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The Power of Momentum

Regardless of what you're building, the power of continuous forward motion becomes evident quickly. It sometimes feels counterintuitive, but success is less about perfection and more about momentum. At any given time, decisions are made with the information at hand. Waiting for perfect clarity leads to paralysis. Action, even if

The Power of Momentum
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The True Measure of a City’s Food Culture

When visiting a country, it's easy to get sucked into the TikTok and Instagram food culture of "Five spots you need to check out!" Contrary to what the 25-year-old influencer is telling you in a calming tone over some shaky video footage, the true character of a city’s food

The True Measure of a City’s Food Culture
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The Timelessness of Quality

Quality is timeless. This simple idea cuts through the noise of our fast-paced, ever-changing world. We live in an age where trends come and go with alarming speed, and what is celebrated today is often forgotten tomorrow. Yet, true quality, in any form, endures. Consider the Eames chair, a paragon

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The Powers and Perils of Pattern Recognition

Pattern recognition is a term that gets tossed around a lot, especially by investors when they’re sizing up early-stage companies. It goes something like this: "Why did you invest in that company?" "The founder/company/idea reminds me of..." I mean, the logic is sound. If you've been investing

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Apple’s AI Strategy: Some Quick Takeaways from WWDC24

The main takeaway from WWDC24: Apple’s AI strategy is all about calculated, steady moves. They're not chasing trends but focusing on thoughtful integration that genuinely enhances user experience. Firstly, Apple isn’t diving headfirst into AI at any cost. They’re taking a measured approach, much like they did

Apple’s AI Strategy: Some Quick Takeaways from WWDC24
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Outcomes Over Outputs

When building a product, it’s easy to get caught up in the rush of developing new features and pushing out updates. However, the real measure of success lies not in what we create, but in the impact they have. This is the difference between outputs and outcomes. While outputs

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What Problem Does Your Product Actually Solve?

I saw a tweet doing the rounds on Twitter (sorry, never referring to it as X) that linked to an article by Joel Spolsky, where he shared a banger of a story about his time on the Microsoft Excel team. Everyone initially saw Excel as the ultimate financial modelling tool,

What Problem Does Your Product Actually Solve?
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Every Startup Is A Mess

Every startup, without exception, is a mess. This isn't an indictment of founders or their creations; rather, it's a universal truth I've come to recognise after more than a decade immersed in the startup land. Recognising this chaos is crucial—not to criticise, but to offer reassurance. It's messy everywhere.

Every Startup Is A Mess
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The Subtle Art of Japanese Curation

Wandering through Japan, you quickly pick up on a unique vibe: a deep appreciation for the past, brilliantly repurposed for today. On a trip earlier this year, I got to see this firsthand, whether buzzing through the tech paradise of Akihabara or exploring the quaint vintage shops of Shimokitazawa. It’

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Craft & Detail

Craft is the cornerstone of all exceptional products. It's more than mere execution; it's an ethos, reflecting deep commitment and meticulous attention to detail. When companies infuse their processes with craft, they do more than build products—they cultivate a culture of excellence. The value of craft lies in what

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