We love grand ideas. As engineers in particular, we like the idea of building something big that solves an idea we’ve had. We love sweating the details, we love refining architecture, we love building the right tools for the job.
I used to have this beautiful dream that I’d some day open my own coffee shop.
Just recently I told you to disregard new and technology unknown to you when you’re building a product and a business from scratch. This is quite important, as in the uncertain beginnings of a new product, it’s better to be safe than sorry when choosing technology, as long as its future is uncertain. Whether we like it or not, most products’ and businesses’ futures are, especially when they’re just starting out.
Our working days (even our spare time and holidays) are filled with distractions. Every social network that we used is fighting for our attention. Plus, emails are always waiting to be replied to, archived or deleted. Push notifications are constantly reminding us to reply to a friend, that one