CreatiFi pushed us to pivot

CreatiFi pushed us to pivot

Part of the mythology of startup culture is the pivot – making the change in your product, go to market, channels or technology that jumps you from an unsuccessful business to a successful one. There are tons of startup stories about missed pivots, pivots that came...
Motivating Smart People

Motivating Smart People

The challenge of motivating and recognizing achievement for smart people is one that faces every engineering manager. I have worked in both large corporations and small startups and I have seen a lot of not too great practices in this regard. The favorite of corporate...
Users Will Customize Their UX

Users Will Customize Their UX

A Rube Goldberg machine exhibited in Alinghi’s base (2007 in Valencia), an extremis of the customized UX I recently ran across an interesting Kickstarter called Flic. It’s an incredibly simple concept – a physical button, that you can stick anywhere...