hoque, i love the user generated article idea. you dont need to wait for a big meeting about it. start small. write one short article for metro. if a channel doesnt exist for it speak to content team about creating one. (maybe a community channel?). miguel and artur are also into diversifying our content. if…… Continue reading the incredible hoque
Maybe we don’t need a big meeting about X. Maybe it’s better to have lots of small meetings. 2 or 3 people meeting for 5-10 minutes. It’s the Steve Jobs approach. Today it was Dave and Jamie, then Dave, Matt and Martin. Friday it was Matt and Larry. Tomorrow it might be Martin and Joe.…… Continue reading Conversations. Not meetings.
If, like me, you are plotting world domination, here are my favorite books on the subject. “Purple Cow” (Seth Godin). Remarkable products sell themselves. Seth has a great writing style. Inspirational. “Adapt” (Tim Harford). How to innovate your way to a remarkable product – experiment based on variation and selection. Great stories including toasters, Iraq, Google, climate…… Continue reading Top 5 Books For Evil Masterminds
A quick thought experiment if you work somewhere with an big company mentality… Would the company be better off with half the product and half the mass? Half the mass means half the maintenance, testing, integration, points-of-failure, management, politics and more. Would this enable development of new features and products (such as mobile apps) twice as…… Continue reading Less Mass = More Agility
“Underdo Your Competition” “Less Mass” “Half, Not Half-Arsed” “Start With No” “Hire Less And Hire Later” And a couple of my favourite quotes… Steve Jobs ~ “innovation… comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much” Charles Darwin ~ “It is not the…… Continue reading Top 5 Tips on Agile from “Getting Real” (book by 37signals)