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The Need For Speed Is Killing Your Company

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Interesting Articles | 0 comments

There is a great misconception among leaders today; too often, and especially when feeling the pressure, leaders assume it is their job to narrow a decision to a simple pair of choices–yes/no, stop/start, either/or. This is scarcity mentality in action. Wait, what? Only if it’s a BAD leader. Good leaders don’t think like this. For...

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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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