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This Week: Ryan Holiday's 32 Thoughts From a 32-Year-Old

By Matt Button |  Jul 20, 2019  | product-development

A collection of 5 things from the week that I found interesting, am enjoying, or am working on.

This week:

  • I’ve been amazed by: Photopea - an advanced image editor, which looks and behaves a lot like Photoshop, and runs entirely in your browser
  • I’ve been experimenting with: CSS Grid. It makes my layout life easier, and it’ll make yours easier too.
  • I’ve been watching: Keep Betting on Javascript by Kyle Simpson
  • I’ve been reading: Ryan Holiday’s 32 Thoughts From a 32-Year-Old
  • I’ve been thinking about: How important it is to write online
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This Week: I've been playing The Witness, and Webstock is back!

By Matt Button |  Apr 13, 2019  | product-development

A collection of 5 things from the week that I found interesting, am enjoying, or am working on.

This week:

  • I’ve been learning about: Single Sign-On and Sign-Out in .NET Core with OpenID Connect and IdentityServer4
  • I’ve been watching: Andrew Tokeley’s talk on High Performance Product Leadership
  • I’ve been happy to see that: Webstock is back on this year
  • I’ve been thinking about: Lambda School sounds great
  • I’ve been playing: The Witness
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This Week: Startups that are hiring remotely in 2019

By Matt Button |  Feb 1, 2019  | product-development

A collection of 5 things from the week that I found interesting, am enjoying, or am working on.

This week:

  • The Competitive Advantage of Design (Philip Fierlinger)
  • How to get rich (without getting lucky)
  • Startups that are hiring remotely in 2019
  • 15 Things You Should Know About Product Managers
  • How website builders can differentiate themselves in a heavily commoditised market
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Notes on Running Lean by Ash Maurya - The Three Stages of a Startup

By Matt Button |  Sep 8, 2018  | product-development, book-notes

Most entrepreneurs start with a strong initial vision, and a Plan A for realising that vision. Unfortunately, most Plan A’s don’t work.

Smart people are great at rationalising almost anything, but entreprenuers are especially gifted at this. It’s important to realise that your initial vision is built largely on untested assumptions.

Lean methodologies can help you systematically test and refine your initial vision. Running Lean by Ash Maura outlines, and gives practical examples on how to do so.

Running Lean has four parts:

  1. The Three Stages of a Startup (covered in this post)
  2. Documenting your Plan A
  3. Identifying the riskiest parts of your plan
  4. Systematically testing your plan.
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