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What Your Company is Doing Wrong on Social Media, As Written by a Millennial

What Your Company is Doing Wrong on Social Media, As Written by a Millennial

Like many others in their early twenties, I spend a lot of time on social media. Everything I need is there, right? A lot of it is. I can find nearly any brand, company, information, person, tip, recipe, or pair of shoes I want. If I am considering a new restaurant, I find myself scrolling […]

Does Anyone Actually Care About Your Product?

Does Anyone Actually Care About Your Product?

I can’t even count how many times I’ve had the conversation with someone about their idea and in almost every conversation I get asked: “So what do you think”.   I used to struggle with the North Dakota nice vs what I really felt. One day I was talking with my wife about some sales […]

Overcoming “North Dakota Nice” on The Quest for Quality Feedback

Overcoming “North Dakota Nice” on The Quest for Quality Feedback

“Midwest Nice” is a very real thing. Midwesterners truly care about the people in their communities, whether we know them or not. We’ll hold the door open for most anybody and wave to strangers as they boat past us on the lakes. But we also have a really hard time saying no and are pretty […]

What the Heck is Minimum Viable Product (MVP)?

What the Heck is Minimum Viable Product (MVP)?

If you’re a businessperson, an entrepreneur, or someone with a whole lot of cool ideas, you’ve probably heard the term “MVP”. If not, you’re in for a treat. These three little letters carry a lot of power. So, MVP. What the heck is that? In short, a minimum viable product, or MVP, is a very […]

Restful Rails API, Just Add Water

Restful Rails API, Just Add Water

I make a habit out of hunting for fun new web applications and services across the interwebs. These applications can be very different but one thing that does not change is the need for them to have a decent API. When I find a service that has a nonexistent, a poorly documented, or an inconsistent […]