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  • jure 1:07 pm on June 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply  


    Printed short skirt

    Printed short skirt (Image credit: Paul Smith)

  • jure 12:41 pm on June 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Burning Down the Sprint 

    Originally posted on ReStreaming:

    This is the burndown chart of our latest sprint that ended yesterday. Burndown chart is an agile technique for focusing team on delivering results requested by the product owner. It measures the amount of work still left to do in a sprint. Contrary to the most types of charts, it is good if the line on this chart goes down. A coworker of mine remarked, “when the burndown chart goes down, the sales chart goes up!” This sprint was the most successful sprint (measured by amount of story points completed) in a year and a half since we have introduced scrum at Zemanta. We still didn’t finish all the stories, but we came pretty close this time. Big kudos to the team and the product owners for all the hard work that was needed in order to accomplish this!

    Burndown charts have one big pitfall. By pushing people to…

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  • jure 11:51 am on June 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Originally posted on ReStreaming:

    On Saturday the 1st Slovenian CoderDojo took place at Zemanta. The event surpassed everybody’s expectations. Let the photos tell the story.

    Založba Pasadena gave away two books about Scratch  by mrs. Sonja Lajovic. We congratulate lucky winners!

    Thanks to all the kids for participating at the event. I hope you’ve had fun and that you’ve learned something new.

    Kudos to Borut, Danijel, Erik, Marko, Borut, Peter, and Andrej for mentoring kids and to Blaž and Jernej for helping organizing the event. I hope that enthusiasm present on Saturday will result in regular CoderDojos in the fall. You’re welcome to join the CoderDojo movement, too!

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  • jure 3:36 pm on June 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    How to keep writing when the well is dry 


    How to keep writing when the well is dry

    From my mailbox: I read your emails and your piece in the Business Record. I think a gal here at my company might have heard you speak at the NAWBO Conference last year (does this sound right?) Anyway…

    We need this to understand how you use our service - you can take it out if you like. Cheers, your Blogspire team.

    via: http://www.drewsmarketingminute.com


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  • jure 3:00 pm on May 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Originally posted on Steve Blank:

    Inc. magazine is publishing a 12-part series of excerpts from The Startup Owner’s Manual, the new step-by-step “how to” guide for startups. The excerpts, which appeared first at Inc.com, highlight the Customer Development process, best practices, tips and instructions contained in our book.  Feedback from my readers suggested you’d appreciate seeing the series posted here, as well.


    Whether your venture is a new pizza parlor or the hottest new software product, beware: These nine flawed assumptions are toxic.

    1. Assuming you know what the customer wants

    First and deadliest of all is a founder’s unwavering belief that he or she understands who the customers will be, what they need, and how to sell it to them. Any dispassionate observer would recognize that on Day One, a start-up has no customers, and unless the founder is a true domain expert, he or she can only guess about the customer, problem…

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  • jure 11:13 am on May 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply  


    Dušan, did I see this book in the office at one time or another?

    Originally posted on ReStreaming:

    First, Break All the RulesI’m not a big fan of books on management. Most of them look just like cooking books to me, which means they are useless unless your are a good cook already. Additionally, I prefer theories based on solid data and I’m generally very skeptical about preaching of “gurus” of any kind and in particular of management kind. Consequently, when Gorazd Golob lay down on my desk the book “First, Break All the Rules” I was very skeptical about it. But Gorazd insisted that I should read it and I’m still grateful to him for his insistence.

    The  book “First Break All the Rules” is based on a comprehensive research study conducted by Gallup Organization over a span of twenty-five years. In this study, Gallup Organization interviewed over 80.000 managers at 400 different organizations in order to establish what is defining trait of successful managers. After thoroughly analyzing the data they have come…

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  • jure 2:37 pm on May 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply  


    Respect Dušan. I hope one day I’ll do it too.

    Originally posted on ReStreaming:

    This is my 100th post! Thank you for bearing with me and I hope you’ve enjoyed as much as I did this journey that has started as a dogfooding experiment on January 12th of this year. I’ve tried blogging several times before, but all my past attempts at blogging died out after initial enthusiasm faded away. What made me persevere at blogging this time is that I’ve managed to find all four main ingredients of a successful blogging practice: ideology, gratification, routine, and inspiration.

    Your blog is a reflection of your personality. A desire to present yourself in the best possible light is therefore a natural reaction to the public exposure brought about by blogging. But a quest for perfection is the single biggest source of unfinished drafts. Once I overcome the ideological issue of striving for perfection, a more modest goal of good enough but regular posts become…

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  • jure 4:20 pm on May 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Originally posted on Rational Idealist:

    Last call, par Franck Vervial

    Image by Franck Vervial via Flickr

    Considering some of the best articles about entrepreneurship these days are comparing us to the forbidden parts of society…

    Why entrepreneurship is like playing Poker

    Recently, I did a talk at JFDI, a Y-combinator-quality incubator for South East Asia, where I shared how it is like to be an entrepreneur. A lot of people tend to think: Being entrepreneur is about having a $1B+ home

    run in the first try. But it’s almost never the case. The best way to describe the life would be through an analogy of playing poker.

    We need this to understand how you use our service - you can take it out if you like. Cheers, your Blogspire team.

    via: sgentrepreneurs.com

    … this reminded me of my favorite startup advice article: Everything I need to know about startups, I learned from a crime boss

    … and if we add the famous UK startups experiment: Techy-types strip for charity

    … we are getting really close to the PPP :P

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  • jure 2:52 pm on May 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Originally posted on The Daily Post:

    Ever wish you had your own personal blogging advisor? Someone who could help answer those timeless questions of how often to post and what on earth to post about? Via the Zemanta blog, I recently learned of blog coaches, which is just that. A blog coach works with bloggers, typically business owners, to help develop a strategy for their blog that most benefits their business.

    While you and I likely won’t be needing or hiring a personal blogging coach, the information available about them is really helpful. Lori Crock’s guest post on Zemanta about what she does as a blog coach raises some excellent questions for bloggers of all types:

    Coming up with Ideas - developing new ideas can be more difficult than you think. I work with clients to come up with ideas that are easy for them to write about from their immediate business and life experience, challenges, lessons learned and analysis…

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  • jure 3:14 pm on April 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Instagram value is in beeing nothing like Facebook 


    Facebook and Instagram: When Your Favorite App Sells Out — Daily Intel

    Then along comes Instagram. Instagram has as many employees as you can count on your fingers (if you have polydactyly) and does a sum total of one thing. It’s beloved and hip, two things Facebook is not, and plus the company is pure nerd candy. It uses open-source software named after a jazz musician (Django!); uses the language Python, which is as beloved as PHP is loathed; and posts about its technical exploits over on Tumblr (which, fun fact, recently announced its 20 billionth blog post — on Twitter). Instagram does everything “right,” for a value of right that matters to nerds, and it does it with one product. When it needs to add a million users in a day — as it did with the release of its application for Android — it just brings up a ton of fresh web servers and keeps on trucking. And that’s how stuff goes now, in the cloud. If you need a thousand web servers tomorrow I can get them for you, no problem.

    via: nymag.com

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