OpenCO 2013 – Why we love SF, how we work, and our world of content in 2023

OpenCo is the city’s answer to the question: “What makes San Francisco – San Francisco?” Instead of trying to explain the nuances to the culture here the founders of OpenCo decided the best way to describe it is by opening the doors to as many offices as possible within and allow people to come in…
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What a company manifesto means to me and what I would expect it to accomplish

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A Manifesto reveals the strengths and values within a company, and does so in a way that decreases the number of complex decision making hurdles for its employees in the day-to-day. The manifesto will be “the bible” (though only a page) of reasons that lead a team without a need for individual leaders to be present, and can help create the next generation…
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Efficiently Inefficient: Processes that can improve quality and quantity of life

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For our latest project at Socialize Isaac and I are going to increase the release cycle even further and go from a few releases per group per week, to a few releases per day. I find moving more efficiently and quickly over the years always takes a few non-intuitive jarring mental steps. (If they didn’t…
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There is no better quote to reference then your own, made from the source:Not the facts, just the data

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Here is another post in my series of “Not the facts, just the data”. This post came after an argument I had with someone I care about. Make no mistake that this is not a rebutle but just a perspective on data vs. facts, and arguments vs. politics. The biggest argument I stand being, from…
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Deciding on a new feature: An Insta-Test-market. (AKA: Ghetto Testing)

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I love making a decisions tree as efficnet as possible, especial around discussion that steer the business or the product within a business. Or in another words, I HATE “tough decisions.” Here is another addition to the decision tree to make life easier, it is called “Ghetto Testing” and coined by the founder of Zenga. How do you figure out if you should go with a feature…
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“Should I add x to my product line?” litmus test

For small startups it is essential to decide what not to do as much as what you decide *to* do. As new technologies come and go, ideas for change could cripple a companies productivity or ability to reach any single objective (AKA Distractions.) If your objective is to build an awesome product, and work hard at solving a problem that…
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