I’ve never understood founders who build companies or products just as a reaction to what their competitors are doing. They stress all day long figuring out what others are doing and how to keep ahead. (Sure, there are markets where it is imperative to keep your foot ahead but I don’t see how in the…

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I’ve been building software for 11 years. I have to admit for the larger part of those 11 years, I’ve used product backlogs to get stuff out the door. Some of those products were successful, some of them crashed and burn in a huge ball of scrum fire. If there is one piece of advice…

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The tech industry today moves fast as f$ck. It is insane, and can drive us (or, at least me) insane. Don’t get me wrong, I love the industry. I love working in it and for it. I absolutely love helping my customers and working with my team. However the pressure of being recognized, having a…

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You might be thinking: oh wow another new year’s resolution post by someone I don’t know. Guess what? You’re right! Did you know only 12% of people stick to their New Years resolution? Trust me on this one, I read it somewhere on the interwebs. Here’s why New Years resolutions suck: they are wishes and…

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The holidays are officially now over, and aside from me working on a new app I also worked on my blog. This blog is 9 years old with only a handful of articles written by me. Looking at my content I had around 462 articles, out of which 24 where me own. Most of them…

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Have you ever heard about the entrepreneurial rollercoaster? Doesn’t matter if you’re just starting your journey or years along the way, it is the bane of the entrepreneur’s existence. The highs are very high and the lows just feel like the end of the world. Every time. The bad news is that there is no way…

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Have you ever had a very busy day or week at which’s end you feel like you got absolutely nothing done? Of course you have. Just a couple of days ago I was sitting still through a guided meditation when the pre-recorded female voice said something that struck a nerve: The daily rush against the…

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Recently I published a piece on the Ideaware blog called Good design is as little design as possible, it has turned into one of our all-star posts. So I’ve been thinking about how this affects us as UI/UX designers and how the best players in the field do their work. Usually as designers we tackle multiple projects…

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Just last week I came across an article written by Paul Boag from Headscape aptly titled You Are Not A Machine. You Are Not Alone. I really encourage you to read it. Paul discusses a silent struggle that many of us battle with on a daily basis: overworking, stressing, keeping to ourselves, bearing too much,…

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