Best Way to Know Your Product is Worth It ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Happy Friday,Years ago, when I first started to attend conferences, the hot topic was the Lean Startup by Eric Ries. Most everything that was in his book has now become a common language and common knowledge, but rare practice.For the record, there a...

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Apr 21, 2023
Playing Jenga for Change

Happy Friday!This will be a quick email this morning since I am rushing to get out the door and go on a field trip with my oldest son.That same son, yesterday morning, told me how he figured out how to watch YouTube by playing a game that would show...

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Apr 14, 2023
Let's Learn Something

Happy Friday,Yesterday I was at my local Beekeeping Association meeting, and the speaker was going through how he creates Nucs from within a hive. For those of you who don't know, a Nuc is a tiny hive of bees. By tiny, I mean roughly half of a hive....

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Apr 07, 2023
Consensus Is Less Useful Than You Think

Happy Friday,The weather here can't seem to make up its mind. One day we'll have 60-degree weather, and the next it won't get above 40. Our cars are full of various jackets and umbrellas to handle the variability for our kids since every day is so di...

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Mar 17, 2023
Dialing in Communication ๐Ÿน

Happy Friday!Whew, things have been busy for me the past few weeks. I'm getting ready for my next year of beekeeping, building raised garden beds, working on, and lots of things for my clients.Speaking of which, a situation with one of my cl...

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Mar 10, 2023
My Love Affair with Video Updates ๐Ÿ“บ

Happy Friday,Some time ago, I was reading a book on consulting, at there was this little nugget in there where the author suggested having public status update meetings. Now, these public meetings were different than the normal status updates that co...

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Feb 24, 2023
[] New Logo and Interviews

Happy Friday,Ok, so while I've made some updates to the mobile application, I am dealing with some kind of strep throat and can't record a video walking through it with anyone.Here's a quick little summary of the things I worked on with the app thoug...

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Feb 17, 2023
The (un)Importance of Measurements โ‰๏ธ

Happy Friday,Last week I wrote about OKRs, and it got a bit of attention, so I thought I'd write this time about the world of measurements.Overwhelmingly people measure what is easy to count.We count points, stories, lines of code, sign-ups, defects,...

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Feb 17, 2023
Why I Don't Use OKRs ๐Ÿฅต

Happy Friday!Ever had those times when things just keep going wrong? Maybe not catastrophically, but just enough where you can't get back into a rhythm? That's been the past few weeks for me.The thing that kept me from writing the past few weeks was...

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Feb 10, 2023
What're you building for? ๐Ÿคจ

Happy Friday!It's so easy to get tunnel vision on things and let that small area of focus be the gauge of what's going on around you. I've been sad because of one small thing at one client, and I have to remember to stop fixating on that and look at...

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Jan 20, 2023