Throwing away working code

It’s a tough call to make, but sometimes the best thing for a business to do is to throw away working code if it’s not what the business needs to be successful right now. Eric Ries wrote an insightful post back in February 2009. Lessons Learned: Throwing away working code. A business which is not …

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5 Trends That Will Change Media in ’09

One of my areas of interest is sales and delivery of mobile content. Sometimes it feels like a dead market, but my opinion was enlivened by reading an article from Steve Rosenbaum which puts a distinctly positive spin on the whole area. Steve Rosenbaum: 5 Trends That Will Change Media in ’09 Maybe there are …

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Sins of Commissions – measuring the wrong things

Joel Spolsky has written another article for Inc magazine, this time about the way that incentive schemes and commissions always end up backfiring. Worth a read, and applicable to any process, not just sales. As I pointed out in a recent post, assessing a development team on lines of code, or number of bugs or …

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Mötley Crüe Song Sells More on Xbox Than On iTunes

It seems that alternative product outlets are good news, particularly ones which involve interaction with users. As a first-hand example of this, I spent this last weekend at a games con demonstrating board games and card games by just playing them with passers-by. Once someone starts playing a gem and getting emotionally involved, they are …

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