Category Archives: Business

Heroku: The TOP5 legit use cases.

A Quick note about Heroku

Heroku is good. Like, Really good. He’s my best-virtual-friend. And if you’ve never used it, you’ve been missing on a lot. And you should start here. To sum it up in a sentence, it’s a Platform as a Service build by and for developers that makes the product lifecycle easier to handle from build to deploy & run. It supports Ruby, Java, Scala, NodeJS, Clojure, and Python. That’s super Awesome. But it comes with side effects: expensive (for production) and not highly flexible (for out of this world apps).

Here’s 5 reasons where using Heroku is a legitimate choice. Continue reading “Heroku: The TOP5 legit use cases.” »

Android is dead. Long live Android.

So you’ve heard : Andy Rubin stepped down from being SVP of Android at Google – and Sundar Pichai (SVP of Chrome/Apps) is taking over the reigns. Starting March13th 2013.

Andy will take a position within the GoogleX project (read below).

The big question is,

Why Andy Rubin stepped down ?

Since Andy Rubin founded Android Inc. in 2003, he has been the Android father figure. Even after the big Google acquisition in 2005, he was deeply involved in Android matters; from thinking the product through to making critical decisions and handpicking Android speakers and developer relations team.

I mean, it’s clear that he has been very passionate about his product/baby.

And if you’re a startupper/product guy, you know how hard it is to abandon ship. This could be due to three reasons : Continue reading “Android is dead. Long live Android.” »

Why does a Company’s culture matters ?

-So what’s your company’s culture is like ?
-What do you mean by “company culture” ?

This quote is extracted as-is from a conversation between me and a top-management guy at a well established multinational. I’m not going through the details of the conversation, but it was the first time I realised that maybe it’s about time companies change their management styles. And that is due to different reasons -I will list a few below.

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Blog vs Business success : 99% of both worlds are doomed to failure. Here’s why.

This is by far not your typical “Hello World” blog post.

In my relatively short time in this planet, I have got to run many blogs, websites, businesses, and business ventures. Some were a success, but many more were a complete failure and/or huge disaster. As each experience tend to build upon the previous one(s), I started to notice some patterns. Let’s call them, “Business Patterns”. These patterns aren’t strictly business-oriented, they can be applied to many other settings : relationships, work, product launches, …. but let’s stick to business and blogging.

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