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Dialing back the cleverness

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Interesting Articles | 0 comments

There is no way to better state this…. Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it. By writing very complex code, you’ll approach your ”cleverness level”, and be unable to move forward, much less...

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It’s not only about the games

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Interesting Articles | 0 comments

Interesting article on the views of 2 experienced venture capitalists, and what they look for when they invest in game startups. TL;DR: The following list can be applied to any industry. 1. Hyatt’s number one metric for games that interest him as investment prospects: Day-one retention, i.e. whether new users come back the next day to play. If people...

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When no one else is passionate about your passion

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Interesting Articles | 0 comments

Unfortunately, not all who chase their passions will find a perfectly overlapping market need. There’s a tension brewing in the startup world that I think needs to be brought to light. Most founders who take the time to blog or write will at some point share the following advice, “You must follow your passion. Startups are so hard that if you’re not...

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Expose Yourself to New Things

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Interesting Articles | 0 comments

I was asked last week, in a Fashion and Tech meetup, why I was there. My answer? “To see things outside of my domain”. I truly didn’t have a reason, except to see whether I would be able to come up with new ideas. Today I found this article to back my intuition up.. So if you want to generate more innovative ideas, then you should...

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l faut laisser le ‘comment’ à ceux qui font

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Interesting Articles | 0 comments

When people are encouraged to make decisions and take quick action, this will lead to increased efficiency, innovation, and stuff getting done. Here’s an interesting story about a French company that only cares about doing what is needed for the customer to be satisfied. Accountability is to the customer and to the team, not a boss — people...

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