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Posts, tutorials and musings that have helped me in the world of startups and investing.
July 1, 2022 | 3 minute read
The average is a myth. Understand the pitfalls of the average and how it can conceal useful information. How the US Air Force threw out the average and saved lives. Use distributions to better understand your data.
June 17, 2022 | 6 minute read
Ask: 1) Whose problem is it really? 2) What is their problem? 3) Where does the problem come from? 4) Do we really need to solve the problem?
February 25, 2022 | 5 minute read
4 steps to a successful growth experiment: 1) Hypothesis; 2) Trigger; 3) Action; 4) Measure. Practical example for how teams can run growth experiments quickly and cheaply.
November 26, 2021 | 5 minute read
How Finite State Machines allow cross-functional teams to visually design complex logic before committing expensive resources to design and code implementation.
September 18, 2021 | 4 minute read
5 user interview questions to validate product market fit: 1) What progress are you trying to make?; 2) What is the hardest thing about making progress?; 3) Tell me about the last time you encountered the struggle; 4) What solutions have you previously tried? 5) What didn’t you love about those solutions?
August 7, 2021 | 4 minute read
How the inversion process helps frame innovative solutions: Spark Joy, Jobs To Be Done, Design Shaping.
May 29, 2021 | 5 minute read
How to build habit forming products: 1) Deliver unexpected rewards; 2) Trigger based on environment; 3) Repeat easy to perform actions
January 17, 2021 | 6 minute read
Learn the 5 Ways to Make Your Products User Friendly: 1) Affordances, 2) Signifiers, 3) Mapping, 4) Feedback, 5) Conceptual Model. Recognize deliberate design from the hugely popular YouTube mobile app.