Hello API Management

Quick update, since this blog is actu­ally one of the ways I com­mu­ni­cate with my col­leagues at CA and my friends in the indus­try. I’m tak­ing on a new role at CA as VP of Mar­ket Devel­op­ment on the API Man­age­ment team (those guys you know as Layer 7). It’s an excit­ing oppor­tu­nity, and while I’ve spent the last […]

Iranian Architecture

Any­one with enough per­sonal expe­ri­ence of the vision­ary worlds and land­scapes that entheogens opens one up to knows imme­di­ately that Iran­ian Islamic art and archi­tec­ture […] are directly inspired from exactly those vis­tas of the same vision­ary topographies…”

Phrasing that makes it easier for the clueless to empathize

The dis­re­spect shown employ­ees with open work­spaces is beyond belief. Study after study shows that peo­ple are less pro­duc­tive, less healthy, and less col­lab­o­ra­tive yet the siren song of sav­ing money is appar­ently too irre­sistible for com­pa­nies to care. Here’s yet another (great) arti­cle that talks about cre­ative per­for­mance and well-being in crap work­spaces. Con­sid­er­ing how everyone […]

Keep my data just stop with the fucking ads

Take my per­sonal infor­ma­tion just stop show­ing me ads. Last week, many took offense to Tim Cook’s speak on data pri­vacy (rel­a­tive to Google and Face­book). Me? I’m just tired of see­ing ads every­where and will pay a pre­mium to avoid them.

Getting started with Jobs to be Done

Jobs to be Done is a great frame­work for under­stand­ing the rea­son peo­ple “hire” your prod­ucts. I’m using JTBD quite a lot to per­form inter­views & focus groups around the world for our indi­rect sales efforts. Here’s a list of great JTBD get­ting started resources.