Destiny is for Losers

Gossip Girl FTW…?

I’m not sure what you believe about “destiny” but I have found it to be quite useless when it comes to building pretty much anything, which includes products and startups.

The future will be exactly what we build for it so it’s time to get moving. If you’re standing still then you’ll inherit someone else’s reality; most of us will do just that without even knowing the wiser.

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Goodbye Aperture, iPhoto…

Rest in peace Aperture and iPhoto – you were two great apps that made a lot of people very, very happy:

With the introduction of the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library, enabling you to safely store all of your photos in iCloud and access them from anywhere, there will be no new development of Aperture,” said Apple in a statement provided to The Loop. “When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS X.

And iPhoto will be replaced by the new Photos App that’ll be released in conjunction.

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Inbox Zero

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I achieve the so-called “Inbox Zero” about 10,000 times every single day. It is one of the few places that I keep absolutely pristine and it’s how I manage much of my life (seriously, no hyperbole here).

It’s how I order my day, how I schedule meetings, how I create “action plans,” how I create reminders and to-dos as well as a repository for interesting quips, blog post ideas (if I’m not dropping them immediately into Desk PM), and random links to articles that I find interesting.

It is, quite literally, my “one-stop shop” for everything digital.

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Training Your Replacement

One of the beautiful things about working with very entrepreneurial individuals is that the ground in which to plant and invest in future leadership is already fertile.

Make no mistake, it’s still not an easy thing to do! The challenge is a different kind of training and one that requires a lot of introspection on behalf of both the team as a whole and each individual.

This is especially true when you work with people who have already shown great leadership and who are naturally hungry to take on new and exciting challenges.

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