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Holding lightly (not tightly) onto ideas

Holding lightly (not tightly) onto ideas

Talk given at the Allan Grey Orbis Foundation Jamboree in July 2013

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Mike Jones

July 20, 2013
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  1. lightly Holding not tightly to ideas

  2. WARNING: STRONG OPINIONS

  3. Mike Jones @imsickofmaps [lover , not a hater]

  4. Jack of all trades, master of none some v1 -

    Multimedia designer [’95 - ’97] v2 - Web developer [’97 - ’00] v3 - Lead developer [’00 - ’02] v4 - Architect [’02 - ’03] v5 - Consultant [’03 - ’04] v6 - Mobile applications developer [’04 - ’05] v7 - Collaboration consultant [’05 - ’07] v8 - Sales specialist [’07 - ’10] v9 - Product marketer [’10 - ’12] v10 - Manager, architect, developer, operations, box packer, coffee maker, leaflet poster... etc. [’12 - ??]
  5. Western Cape Labs ~ [ ] Smart apps for dumb

    phones Smart sites for busy people
  6. OPEN IDEA GENERATION OPEN IDEA EXECUTION

  7. What do you FEAR?

  8. The early bird gets the ... the second mouse gets

    the WORM
  9. Worth never producing something people actually or FEARING want need

  10. Do you have empathy?

  11. IDEAS NEED AIR TO GROW TO BE HEALTHY, STRONG AND

    LONG-LIVING
  12. lightly Holding not tightly to ideas

  13. Let's just call plans what they are: guesses Jason Fried

    OPEN IDEA EXECUTION
  14. ideas service data BUILD MEASURE LEARN

  15. OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE MINDSET Building with an

  16. None
  17. software Not just not

  18. None
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  20. QUESTION: Are you willing to sign a full- disclosure agreement?

  21. Thanks. mike@westerncapelabs.com @imsickofmaps http:/ /bitly.com/bundles/imsickofmaps/1