Category Archives: Mistakes

Intuition is a product of repetition

To continue to riff on the “Common sense isn’t so common” theme… I know you’re a smart cookie. So I know, for certain, that you’re often blindsided by moments of clarity. Insanely insightful leaps of intuition that just kind of … Continue reading

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37signals highlights some recent mistakes

Here are good ol’ More than a living, we like to think we’re pretty upfront about our mistakes. It’s not that we like making them. But once they’re made, there’s a certain amount of catharsis in delving into the causes … Continue reading

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Basecamp hates me

Sigh. Since you asked. Yeah, that’s the long and the short of it. Kumquat is on the way. Seriously. No, I mean it. Good thing this is a personal project and not for a real client. As if I don’t … Continue reading

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Deliver bad news early and often

Sometimes, these things just write themselves. Or I write them, when I’m doing something else. Either way, this little ditty I composed seem worthy of inflicting upon the masses. I’m going to elaborate a bit on a problem with which … Continue reading

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Making mistakes: Providing too much information

Sometimes, you can provide too much detail. What? Rick? Mr. Over explain everything? Surely you jest. No, I’m serious. (Re-reading this post, I realize I have committed this sin, yet again.) Let me give you an example. If you are … Continue reading

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Making mistakes: Budgeting time with smaller teams

Since I’m in a self-deprecating mood, now seems to be as good of a time as any to write the next entry in our series of mistakes surrounding the development of Kumquat. Kumquat launches on February 14. No really. It … Continue reading

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Making mistakes: Assuming your excitement is infectious

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I would try to take some time to highlight some of the mistakes we’ve made (and maybe are continuing to make) with Kumquat. Now, there are plenty of mistakes through which to sift, … Continue reading

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Making mistakes

I am really good at making mistakes. Ask anyone. They infuriate me. But I make them. Quite a bit. But often, I’m not really supposed to talk about those mistakes. Because my employer might find it embarrassing. Or because shareholders … Continue reading

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