Thinking out loud on product development and a bit on life.
How I Hacked My Web Browser Into a Motivation Mechanism (and you can too!) Being stuck behind a computer for the better part of the day my mind tends to effortlessly navigate from one thought to the next, guiding me to tackle many different tasks at a time, and in turn forcing me to open up a new browser tab about once every few minutes. Most of the time I don’t even realize how much I’m “multi-tasking” until the text that normally appears on the browser tab is no longer even displayed...continue reading
Happiness by Removing “Second Darts” We’ve all been there before…sitting at the airport…patiently waiting at the gate for our flight to board…excited to kick off our “much needed” vacation…then the announcement…“This flight has been DELAYED”. Of course, just as soon as you hear the word “Delayed”a series of negative reactions ensue...continue reading
A Personal Story on How You Can Benefit From Working on Side Projects “Tell me about your side project, what’s that about?”That’s how my interview began a few years ago, and ultimately ended — talking about the side project I had been working on for the past year. We discussed how I came up with the idea, developed the initial requirements, designed product mock ups, hired an overseas development team, launched the product, iterated the product, and pitched investors…continue reading
5 Reasons Why You Need a Personal Website I’d like to start off this post with a small confession…After almost 10 years of amassing a stockpile of random domain names, and building equally random websites (with varying levels of success), I just this year decided to purchase ericrems.com and build my personal website. It seems rather ridiculous to me now that I spent more time building sites like 20MinuteNap.com...continue reading
Agile Your Life. Whether you’re a seasoned Software Engineer, bright-eyed Product Manager, or have never even heard of the term Agile software development, you too can live a more productive and happy life by leveraging some of the same Agile principles that are used to build most of the software products we use today (think Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Uber). By just quickly looking at a few of the basic tenants...continue reading
From Idea to Product: Start with creating the product backlog So you just came up with the next big app idea to hit the market since Uber…and lucky for you, you’re friends with a software developer who is actually going to spend their precious free time to help you build it. Fantastic. Perhaps this is the first time you’ve actually worked with a developer and are unaware of the fact that you can’t just tell them, “hey, build me an app...continue reading