JUST FUCKING SHIP by Amy Hoy With Alex Hillman

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Another discussion about how to use the lean approach to start a business on the side. The add-on have specific templates and plans on getting you on track. What I really appreciate in this books is the actual 1 by 1 lists of things you should do. It takes you through a bunch of sample launch sequences and really leaves you with no more excuses.

Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 3rd Edition by Steve Krug

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Very interesting treatment of designing web sites for usability and usefulness. It’s written in a plain and understandable way to see why some web sites are just really hard to use. I really appreciated the discussions about usability for visually impaired and how a lot of times this is used the wrong way. Much of the navigation on many web sites is really geared towards desktop browsers and needs a lot of rethinking for mobile. Since the mobile environment doesn’t have events like hover many “easy to use” features on the web are not usable at all.

Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers (Collins Business Essentials) by Geoffrey a. Moore and Regis McKenna

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Very interesting discussion about how early and mainstream markets relate to product launches and company successes. I think I now understand a lot of the successes and failures that happend at the companies I know of or worked at. Obiviously there are many companies that have crossed the chasm in recent history, but the theories in this books seem to be very sound and meaningful.

The Connection Algorithm: Take Risks, Defy the Status Quo, and Live Your Passions by Jesse Tevelow

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Interesting and inspiring read. It is interesting to see how connections are much more important than people would normally think about. Connections are actually what allows you to create successes. It’s a different view showing that connections are very important for things to go together and build a successful future. Connections and networking with other people will allow you to provide value and receive value.

Welcome to Jekyll!

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You’ll find this post in your _posts directory. Go ahead and edit it and re-build the site to see your changes. You can rebuild the site in many different ways, but the most common way is to run jekyll serve, which launches a web server and auto-regenerates your site when a file is updated.

To add new posts, simply add a file in the _posts directory that follows the convention YYYY-MM-DD-name-of-post.ext and includes the necessary front matter. Take a look at the source for this post to get an idea about how it works.

Jekyll also offers powerful support for code snippets:

def print_hi(name)
  puts "Hi, #{name}"
#=> prints 'Hi, Tom' to STDOUT.

Check out the Jekyll docs for more info on how to get the most out of Jekyll. File all bugs/feature requests at Jekyll’s GitHub repo. If you have questions, you can ask them on Jekyll’s dedicated Help repository.

Interesting Books: Some Old, Some New

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I have been reading a bunch of books on different subjects; each are interesting in their own way. There is definitely some good knowledge peppered throughout all these books. I wish I had taken better notes to be able to write more about each. I’ll make it my goal to capture more as I read new stuff.

Yoga Changes Your Body

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The Huffington Post posted a cool article with an infographic about how Yoga affects your health. I always believed that this is true, but this infographic represents actual research results rather than just gut feeling. Pretty cool.

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