Monday, March 24, 2014

Steve Jobs talks about Vision and Customer Experience

The whole video is worth a watch but if you don't have time, here's some quotes.

"You've got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. You can't start with the technology and figure out how to sell it."

"Where can we take the customer?"

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Leonardo D's notes...translated

I think it's pretty interesting that of the nine tasks shown, six involve consulting and learning from other people. Leonardo da Vinci needs to find a book. Leonardo da Vinci needs to get in touch with local merchants, monks, and accountants who he hopes can help him better understand concepts within their areas of expertise.
Leonardo da Vinci knows he doesn't know everything. Andrew Sullavan via Idiot Tracker: November 2011

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The best talk I've seen on Agile user research

Our working style has changed rapidly over the past several years. The research that was the cornerstone and used to work, breaks once you are working Agile. Bethany Fong and Miki Konno provide excellent modifications and their deep thinking on the subject and their endorsement of rapid feedback loops adjust perfectly to the faster pace of agile and just in time research.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

A Boss or Bossy?

See these two search results and search terms? What the fuck, society. Seriously. What the actual fuck.


 Proctor & Gamble's Pantene is shedding light on this idea that women are called shitty things and they don't deserve it. It's kind of weird having a shampoo brand jumping on the equalist bandwagon, but hey, we should take it from wherever the source, as long as it's genuine.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Thanks popup!

I wanted you to interrupt my presentation with your useful and timely message, VMWare. So, thank you.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Being a great leader

The tough part about leadership is that those with power are highly prone to the kind of behavior that alienates them from others:

Robert Sutton talks about his new book, Good Boss, Bad Boss, and does an amazing job combining research and storytelling to hammer home the problems and responsibility of leaders.