This is the first in a series of posts about Things I’ve Learned from Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs is the champion-hero-warrior-poet for all of those people who are extremely detail-oriented living in a world that says the details don’t matter and you need to focus on the big picture; you need to just get it […]
For those uninitiated, the Turing Test is a concept in AI defined by Alan Turing, the father of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, that attempts to quantify the “Intelligence” quotient of AI by posing the question (in essence): Through the use of a terminal, how long can a computer fool a real human being into […]
Started this post titled “5 Things I Learned from Steve Jobs” on the evening I heard about his retirement because I was compelled to share. His lessons have truly impacted the way I think and I wanted to make sure I both give him credit and pay homage. I also wanted to ensure I gave […]
Relating the Early Internet days of “communal change the world optimism” to today’s “democratized startup investment bubble” feels like comparing the 60′s revolution mindset to the 80′s “spend big, get big” mentality
Steve Jobs is the Ray Kinsella of Tech. Before I go on, let me first say that the retirement of Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple is an important day for many reasons beyond the content here. Recognizing his health concerns as the most likely reason makes it very sad for all of us, and […]
The very first relationship your customer has with your product is in the Delivery. If you don’t do this well, it sets the stage for the rest of the relationship that that customer will have with your product, which can also extend to your brand and get back to your people. There are also several […]
Your people have always been the most important aspect to your startup. Now, with the cost of hosting and everything else going down, they also represent the bulk of your expenses. It is important that you spend time thinking about and developing your people. This keeps them happy and motivated because they feel like they […]
I originally thought of writing this post way back on April 21st, 2010 while attending Startups Uncensored #16, a panel discussion titled “How to Build a Great Technology Team.” As I listened to the audience questions to the panel, I realized there is a lot about interviewing that young entrepreneurs don’t know, and that I should […]
So, it’s been a while since I blogged here, let alone added anything on Startup Celebrity. While Startup Celebrity is a project I still feel very passionate about, after talking to others and getting advice, there are a few things I’ve had to wrestle with before I can move on with it: 1. I need […]
A “Peaceful Society” requires work. It’s like a duck swimming on a pond.
What you see is the duck is smooth going along the surface, making a nice wake.
What you don’t see is the frantic activity of the paddling feet below the water.
But without the paddling feet, the duck won’t move.