Ux-er, Designer, Programmer, Advertiser, Marketer – Web’s Great Abstraction.

15,000+ web and mobile apps come out every day. The trend is very clear, the hardest tasks on web are quickly becoming abstracted. The barriers to entry have become absurdly low for people who are non-technical. Designer?  Don’t think you can design graphics? Not true. You can use Canva. I can train high school kids to design… Read More Ux-er, Designer, Programmer, Advertiser, Marketer – Web’s Great Abstraction.

Negotiation 101

Today, I left 40 dirhams on the table while negotiating for a watch. It was the perfect weather for negotiations, hot. (Middle of Ramadan as well.) I had some well intentioned friendly fire interference in the negotiation, but it was only ~$10USD. There’s a lot of stuff I learned about negotiating in India, so I figured… Read More Negotiation 101

A History of Innovators: To Grow Really Big, Do Something Small Absurdly Well.

Studying Innovation History is fun.  For the last 20 years, I’ve studied over 1000 inventors and creators. It started with my first shitty invention at the age of 6- an infinite loop solar panel tied to a flashlight and a book given to me by my grandfather about inventors. It grew into a brute force fascination… Read More A History of Innovators: To Grow Really Big, Do Something Small Absurdly Well.

Necessary Ingredients for Greatness: Doggedness, Chutzpah, Grit, and Obsession.

Necessary Ingredients for Greatness: Doggedness, Chutzpah, Grit, and Obsession. Being successful takes an immutable understanding of current patterns in life and obsession. Myshkin Ingawale built 32 prototypes before coming up with an anemia diagnosis solution using electroplethysmography as the backbone technology. Edison once said “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention… Read More Necessary Ingredients for Greatness: Doggedness, Chutzpah, Grit, and Obsession.