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I’m building a text-based UX prototyping tool — am I nuts?

I’m building a text-based UX prototyping tool — am I nuts?

2020-04-14Having been fed up with UX tools not being fast enough, I decided to build Wrux (wrux.it). Read more

What if the iPhone 8 isn’t a phone?

What if the iPhone 8 isn’t a phone?

2017-08-03What if the iPhone 8 isn’t a phone at all? What if all the leaks (more than usual?) are just to distract reporters from the real innovation — an AR/VR headset to replace smartphones altogether? I had a lunch conversation with Nevyn Bengtsson the other day, and he lauded Apple’s strategy in releasing ARKit (Apple’s framework for […] Read more

When will we see AI’s as part of startup founder teams?

When will we see AI’s as part of startup founder teams?

2017-05-13It might sound like science-fiction, but it makes sense. AI’s are becoming increasingly powerful, but creativity is not their strongest suite. But they’re great at performing tasks such as organizing, counting KPI’s, and doing administrative tasks. Tasks which creative entrepreneurs are less adept for. Paired with a creative entrepreneur, they could form a strong team. […] Read more

The Code-Free Revolution

The Code-Free Revolution

2016-06-19There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it? Building apps without coding has been a long time joke among my more technical friends. The very idea is belittled, ridiculed, dismissed. I blame Dreamweaver. Adobe’s early attempt at a WYSIWYG web creation tool backfired, it’s bloated output created a distrust in visual programming tools that still […] Read more

Gmail address hacks

Gmail address hacks

2016-05-06Three useful tips for Gmail: If you can guess someone’s email address, you can verify it by typing it into Gmail. If the popover box appears with the person’s name (even better: their photo), the address is verified. Gmail apparently ignores dots in @gmail.com addresses, so john.doe@gmail.com is the same account as johndoe@gmail.com. You can […] Read more

How Slack destroyed my company’s communication — and how to fix it

How Slack destroyed my company’s communication — and how to fix it

2015-09-27So we got Slack, and boy it’s such an approachable product, so informal and inviting. Just write what you’re thinking, or drop an image into the conversation. But… Read more

The End of Walking

The End of Walking

2015-08-18I predict that walking will become a lifestyle, not a necessity. Read more

Fuck Inbox Zero

Fuck Inbox Zero

2015-07-29It’s time to rethink email. “Inbox Zero” is not working. Archiving/tagging/deleting that last email gives you a warm fuzzy feeling of accomplishment, but it won’t last long, and you know it. In an hour, you’ll have new messages to process. It becomes a game, then a chore, then a daily stress point. It’s a Sisyphus’ […] Read more

How to unlock writer’s block: the three phases of writing

How to unlock writer’s block: the three phases of writing

2015-07-16I hate writing. It doesn’t come naturally to me, I have to force myself to write anything longer than five words. You might have read something I’ve previously written and be surprised by me saying this but it’s true; I really dislike writing. So, I’ll try to fix this. I’m reading a few books (see […] Read more

FPV racing is the future of motor sports

FPV racing is the future of motor sports

2015-07-15I believe FPV racing to be the future of motor sports. Possibly the future of all sports. It combines human control with super-human abilities, and blends video games with real-world racing. FPV (“First Person View”) racing is remote-controlled drones (souped-up quadcopters, normally) controlled with an RC controller and a headset linked to a camera on […] Read more

Zooming out: the world as an anthill

Zooming out: the world as an anthill

2015-03-06I have a mind trick I sometimes use: I “zoom out” until I see the entire planet in front of me. People become ants, cities turn into anthills. I do this to protect myself when I hear about human tragedies, such as catastrophes that have claimed many lives, or when I hear about children starving […] Read more

How to become a top expert in any field

How to become a top expert in any field

2015-01-09How to become a top “expert” in any field (adapted from “The 4-Hour Work Week”): Join 2-3 related trade organisations with-official sounding names. Read the top 3 books in your selected topic, and summarise each on one page. Give a free seminar at the closest well-known university. Then do the same at the closest, largest, […] Read more

Information and mass

Information and mass

2014-12-06We’re now on the brink of a physical revolution, powered by the digital revolution. 3D printers, robotized logistics and connected devices are parts of this trend. When will begin to talk about the bandwidth of physical things? By that I mean physical distribution speed in “grams per second”, similar to the computational “bits per second”? This […] Read more

Send email, not newsletters

Send email, not newsletters

2013-11-22Do you have that mental filter on when you open an email newsletter? The one that makes you just quickly sift through the message, or even send it straight to the trash bin without even reading it? I know I do, and recently I started moving away from elaborate newsletter templates and instead using an […] Read more

Delegate, Automate, Eliminate

Delegate, Automate, Eliminate

2013-07-09Delegate, Automate, Eliminate (version 3: elimination should happen first) Read more

Mega Trends in Technology

Mega Trends in Technology

2012-02-11Here are some larger trends in technology that I think are happening. They could be useful when thinking of new products or companies to invent. Read more

Alternative Presentation Styles

Alternative Presentation Styles

2010-11-30Tired of doing the same old PowerPoints? Try one of these methods! Pecha Kucha: 20 slides x 20 seconds http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecha_Kucha http://www.pecha-kucha.org Lessig Method: short words or pictures, many slides, rapid tempo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Lessig#Lessig_Method Takahashi method: only text, 1-2 words/slide, large letters, many slides, rapid tempo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takahashi_method Also, the amazing “zoom-and-rotate” presentation tool Prezi is worth checking […] Read more

Staying Super-Organized with Gmail and iPhone

Staying Super-Organized with Gmail and iPhone

2010-04-10I’m a big fan of the “Getting Things Done” method, and also a Gmail and iPhone power-user. Here are some of my tricks for staying on top of things: 1. Empty Inbox. I open an email, quickly judge if it requires any action from my side. If I can do it quickly, I do it […] Read more

The Greatest Game

The Greatest Game

2007-04-28I already know what The Greatest Game will look like. It will be a perfect simulation of the real world, but where I am allowed to do whatever I like. Public nudity? No problem. Perform crazy parkour stunts without risk of bodily harm? Sure thing. Total freedom – without annoying restraints such as social pressure […] Read more

Communication is converging towards telepathy

Communication is converging towards telepathy

2007-03-26I’d like to make two trend observations: 1) Communication is converging towards telepathy Phones are becoming increasingly smaller: today ultrasmall bluetooth headsets, tomorrow ear implants? IM clients let us always know what are friends are up to. Where is this leading? I would say a state close to telepathy. 2) Time is becoming less important […] Read more