Archive for the 'Business' Category

Startups need Feedback

“Get your product, your idea, your service to market as quickly as possible and get feedback from customers,” he said. “If you work in a vacuum for six months or a year without getting that feedback, you tend to … forget about the customer.” Ben Curtis of Catch The Best [...]

Boarding Airplanes: A study of queues

I am a certified dork because papers about boarding airplanes interest me.

Analog Concurrency: Boarding a Plane Linked from the above in the comments is this paper: Novel Approaches to Airplane Boarding (PDF Link)

Agile processes are fractal.

Fractal: A mathematically generated pattern that is reproducible at any magnification or reduction.

At a seminar called Lean-Agile Software Testing – Practices and Challenges Jean McAuliffe described lean/agile processes as a fractal. She was talking about applying agile principles at each iteration of development. Principles are hard to [...]

Jobster CEO asks: What should a CEO’s blog be?

I think a CEO blog should be natural and professional or non-existent. Seth Godin gives us a non-blogging example:

If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well, and I think the standards for a multimillionaire CEO announcing a major new venture ought to be pretty high. When you should stop [...]

Amazon S3, low startup cost and fast startup time.

Have you ever wanted to share some content with 50,000 of your closest friends but couldn’t find the time to setup an Akamai account? I guess Amazon’s S3 might work for you.

It just turned out that the S3 solution was ready for deployment immediately, where akamai requires more negotiation. In other words, [...]