We do not have forever

We don’t have forever. So: Do it now. Quicken the pace. Take the trip. Propose to her. Start the savings account. Dip your feet in the pool. Buy and complete that course. Read that book. Lay that foundation. Sip that wine. Ask that question. Lift that weight. Crack that joke. Write that code. Teach that […]

Risk and luck are both out of our hands

Risks and Luck are two sides of the same coin, sometimes the same exact same side of the same coin but viewed from different angles, or at different times of the day or an epoch  or with varying contexts. Whilst I am firmly of the opinion that all causes have an effect and that studying […]

Eleven lessons from 11 years of marriage

There is no substitute for open, honest conversations. ALWAYS keep the environment safe – as open and honest conversations only exist and thrive of the fertile ground of safety. Sometimes, all you need to do is listen. The time for solutioning will come and you will have the opportunity to say what you think could […]

How big is it?

Is it even real? The problem you are seeking to solve. Does it exist outside of your imagination. And that of your team? Is it in the bug report? Are the customers are asking for it? Are the customers using your product in a way that makes it clear you have a problem, or they […]

Has fact become a spectrum?

Many years ago, someone said something I could only describe as outrageous. Curious as to the source, I was met with: “I read it on the internet”. I was gobsmacked. But it has gotten worse, today. People, entire clans even, run to the market with ideas, positions and assertions – yes, plainly because they read […]

What is the unit of productivity?

An hour? A work week? A month? The output? Time has seconds (defined in terms of the radiation frequency at which atoms of the element cesium change from one state to another). Days has hours (a culmination of seconds into minutes and minutes into hours or 3600 secs) Distance has meters (defined as the length […]

The Golden Circle By Simon Sinek – Applied to Product Development

Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle works as a good framework to guide the work of product teams. Starting with the core vision/value of the business (and/or product) – the value we seek to create – and tying this with a eloquent approach to HOW we enable the value creation process in the hands of our customers, […]

Something on thoughtfulness

For the most part, I didn’t set out to be a thoughtful person. It came natural. A consequence of trying to be a decent human. I recall one of my first experiences of being called thoughtful. My friend, who was quite older sent me a message that he has lost his father. Tradition demands a […]