We urgently need more Luxury products.

Of course, I’m not saying we need more overpriced leather bags made at the expense of animal lives. We need absolutely none of those. What we need are more companies genuinely invested in making the best product they possibly can. Companies who literally bet their business on the sole…

Non-disposable team

An alternative to setting your team up for self-destruction. Everyone who’s done it says that hiring a great team is the hardest and most important part of building a company. Find the right people and everything else will follow, they say. Which is why sooner or later it becomes…

Use Dark Magic to generate Product Ideas

It’s not easy to generate good ideas, particularly not when trying hard to do so. In those moments, thinking harder doesn’t usually get me very far but here’s a a technique I’ve found to be quite useful instead. The “Dark Magic method” is certainly not something…

Serenity

We tell our kids they should aim for great things. Be the best student, make it to team captain, get the main role in the theatre play. We celebrate when they succeed and offer comfort when they fall short. We think we make their goals our own, when in truth…

Why (good) software matters

Lost in day-by-day activities I recently felt I didn’t know why I was working. Don’t get me wrong, my job is about building digital products - such as websites and mobile apps - and I knew exactly what I should do. What I didn’t know was why…

Great Teams, Great Products

Some of the things we use are great, other things not so much — we’ve all experienced both and can easily tell the difference. What’s not so easy though, is to state what exactly makes great products great and how can one make more of those. It is no…

Yes-for-purpose Jobs: March 2016

This is a collection of tech jobs in companies with strong purposes, other than accumulating profit. They don't need to have non-profit status to be on this list but, perhaps not surprisingly, a lot of them have. How we spend our working time is, in the end, how we spend…

Not-for-profit, Yes-for-purpose

Organizations have been part of human life for a long time. To a certain degree, they are a reflection of our intrinsically social nature or, in other words, an expression of our necessity to interact with others in the never-ending pursuit of happiness and meaning. We usually get together around…

Start here: Statistics for A/B testing

We’re Agile, we think lean, we’re data-driven. If you live in the new economy and work in some sort of digital product you hear some of this buzzwords (or perhaps all of them) on a daily basis. You can argue they don’t all mean the exact same…