I use GoogleDrive to sync my MoonReader highlights/etc across my phone and tablet. It hasn't been working lately. (more)

How do we exploit the technological revolution for green growth and global development? Celebrated economist, author, and scholar, Carlota Perez joins Azeem Azhar to discuss the nature of techno-economic paradigm shifts and current progress in the cycle of technological revolution. (more)


writer of SciFi and other stuff (more)

Martin Cagan: The Product Scorecard. the specific KPI is not the real point here as much as the fact of establishing specific KPI’s, and the fact that they’re prioritized. You can and should debate the specifics of each KPI and its priority, to ensure that you are encouraging the right behavior as you interpret the business strategy. (more)

Business Strategy etc providing context for tactical decisions. (more)

A Wardley map is a map of the structure of a business or service, mapping the components needed to serve the customer or user. Wardley maps are named after Simon Wardley who claims that he created the technique at Fotango in 2005 having created the evolutionary framing the previous year.[1][third-party source needed][2] The technique was further developed within Canonical UK between 2008 and 2010[3][third-party source needed] and components of mapping can be found in the "Better For Less" paper published in 2010... Each component in a Wardley map is classified by the value it has to the customer or user and by the maturity of that component, ranging from custom-made to commodity. Components are drawn as nodes on a graph with value on the y-axis and commodity on the x-axis. A custom-made component with no direct value to the user would sit at the bottom-left of such a graph while a commodity component with high direct value to the user would sit at the top-right of such a graph. Components are connected on the graph with edges showing that they are linked... Much of the theory of Wardley mapping is set out in a series of nineteen blog posts written by Wardley[5] and a dedicated wiki called Wardleypedia.[6] As use of the technique has broadened to new institutions and been used to map new things the application of the technique in practice has drifted from the original vision. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardley_map (more)

macro-level Planning (?) for the success of your venture (more)

Martin Cagan on Vision vs. Strategy. in this article I want to talk more about product vision, and especially how important the role of product strategy is in delivering on the product vision. (more)

Six decades ago, Fred Schwed wrote a book called Where Are the Customers' Yachts? The title came from a story about a visitor in New York more than a century ago. After admiring yachts Wall Street bought with money earned giving financial advice to customers, he wondered where the customers' yachts were. Of course, there were none. There is far more money in providing financial advice than there is in receiving financial advice. (more)

From the Great Depression through now. 2 separate Economic Transitions. (A Brain Fart started in 2009.) (more)

Carlota Perez's Technological Revolutions And Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages ISBN:9781843763314, reading because Fred Wilson recommended it. (Published 2002!) (more)

I've now slid into choosing now to be the time for making lots of changes to my Linode (more)

NewsFeed in non-chronological order - personalization

A filter bubble is a term term coined by the Internet activist Eli Pariser to refer to a state of intellectual isolation[1] that can result from personalized searches when a website algorithm selectively guesses what information a user would like to see based on information about the user, such as location, past click-behavior and search history. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filter_bubble (cf algorithmic feed) (more)

Can You Know Too Much About Your Organization? How much do you know about the end-to-end operations of your organization? A study I conducted of six project teams tasked with redesigning their organization’s operations. Some team members returned, as intended by senior management, to their prior roles and careers in the organization. Some, however, chose to leave these careers entirely. (more)

Charlie Warzel: Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole. For an academic, Mike Caulfield has an odd request: Stop overthinking what you see online. (more)

Zvi Mowshowitz: Covid 02/25: Holding Pattern. It was a quiet week, with no big news on the Covid-19 front. There was new vaccine data, same as the old vaccine data – once again, vaccines still work. Once again, there is no rush to approve them or even plan for their distribution once approved. Once again, case numbers and positive test percentages declined, but with the worry that the English Strain will soon reverse this, especially as the extent of the drop was disappointing. The death numbers ended up barely budging after creeping back up later in the week, presumably due to reporting time shifts, but that doesn’t make it good or non-worrisome news. (more)


This is the publicly-readable WikiLog Digital Garden (17k pages, starting from 2002) of Bill Seitz (a Product Manager and CTO) (also a Wiki-Junkie).

My Calling: Reality Hacking to accelerate Evolution by increasing Freedom, Agency, and Leverage of Free Agents and smaller groups (SmallWorld) via D And D of Thinking Tools (software and Games To Play).

See Intro Page for space-related goals, status, etc.; or Wiki Node for more terse summary info.

Beware the War On The Net!


Seeking: CTO/Chief Product Officer-type position in funded organization with entrepreneurial culture, in Chicago area. My value: accelerating business-changing product development.


Coming soon: FluxGarden

My Coding for fun.