If you’re a casual gamer on phone or tablet (and 46% of you are, according to Forrester), you’ve likely got a few free-to-play (F2P) games kicking around. You may have even spent a buck or two on in-app purchases for the games that you really enjoy. (It’s ok. There’s no shame in needing the Mighty Eagle to get through Angry Birds.)
I decided recently to polish up my coding skills and get serious about learning Ruby. After several online tutorials, I was ready to dig in deeper and buy a book. I researched, read reviews and chose Programming Ruby from The Pragmatic Programmers, not just for the positive reviews, but for their innovative view of ebooks.
We don’t need no stinkin’ targets.
We all have a natural bias in favor of the things we send out into the world. When those things are products we make and sell to customers, we necessarily believe they’re the greatest. If not, how else could we persist and prevail when the going gets tough?
In the course of my work, I’m often asked “So, who do you know?” The question is intended to get at the number and rank of people I know inside a given company. It assumes that building partnerships and closing deals is first and foremoest a matter of having the right connections.