1. Trello daily reports

    In the company I'm currently working we use Trello for managing the task of the programming team. Basically everybody has its own board and there are two extra boards: 'pending' and 'done'. Usually you have your list of things to be done in your list and the inputs are your bosses, clients calling or emailing you with some issues, etc. If the problem is something generic that everybody can do, you just put it on 'pending'. If there is just one person who can do the job, we assign ...


  2. Lecture 4 - "Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing"

    The forth lecture is about building product, taking to users and growing. Adora Cheung gives the talk and I haven't liked that much. I think is because the style or the way they express things rather that the content itself, so lets get the main points of the talk but no going deep down on them. The discussions on HN are nothing compared with the other lectures.

    You can watch the video yourself if you are curious but I strongly recommend you to read the transcript instead becasue is ...


  3. New job

    I have a new job. As always, I've done absolutely nothing to get it; a friend of mine is working at a company that needed to fill vacant. I'm always open to do job interviews so I went there. 4 days later I'm in a office really looking forward to give new ideas and learn new stuff. I love this feeling.

    The job is not sysadmin anymore but programming (webpages for hotels - we have quite a few here in Mallorca). Small team, nice people, awesome working hours ...


  4. Focus

    Its awesome to see how much can be done when you are focused on something. From programming, to writing an essay or reading technical information, its way easy and you retain more information and get more job done just by having focus.

    Get rid of distractions

    Sometimes, though, is really difficult to get into the zone. Usually because the constant distractions, trying to do many things at once, constant interruptions, having unclear propose, etc. So, how do I get focused? First of all, by reducing interruptions at all cost. The ...


  5. Disable youtube annotations

    I think is very annoying this thing called Annotations in Youtube. It gets in the middle of the content, the video, appears and disappears, if you want to pause the video by clicking on it and you click on a annotation, the video changes, etc... and usually it does not contain anything useful, to be honest.

    A way to deactivate this option go to the URL: https://www.youtube.com/account_playback and disable the checkbox " Show annotations, channel promotions and interactive cards on videos " as easy as that.

    Regards!


  6. Guy Kawasaki - Top ten mistakes of entrepeneurs

    Guy Kawasaki is a guy who worked in Apple with Steve Jobs, has been an entrepeneur, has founded and advised companies and he has detected 10 mistakes that entrepreneurs do. In my opinion is worth knowing that a person like Guy think that these are really important mistakes just to try to avoid them.

    I must say that he is a great guy giving speches and you should definitively watch its video on Youtube. Because the video is almost one and a half hour long, I'll summarize all the ...


  7. Lecture 3 - "Before the startup"

    This is the third lecture given by Paul Graham. I was really looking forward to listen an speech of PG himself and I haven't been disappointed.

    He will talk about some counter intuitive things about being an entrepreneur and on how to start a startup.

    The first counterintuitive point is: you don't need expertise on how to create startups to create one yourself, but to deeply know your users and build a product for them. The majority of big startups have been founded by people that learn the ...


  8. Lecture 2 - "Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution Part II"

    In this second part of the lecture Sam Altman focuses on Teams and Execution.

    Teams

    Before addressing how to create a team and hire people, he focuses on cofounders and how important is expend time on finding the right persons. It must be somebody you know and you trust and not somebody random that you meet that was willing to start a company as you and you both decided to do it together. That is advocate to doomed to failure.

    If you don't know anybody you still can go ...


  9. Lecture 1.2 - "Why to start a startup"

    This is the continuation of the first lecture of YCombinator. There is Dustin Moskovitz that talks about the WHY you should create an startup.

    Common reasons

    There are different common reasons why somebody wants to create an startup:

    It is glamurous: It is not. Entrepreneurship has been romanticized. In fact, is hard work. A lot of hours a day, focused on solving problems, doing sales, fixing bugs, etc. Starting a company is extremely hard and one of the reasons is because you accumulate stress: fear to fail, press, bad opinions ...


  10. Lecture 1 - "Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution Part I"

    This is the first of a series of posts about the YCombinator lectures about how to create a startup. I'm following them and found them very interesting. Hope You like it too.

    The first lesson of YCombinator is called "Welcome, and Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution Part I" given by Sam Altman the President of Y Combinator. Here is the annotated transcript

    Sam explains whats is the goal of the course: "the goal is hyper growth and eventually building a very large company". By "very large company" he means ...


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