Dreamforce 2010

I spent the other day at the Moskone Center in San Francisco attending Salesforce’s annual conference, Dreamforce.  There were alot of people there, way more than I expected.  Last year it was crowded and big, … Continue reading Dreamforce 2010

The inspiration of Music

I often dream of being a famous song writer.  Being the front man in a famous rock band isn’t the point for me.  Music draws enormous groups of people and focuses them extremely concise topics.  In short, … Continue reading The inspiration of Music

The Myth of Time-to-Market

I’ll start with the punchline: Getting to market faster is not important at all. Every company I have ever worked with in the past 15 years pressured the development staff to deliver functionality faster.  We … Continue reading The Myth of Time-to-Market

The UX of LED Holiday Lights

I love holiday lights.  They are bright and festive and make the cold dark times of the year more fun and bearable.  One movie that really inspired me was National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  He decked out … Continue reading The UX of LED Holiday Lights

Removing the Charm

Several movies I have seen recently (Karate Kid, The Last Airbender) made me think of movies that were based on previous works.  This isn’t universal, but a common theme I see is that the newer … Continue reading Removing the Charm

The Apprentice System

Imagine you received this letter: Dear [You], I am about to graduate high school and have been accepted to several good colleges.  However, I believe that the cost and the potential benefits of the college … Continue reading The Apprentice System

Movie Review: The Karate Kid (Remake)

Worst Remake Ever. Previously, this honor was held by Willy Wonka with Johny Depp; what an abomination. However, my current winner of the prize was the recent remake of The Karate Kid with Jackie Chan … Continue reading Movie Review: The Karate Kid (Remake)

Different Kinds of Leadership

Most of us are not the CEOs of our organization.  We are somewhere in the middle. Yet we all have, every day, an opportunity to provide leadership from the middle.  Leadership comes in several flavors.  … Continue reading Different Kinds of Leadership

The UX of Chevron OilStop

One annoying thing about Hybrids is that oil changes are expensive.  Doing the maintenance at Nissan was over a hundred dollars.  Last time I did it, the service was mediocre and I had to wait … Continue reading The UX of Chevron OilStop

Hiring UX Designer (Marketo)

Marketo is growing on all fronts.  As the engineering team grows, their appetite for more shovel-ready projects increases too.  Thus, the design team needs to scale.  I am looking for a UX Designer who can … Continue reading Hiring UX Designer (Marketo)