management in the 1970s, he was told the real “weirdos” were 30 miles south of San Francisco, at an obscure company called Hewlett-Packard.<p>Peters’ …

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

UI Designer Shares His Top 19 Bite-Sized Design Tips From Year’s Worth Of Advice

Some of you might already be familiar with UI designer Steve Schoger. Last month, DesignTAXI featured his free-to-download poster for web developers …

We bootstrapped a SaaS startup, without compromise and spent only $912 on AWS

<i>Originally posted at: https://www.powerdown.io/blog/posts/stories/bootstrap-for-under-1000.html</i><p>We created a real product, not just an MVP prototype. …

Flutter, Ionic, React Native or Xamarin? What you use and why?

Hey @moumni - I think that like most subjective questions, we need to start with the simple answer which is "It depends".<p>It depends on what you are …

Could alien life exist in parallel universes?

It's possible that E.T. is calling from another universe, a new paper argues.<p>It’s one thing to look for life elsewhere in the universe. But why stop there? What about life in all those parallel universes that theoretical physicists like to talk about? A recent paper in the Monthly Notices of the …

Using React, Firebase, and Ant Design to Quickly Prototype Web Applications

In this guide I will show you how to use Firebase, React, and Ant Design as building blocks to build functional, high-fidelity web applications. To …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion. <b></b>Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Groundbreaking new studies suggest the presence of a fourth dimension

We live in a three-dimensional reality. Because of that, it’s pretty hard to imagine what a four-dimensional reality might be like, but that isn’t …

The Greatest Bubble Ever: Why You Better Believe It, Part 1

During the 40 months after Alan Greenspan's infamous "irrational exuberance" speech in December 1996, the NASDAQ 100 index rose from <i>830</i> to <i>4585</i> or by</i> …

The theory of UX

User experience is not magic. You don’t run a simple test that Becky the marketing intern read a blog about once and uncover quick-fix solutions to …

UX Design

A New Drug Has Been Found To 'Melt' Away The Fat In Our Arteries That Cause Heart Attacks

Sound too good to be true?<p>We all know that an unhealthy lifestyle and poor diet can start clogging up our coronary system, making us more vulnerable …

Scientists Have Mathematical Proof That It's Impossible to Stop Ageing

We're sorry.<p>Just in case you were banking on science coming up with a way to let you hold onto your youthful looks forever, we have some …

Gravity Could Be Produced by Bizarre Quantum 'Flashes'

Spooky.<p>Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe.<p>General …

How to Write Smarter User Stories for Product Design and Development

Most of you probably have some tried-and-true best practices that you lean on to formulate requirements and articulate what needs to be done. In many …

User Stories

3D-printed silicone heart beats like the real thing

Advanced 3D printing and manufacturing techniques that can produce soft machines could save a lot of lives in the future. They could be used to make not just soft robots for search and rescue, but also temporary organs for people on the transplant waiting list, like the artificial heart created and …

The Universe Itself May Be Unnatural

When it comes to the physical Universe, we fully expect things obeying the same fundamental laws to unfold in similar fashions, and to be comparable to one another today. By the same token, if they obey vastly different rules, we expect them to be different from one another today. If aspects of the …

Why Do Employees Quit on Their Bosses? Because They Never Get Asked These Important Questions

According to Gallup research, these questions may be the key to stopping your best people from leaving.<p>For nearly five decades now, ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay "The Servant as Leader," leadership thinkers have attempted to replicate, rehash, and reinterpret the concepts …

All cancer patients should have their DNA tested to save lives, Chief Medical Officer says

Every cancer patient in Britain should undergo DNA gene sequencing to prevent the misery of misdiagnosis, needless hospital visits and ineffective chemotherapy, the Chief Medical Officer has said.<p>In her annual report, Dame Sally Davies, said it was time to end the ‘diagnostic odyssey’ which left …

Cancer