Levels of Leadership

Levels of Leadership

There are five stages of leadership that a company or individual can go through. When I started my company these stages seemed simple and fluid, but as I progressed through the stages and watch others progress, I began to spot trends and skills that are critical yet not always obvious to advance to the next […]

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Happy UI UX

Happiness over UI, UX and features

I first heard the term user experience (UX) back in 2001. I liked the idea that the experience of a user is more than the pixels on the screen, and that it should encompass everything from unboxing a product to phone support. The problem is that many people who call themselves experts at UX primarily […]

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Keynote talk: BostonAppExpo

I’m giving a talk later this week at the BostonAppExpo. I hope to see you there. The Boston App Expo is a showcase of some of the best mobile talks and technologies in the region. My talk will cover a few key areas: It’s a great time to be a developer It’s a unique point […]

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Unresponsive

The typical “responsive” approach to mobile web software suffers from a performance perspective. The typical developer will start with a desktop design or a mobile design and using media queries and css they will transform one design to adapt and morph into the other. The problem with this approach is that your mobile device still […]

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Walk, Run & Sit with Purpose

We do a variety of activities every day and we do them for the wrong reasons. It’s perhaps not that the activities are wrong. We may feel we need to get to work, or go for a jog or even compose an email however the reason why is often wrong. The purpose of our actions […]

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Saving Microsoft

The problem with Microsoft isn’t their technology, their people or even their leadership.  While I don’t think Steve Ballmer was the ideal candidate to lead Microsoft, his leadership was not the root cause.  People want to believe in something important.  When it comes to a major brand like Microsoft, they want to know what that […]

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BlackBerry Death Spiral

I was speaking on a  panel on the topic of mobile. The moderator asked the panel what we thought about the future of BlackBerry. This was early in 2011 and RIM was a few months from selling the PlayBook. The first four panelists represented telecoms and enterprise interests. I was the voice for the app […]

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Life the Universe and Everything

I reject the big-bang theory. I’m not a theoretical physicist I just have a hard time imagining that the universe started with a single point in time. The child in me asks, “Well, what happened before the big bang?” As far as I can tell 13.7 Billion years ago the principals of conservation of mass […]

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