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Vuk Trifkovic

You know that product management made it mainstream when...

The best way to ascertain if a discipline is mainstream is to gauge the depth of controversy on related meetups. By this measure and based on 10th eBay Tech Talk,
it's safe to say that product management is well and truly established. To the point that it is if not outright boring, then at least pleasantly predictable.

Tech . . .

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November 08, 2013

Beyond Beck

Geomob October 2013

To claim that there is a single unifying theme behind Geomob speaker roster
would probably be an overstatement. Yet, if there was a common thread between the three out of six talks on last night's even, it would be Harry Beck and his London Underground map.

The focal point was certainly excellent talk by dr. Maxwell Roberts . . .

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October 30, 2013

"A Naked Singularity" and the future of novel

I've just finished Sergio de la Pava's "A Naked Singularity - a self-publish to mainstream critical success story. Fascinating read, but it really made me think about two issues:

  • As great as the raw, self-edit was, it is painfully clear that the book would have been a far greater work if it did go through the . . .

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October 15, 2013

Just another Geo Monday

As one of organisers of Geomob, London's first quarterly meetup for geo/mobile developers and researches, I was very keen to check out Geomonday meets LBMA [event (http://geomondaymeetslbma.eventbrite.com/). More by luck than by design it turned out that I would be in Berlin at the time when the next one was up.

So, I'll . . .

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October 08, 2013

Minimum Viable Brand - Minimum Next Steps

Yesterday I attended another excellent General Assembly
Session
- 'Minimum Viable Brand: Get Your Business Going' taught by Ije Onyeije and supported by Melissa Andrada.

The delivery was all you'd expect from Wolff Olins team. In fact, out Peter J Thomson has done an excellent summary, so there's little for me to . . .

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July 24, 2013

Startup leadership, Žižek and the simple courage of decision

Not to be all "what can startups learn from the latest public event", but some
of the lines from Žižek's piece in The New Statement, did resonate.

The first passage is that on the mastery through a series of simple calls:

after the specialists (economic and military analysts, psychologists,
. . .

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April 20, 2013

Note to self: Don't argue about industry awards...

I was planning to bitch about gov.uk winning Design Museum's Design of the
Year 2013
thing, and what I thought was
a bit over the top reaction.

Fortunately for me, first the lazyness got better of me and then I just
realised that there are few things as stupid as calling out an outcome about
any industry awards. . . .

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April 20, 2013

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