Category Archives: Entrepreneurialism

Software ate the parking meter

I had some in-person business at USAA the other day in Crystal City, VA.  Northern Virginia is not super on-street parking friendly so I was delighted to have my first experience with a mobile/software-powered parking meter. Just a few easy … Continue reading

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Fresh ingredients, easy recipes – The Fresh 20

If you’re a headline reader you can stop here.  We recommend you click on the logo for The Fresh 20 above and check it out.  My thoughts are summed up as: Great idea, simple but excellent execution, really hope she’s … Continue reading

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Attempt to fundamentally disrupt rocket technology = Stumble?!?!?

Disclaimer:  I am a huge fan of Elon Musk and SpaceX. Earlier this week I am reading the Wall Street Journal and I find an article by Andy Pastor titled, “SpaceX Stumbles in Test to Show Reusable Rocket Technology Advances.” … Continue reading

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How can I schedule user testing?

Good news – short post.  🙂 We are about to conduct our second round of usability testing on Reacht.  We’re already feeling some pain associated with scheduling participants. For our first usability test we invited people to “just show up … Continue reading

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Reacht usability testing: THANKS!!!

This week was “alpha week” (aka, get it out week, live user testing week) for our Reacht (@reachtapp) application.  We’ve been in testing mode with real users for a while but this week we invited a larger group to experience and … Continue reading

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Minimum Viable Software

I work at Zope/Zebrareach/Reac.ht – we make software.  We’re always trying out new ideas, tinkering with previous ideas and generally looking to innovate to improve our products and help our customers.  We are also learning practitioners of the lean philosophy. … Continue reading

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$99, 3-day mini-MBA (but that’s not all!)

Stop…  Go If you, your colleagues and your organization at-large make excellent, almost-never-bad decisions stop reading here!!!  Do NOT click through to the rest of this post.  You don’t need it. If, on the other hand, you, your colleagues and/or … Continue reading

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Sequestration lemonade

Good things CAN come from the 2013 budget sequestration. Last Tuesday night (March 26, 2013), Bill Blevins and I attended the first meeting of FredX (organized by Matt Armstrong and Christine Goodwin (@cag123) – thanks guys!). From the FredX Facebook page: … Continue reading

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