On Connection

You know how you start pondering about one thing and before you know it, you’re up to you eyebrows in something else entirely? Let’s do that now. It started with the first few lines of the first Shakespeare I ever read randomly coming into my … [Read more]

How Fast Can You Make Time Go?

There are many anecdotes of Southwest Airlines' legendary customer service. Here's yet another one, but this time my experience left me with a realization. The events It’s an evening flight from LAS to SFO. Most people on board are surely going … [Read more]

Virtual Reality and Bending Spoons

I've been thinking whether Virtual Reality could be really impactful, outside of the obvious media and entertainment scenarios, and what parallels to draw from. Remembered this brilliant TED talk from 2007: Go to the 09:13 timestamp and start … [Read more]

On Making The Web Broadly Accessible

From Webstock: The Map & The Territory: Our map of the Web is made through a vision of the Western world. We think mobile devices are always on, always connected, and uniquely yours. But this isn't true around the World. A large portion of the … [Read more]

On Cognitive Laziness

From More On Why Smart People Are Not Always Rational: We are sometimes irrational because we are stupid (unintelligent) and we are sometimes irrational because we are ignorant (lack knowledge), but we are often irrational because we are lazy (lack … [Read more]

How To Be Right Often

From Some advice from Jeff Bezos: During one of his answers, he shared an enlightened observation about people who are “right a lot”. He said people who were right a lot of the time were people who often changed their minds. He doesn’t think … [Read more]

Apple Should Make Android Apps & SDKs

The concept is not as unthinkable as it sounds. Read on! Who is the main competitor for Google's Android OS? If Apple's iOS came to mind, it would be wrong. Android's main competitor is Android. Android has two main "flavors": There is Google's … [Read more]

The Difference Between Android AOSP and OHA

There are two "flavors" of the Android OS: (1) OHA -- Open Handset Alliance -- which needs to be licensed from Google and used within their T&Cs, and (2) AOSP, which is the open source version of Android that anyone can fork, modify and use as … [Read more]

Focus On Any Metric In Isolation Is Incorrect

From Growth Hacking Is Bullshit: For near-term growth-orientated product teams (often called “growth teams”) and marketing teams, focussing on the immediately measurable should not translate to focussing on the trivial. The size of the changes … [Read more]

Product Managers Are Not Mini-CEOs

From Balanced Product Management: “But,” you say, “product is supposed to be the mini-CEO and the vision, right? How can you be the vision if you’re not deciding all the things?” Here’s the secret— [...] a good product person works for everyone. … [Read more]