Roll the Cards – Disrupt Your Brainstorm

You’re Stuck in Your Brain The other day I explained to Trevor Owens, CEO of Lean Startup Machine, how my team is trying out different ways of brainstorming. His reaction to one particular method was a stronger “YES” signal than most of the product experiments we’ve been doing, so I agreed to blog about it. […]

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Scrumball Lite Submitted to Apple AppStore

It is with great excitement and pride that we announce that tonight we submitted the Scrumball Lite to the Apple AppStore. The weekend at Lean Startup Machine convinced me that “http://fuckitship.it/” is the way to go. It’s time to stop being precious and tacking on features, and instead get the product in people’s hands to […]

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Lean Startup Machine Changed My Life

I just went through Lean Startup Machine – a 3-day workshop teaching Lean Startup principles (Eric Ries) by having you build a viable business in 72 hours. It was quite the experience… my team and I alternately wanted to throttle each other and slap each other on the back-within the same day. Basically it comes […]

The Scrumball Sample

First Look – First Sample of the Scrumball

  Hi Scrumball Fans, Yesterday Fedex delivered our first samples manufactured with the metal tool of the Scrumball. How exciting! Here’s me ripping into the box with great speed. There was so much tape on the box, it was the packing tape version of Fort Knox, for such humble foam contents. Next, I pulled free […]


From whence, Scrum? Pt 2

At the bare bones of developing software (we’ll focus on software, but feel free to replace that with “project” or “business” or “book”), you need to know what to create, some thinking about how you’re going to create it, people to create it, and a physical point in the space/time continuum to actually deliver it and call […]

The Name Games - AngelHack NY HTC Prize Winner

The Name Games Wins HTC Prize at AngelHack NY Summer 2012

I’m thrilled to announce that my hack at AngelHack NY Summer 2012 last weekend, The Name Games, won the HTC API prize. In fact both teams I was on made it to the semi-finals, the other being TurfQuest with Oscar Torres at the helm. Actually, when I joined the TurfQuest team I’d set aside my own […]

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The Name Games 2 – 15sec Pitch

Update – we just made it to the finals of the Samsung SPen Developer Challenge and need fast brilliant design help THIS WEEKEND. Contact us if you want to join our team to build this by 7/10, and be eligible to win your own Galaxy Note and split the $1K prize with the rest of […]