I recently finished reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. As an entrepreneur and person that builds products for a living, I found his story highly fascinating. Most people know Steve Jobs for the products he created at Apple and his prickly personality. However, there is much more to his story than that. As a … Continue reading Book: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Vision. Every great product needs it. CEOs and product managers are expected to have it. But where does vision come from? A gut feeling Perhaps it's just intuition. That spidey-sense of knowing exactly what to build next. Steve Jobs was probably the master of intuition. He had a knack for turning out successful product, … Continue reading A great vision is informed by customers
One of the things I think Google does a great job at is asking for feedback on their products. I came across a recent example of this when booking a flight through Google Flights, which went through an overhaul earlier this year. After searching for a flight and staying on the page for 10 seconds, … Continue reading Happy users can ‘dislike’ your product too
Ten years ago, I was a huge user of RSS. I loved the simplicity of it and ability to follow topics that interested me. My preferred reader was Google Reader, whereby I could simply add a URL of a site that I wanted to follow and subscribe to updates in close to real-time. Since I … Continue reading How do you get your news?
When I think back, it's hard to pinpoint what exactly got me interested in the breed. I neither had greyhounds growing up nor knew anyone who did. The only thing that really stands out in my memory is in 2011 when I saw the movie 50/50. The main character's girlfriend surprises him with a greyhound … Continue reading Why greyhounds?
I have Quicken Home & Business 2018. I've been using it now for about a year. I had tried Quicken a couple years ago, but was not impressed. At the time, I was using Bank of America's online software, which is surprisingly robust, to aggregate all my financial accounts in one place. I had used … Continue reading Quicken is killing it
After moving to Canada, I still had my U.S. phone number with AT&T. I've had the same phone number for 18 years. There's not a way that I know of to transfer your U.S. phone number to a carrier in Canada. T-Mobile actually lets you use your number internationally at no additional charge, so some … Continue reading Product Idea: Simple and cheap phone number parking