Motivation and Learning

Tips for better Learning

Introduction Do you like learning new skills? If you are like me, you will most like answer with a clear and loud “Yes”. After all, isn’t learning new things great? In addition to acquiring new skills and maybe even a

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Quality and the Consumer IoT

What it the Consumer IoT? Yes, another article on the Internet of Things.  Still, don’t stop reading just yet. I won’t present yet another projections how many billion devices / things will be connected to each other and some form

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On the Shoulder of Giants – Using other Products for Our Validation

On the Shoulder of Giants – Using other Products for Our Validation New products always face uncertainty. With an intangible product – books, software, or info products – this uncertainty is even higher than normal. The strength of intangible products

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Customers make your Company

What is the difference between a real business, as opposed to a project or a research effort? It is possible to go without many things: We don’t need offices or employees. We need a product, but it does not have

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Seek Improvement, not Perfection

Seek Improvement, not Perfection I have a confession to make. I am, at heart, a rather negative person. I guess it comes from being German and a software engineer by training. Or I might be just grumpy. In any case,

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Value is Outcomes plus Trust

Value is Outcomes plus Trust An important part of validation is making sure that a product or service provides value to potential and current customers. The value proposition and value delivery have to be right. But what exactly is in

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What a 72k Run Taught me About Reaching Goals

I did my second Ultramarathon yesterday. The particular run I did is called the Rennsteiglauf. It is the one of the largest ultra marathons in Europe and has been on for 43 years. As ultra marathons go, it is fairly

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How is Market Validation useful?

A product is no product without customers. You as the product owner need to know if customers exist and where to find them. The answer to this question is a challenge for startups with a new product or the goal

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Five Techniques to Improve Learning for You

When someone tells me that they have had a learning experience, it doesn’t  indicate success. When I tell my boss that the project failed and that I learned something, he will not be happy.  Learning is ok, but a successful project would

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