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Vodafone Firsts - An and Ria’s #First Flight →

If this doesn’t make you smile, I’m not sure what will.

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The Crossroads of Should and Must →

Added to the treasure vault. @elleluna

I can’t give you the best Apple answer on the lack of the floppy,” he said. “I can give you my answer: ‘When you move on, you leave some things behind. The floppy drive, which I will argue until I’m blue in the face, is really antiquated technology. I’ve heard the complaints, but if there’s not some sort of friction in a move forward, your step is not as consequential as you’d like to believe it is.

Jony Ive

(I’m so going to use this one in another context)

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What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.

Eisenhower

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Always Be Closing... I mean Defining Success →

Spot on!

Data or Common Sense or a Mix?

Lots of people say, “as long as your making data driven decisions…” Is it that simple? Open up your analytics tool, look for an answer. Got it! Right?

Nope.

If your analytics are setup poorly, the data is poor. How do you know your measuring the right thing the right way? How do you know that your interpretation of what you’re capturing is really what you’re capturing? Capturing analytics is like practicing medicine, you’re always tweaking or learning something new, adjusting or trying something different - it’s a process.

Part 1

Testing your hypothesis is the key! With the right mix of quantitative and qualitative analysis, you can move virtual mountains. If you only use quantitative metrics to make decisions, your user experience will suffer. I’ve seen it.

Find the balance - don’t worry, your users will make sure you know the right ingredients. At the end of the day, your analytics, your numbers, your 1’s and 0’s - they’re useless if “success” isn’t defined.

Part 2

Your analytics, your numbers, your 1’s and 0’s - they’re useless if “success” isn’t defined. Define success and measure against it.

Snows melting! Kids running home from the bus stop. :)

Focus on the Job, not the Category - Inside Intercom →

It continues….

It continues….

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The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz →

Phenomenal read, and will read at least once per year.