I’d wager that if founders were to dig deeper and were to be honest with themselves, they’d find that many of them start startups not motivated by some lofty mission to change the world/make it a better place. Beyond having an idea and wanting to make a product or sell a service that you think…
While thinking about a piece of user experience that just wasn’t lending itself to the “right” solution no matter the approaches, I wished, what if I were to just not have to solve it? Following that line of thinking, I finally arrived on an experience that was much better. How? By not having to deal with it. Well,…
Design Full Circle
This pretty much sums up, in my experience, how ux/ui design has almost always gone.
Why start your own company?
1) To pursue a unique vision of how you, your co-founder(s), and your team think (some) things ought to be in the world and 2) To create a workplace that people like working at more than any other company they previously worked at. Simple as that. PS: as I learn more in the process of…
UX + Design
Many decisions and elements go into making a successful technology product/service. In my opinion, getting the user experience:design equation right in an app or website is quite possibly the most important first step. I’ve discovered that it’s significantly harder than it seems at first. A great user experience with mediocre design – useful but it might make your…
That’s how many working days I’ve spent over the past 5 years and 3 months working at CrunchBase and TechCrunch. Today is my last day at CrunchBase. It will be the final time I walk in and out of the building (at least to “go to work”). I came to TechCrunch by a stroke of fate. I…
Good reads this week
Great advice from First Round Capital’s portfolio companies Smart chat bots, and how they might be the next big, killer “app” Fascinating way of looking at time (and the year ahead) and how it’s relative. – I loved this! Obama/US foreign policy needs to pick a side – Saudi Arabia or Iran? – The article leans…
tl;dr – don’t read this (or any on this blog) post. I’ve always read a ton of general and diverse stuff online – articles, blog posts, opinion pieces etc. I read books too but comparatively less (in time spent). A phenomenon I’ve noticed off late is that the constant barrage of reading material on the web has turned my brain to…
Civilizations, Uber, and World War III
Civilizations I was in Mexico over the Thanksgiving break. Between Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Tulum, I saw the ruins of different, distinct civilizations that once upon a time populated Mexico – the Teotihuacans, Mexicas, Aztecs, Zapotecs, and the Mayans. They each had their birth, glory days, and decline. The decline was almost always slow if…
Is there a rhyme or reason to why we are here? In this vast universe, floating all by ourselves not a soul in sight, not another life we know of We tell ourselves, I am but a pale, blue dot Pause for a moment, take a deep breath, close your eyes you are just a…