10 work skills for the postnormal era – Work Futures World Economic Forum’s skills list is way out of date. We need new ways to think about — and talk about — this rapidly changing world. Deep generalists can ferret out the connections that build the complexity into complex systems, and grasp their interplay. In postnormal times creativity may paradoxically become normal: an everyone, everyday, everywhere, process.

How to Save Money and Reduce Risk Developing a New Electronic Hardware Product Bringing a new electronic product to market is generally difficult, risky, and expensive. To succeed, and make it to eventual profitability, you need to focus your early efforts on minimizing risk and cost. This article gives tips if you plan to go to hardware business.  Here is another related article worth to read: Let’s

These are the most in-demand programming languages | World Economic Forum “Software is eating the world,” venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared. Someone has to write that software. Why not you? There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.

7 myths about open sourcing your company’s software | Many companies benefit from open source, and countless companies have opted to open source components of their infrastructure (or even their bread and butter) in an effort to give back. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about what happens when you open up your business’ code and workflows to the public.

Tips for overcoming your team’s impostor syndrome |

Tips for overcoming your team’s impostor syndrome Want to overcome your team’s feelings of inadequacy? Start by making different language choices.   “Are we the right people to be doing this?” someone said. That sentence hit me hard. It expressed the feeling that we shouldn’t be in the position we’re in. It expressed a

An engineer’s guide to picking a startup | TechCrunch Complexity is your enemy Most great companies are built on solving a big problem with an (after the fact) obvious new viewpoint. Market is your friend When a great team meets a lousy market, market wins. When a lousy team meets a great market, market wins. When a great team meets a great market, something special

Invasion of the Hardware Snatchers: Cloned Electronics Pollute the Market – IEEE Spectrum Unlike counterfeit electronics of the past, modern clones are very sophisticated.  The counterfeiters make their own components, boards, and systems from scratch and then package them into superficially similar products. The clones may be less reliable than the genuine product, having never undergone rigorous testing. But they may also host unwanted or even malicious software, firmware,

Juicero may be the absurd avatar of Silicon Valley hubris, but boy is it well-engineered | TechCrunch Ben Einstein, general partner at Bolt, served up this excellent teardown of the Juicero on the company blog. If you were wondering how a juice press could possibly cost $400… well, this is how.

Analyzing the spectrum of corporate innovation from R&D to VC | TechCrunch Research and development has been an innovation lifeblood of our economy for nearly 50 years. Innovation is a hot topic, and it can be confusing. With terms like incubator, accelerator and corporate venturing frequently mentioned, but rarely defined, the menu of innovation options can be overwhelming. This article gives overview to those options.