A lesson on how not to innovate

A lesson on how not to innovate

Great post on entrepreneur lessons learned by Tod Sacerdoti of BrightRoll. And I completely agree with the lesson “Don’t Innovate.” Perhaps it’s in our blood as entrepreneurs to see a problem we have to solve and try to experiment with it. Let me share a big mistake I made. In short, only innovate when you […]

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“Practices for Effective Distributed Teams” in Social Productivity

Practices for Effective Distributed Teams I’ve worked with distributed teams with my last three startups. I find that with the right practices distributed teams can be more efficient and effective, so long as you over-invest in certain things to make up for distance. To share best practices, I’d like to begin by exploring how time and […]

"Pingpad for Social Tasks" in Social Productivity

“Pingpad for Social Tasks” in Social Productivity

Pingpad for Social Tasks Pingpad is the Social Productivity App to get things done, together. It combines messaging, notes and tasks, and let’s you move effortlessly across them in one app that works all your devices. With the latest update, you can manage your personal Todo list, and social tasks. Tasks flow from Todo to […]

Tech in 2016 is Beyond Boring

Tech in 2016 is Beyond Boring

It’s Destroying Humanity Direct-to-the-Retina A lot of things are boringly hot in technology now. Downtown Palo Alto is full of people in cafes and restaurants with competing startup T-shirts. But the people are doing delivery for Doordashes. The few real people on the streets are glued to their phones, and this year VR promises a […]

Momentum

Momentum

Last year I came to realize that startups are an exercise in momentum. Momentum takes many internal and external forms. And is the greatest asset you can have in absence of resources. Inside a company it could be a team’s ability to produce and innovate predictably, adaptively, rapidly, and/or with quality. It could be the […]