Author: David Searson

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What I’ve been working on

Read my Quarterly Roundup There’s a sweet spot between “improving the status quo” and “whoa, what if we could…” It’s a raggedy edge of the space where everything is impossible, and yet anything is possible. It’s the realm of start-ups, and the realm of corporate upstarts – people who want to push their boring old corporate […]

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Sell the problem you solve. Not the Product.

People do not want to spend money on another product. They don’t even want to download another piece of software. They want a solution to their immediate problem. Often, startups concentrate so much on thinking through their product, adding features, and convincing themselves that this is the best (insert product category here) that’s ever been seen. […]

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Future technologies might belong to the developing world

Future technologies might belong to the developing world

My daughter just came back from a trip to Myanmar (Burma). She bought a cheap SIM card to stay in touch, maybe $10, but it came with several GIGABYTES of data. We shared photos and vidoes and chatted. Not within minutes, but in Real Time. There’s almost no telephone wires in the area, but ubiquitous wifi and […]

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Who is against Cloud Computing, and why?

The first and obvious detractors are the people who write custom software. This is kind of weird, because there will always be the need for custom software – not every problem can be solved with a scalable, generic, solution over the cloud. Same goes for “on-premises software” solutions vendors. But there are some valid arguments […]

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Who is pushing Cloud Computing, and why?

Cloud is a smart way to go for most companies, at least in a number of their everyday office procedures. It’s generally cheaper than buying per-desktop licenses for proprietary on-premises software. You can leverage brilliant economies of scale offered by jumping on some standard internet-delivered software, if your needs are generic. And yet, some promises […]

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Your MVP Is Minimal, But Is It Viable?

Your MVP Is Minimal, But Is It Viable?

I just found this brilliant article by Alex Iskold… alexiskold.stfi.re/2015/10/07/re-thinking-viability-of-your-mvp He argues that the key to the vitality of new business ideas are feedback loops. This is what makes natural systems alive and this is what makes great software alive as well. To arrive at your MVP, strive to create a minimal product that has correct feedback loops. […]

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Why knowing about “The Cloud” is important.

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“Moving to the Cloud” is a phrase that sums up the current shift into the next level of computing power. That shift is much faster than previous shifts, and it is completely changing the way information is processed and stored. If you understand what “The Cloud” means, then you will understand why governments, businesses, and […]

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