“What are you doing?”, my wife asked. Most of the time I grunt something. I think of this question as more of a greeting than a question. This time, however, I said enthusiastically “I am reading about the Wiki Wiki Web”. This cracked up the entire family (two kids included). Wiki Wiki means quick in […]
I was talking to a student. He is fascinated with a robot that cleans pipes. He had a prototype and won some awards. He wanted to discuss it. We sat with him and brainstormed many ideas for the design at a very high level. I encouraged him to think about a different cleaner robot – […]
A small group to build stuff together, learn together and learn by doing. This will replace techtalks for our weekly meets. A nanoapp is something we can build n a day. The core in a couple of hours. The goal is to learn by doing. We may find open source stuff that to build upon. It will […]
From Google’s Project Ara Ara is definitely an amazing innovation, and a project that it would be amazing to see come to fruition. It’s also massively ambitious, and not every experimental tech Google develops ends up as a proper shipping project. Modularity has a lot to potentially offer the smartphone market (and could also be […]
Here is a scenario. A couple of founders come up with an idea and do some initial research. They have a good feel for the market and confident that they can build a business. They have a set of hypotheses. Founders have some money – just enough to bootstrap a first version of their product […]
From Law of Perception – Marketing for Geeks Ries and Trout say, “Marketing is not a battle of products, it’s a battle of perceptions.” Sometimes the best product does not win. However, Quite frequently, perception is merely an exaggeration of reality. I like this advice: Don’t try to create a “better” product. That strategy is too […]
From The Little Big Idea A lot of people, when they have that Big Idea moment, throw themselves into writing it all down, planning it out, and doing things about the thing. Not the thing itself.
Some Thoughts on Service Business vs Product Business in Software. 1. In a service business, the customer tells you his problem and you provide a solution. In the product business, you discover a set of customers with a problem and come up with a solution. Or you dream up an idea and find customers who […]