Product Development, Strategy

Starting from the Problem – A Better Way to Build Products (Pt 2)

In my last post, I highlighted a core problem with how most of us work in tech. We’re obsessed with building solutions, often before we understand the problem. I proposed a better way to build products with POST. Today I want to talk through each part of POST, starting with the problem space. Problem Space… Continue reading Starting from the Problem – A Better Way to Build Products (Pt 2)

Product Development, Strategy

Starting from the Problem – A Better Way to Build Products (Pt 1)

Tech, we have a problem. We’re too good at coming up with solutions. If you give us a problem, we’ll give you solutions. We might even come up with a whole bunch of solutions. And fast. And then we’ll want to build them. And test them. And ship them. But sometimes, these solutions we've built… Continue reading Starting from the Problem – A Better Way to Build Products (Pt 1)

Tips & Tricks, Work-Life Balance

No One is Going to Tell You When to Go Home – The Case for Stop Sign Goals

Everyone in tech loves to talk about setting ambitious goals. Walk down the hall of any tech company and you're bound to see a poster encouraging you to think big. "If you’re always hitting your goals, you’re not challenging yourself!" "You can’t grow if you always stay in your comfort zone!" "Always be pushing your… Continue reading No One is Going to Tell You When to Go Home – The Case for Stop Sign Goals