2016: Q1 Review & Retrospective

A little late, but just wanted to share some of the highlights of the first quarter of the year. As a I shared in my previous post, I’m trying out Google’s Objective and Key Results framework for effective goal setting. — Q1 Review Overall Score: 0.76 0.63: Achieve a Health BMI 0.69: Build Clarity of Mind 1.00: Adventure 0.90: Fortify…

2016: Resolution

Now that I’ve concluded my 2015: in Review, I’d like to to start the year sharing my plans and goals for 2016 with you. This year, I’m taking on a new approach to goal setting. Instead of making a laundry list of annual tasks, I’ll be using the OKR method used by Google, Intel and other…

2015: Year in Review

It’s that time of the year where we get the opportunity to take a step back, reflect and be thankful for the year we’ve had. 2015 has been a challenging and rewarding year; and it’s my pleasure to share it with you. — 2015 Resolution – In Review:     Score: 0.71 Well Done! Pretty good score for a…

Startup Lessons: From Silo to Service

The Problem Until recently, Ubiqua operated in a traditional organizational structure. The type with functional departments and department leaders. After the team grew from 5 to 10, it became more and more difficult to operate in these functional silos. Essentially, each individual ran his own independent operation. We all had our own to-do lists, our…

Startup Lessons: How to Build a Company

One of the reasons I joined Ubiqua was the incredible opportunity to learn; mainly, how to build a company. By joining Ubiqua at such an early time, I’d be able to experience this first hand. Here’s a brief on a couple of the things I’ve learned so far. Q: What I am looking to learn…

Startup Lessons: Managing Market, Vision and Scope

Here’s the situation. Your team’s busy working on X, executing on the ‘roadmap’, but the pressure to grow gets heavy. Engineers are busy trying to ship the next feature. Product is managing the roadmap. And then comes the hard part. A big client has a request. It doesn’t match your product vision; at least in…