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It’s a story everyone writes at least once. You start a new job full of vim and vigor, but your zeal goes from all-consuming to merely comfortable. The job isn’t terrible, it isn’t great, it’s just…routine. But then routine melts into boredom, disinterest and distraction. You start to procrastinate, surf the ‘Net and take long […]

You may have heard of the book The Tipping Point,written by Malcolm Gladwell. It has been recommended as one of the 10 most important business books of the 1990s, and the author is a Canadian to boot. His premise for the book is this; at some point, certain businesses or trends take off. Think Google, […]

Now, more than ever, we need a different way of thinking, a useful way to focus and the energy to turn the game around. Seth Godin recently released a free ebook that explores this idea, by compiling the ideas and thoughts of over seventy big thinkers, each sharing a word/idea for you to think about.

Tom Peters guarantees that you won’t read a more important book this year – or any other year. The Talent Code, by Daniel Coyle is a masterpiece that will inspire anyone who’s interested in human performance. It’s a fascinating look at the intangibles that separate the great ones from the rest.

Product Camp Toronto returns


July 30th, 2009 | | Posted by:

The sequel to last year’s very successful event is looking for people to get involved.

Craig looks at why four features in the beta release of Apple’s Safari Web Browser portend good things for web development on the whole.

Craig argues that web apps are moving toward being “interactive documents”, which put the content first and the controls second. On the desktop, the apps were first and the content was second. “If all we’re doing is porting”, he argues “then we’re pulling the bad forward along with the good”.

Investment


February 20th, 2009 | | Posted by:

Devshop is attracting interest from US-based VC firms, says founder and CEO Craig Fitzpatrick. But what he’s looking right now is another angel financing round.

(VIDEO) Devshop V2 Released!


August 13th, 2008 | | Posted by:

Devshop is a hosted project management application specifically designed for planning software projects. Not planning weddings, or building roads – just software. And now it’s even better.

Can ‘good’ design be measured empirically? Craig Fitzpatrick thinks so, and distills some rules for interface design based on a real-world show-and-tell