01 Mar 2013, 08:10
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Eewei Chen (5 posts)

In my book list 101 Ingredients that help solve current technology problems. I am keen to here about problems I have not covered yet that you all feel should be considered in this book or my next one.

03 Sep 2013, 01:16
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Eewei Chen (5 posts)

Here are some excerpts of from my book to give you an idea of what you will find when you buy a copy.

http://media.pragprog.com/titles/ec101di/intro.pdf
http://media.pragprog.com/titles/ec101di/evolution.pdf
http://media.pragprog.com/titles/ec101di/timing.pdf
http://media.pragprog.com/titles/ec101di/crowd.pdf

The list of ingredients is as follows:

Recipes For Success

  • A Recipe For Effective Leadership
  • A Recipe For Awesome Employees
  • A Recipe For Social Relevance
  • A Recipe For Keeping It Lean
  • A Recipe For Being Indispensable
  • A Recipe For Evolution
  • A Recipe For Constant Innovation

Ingredients To Get You Started

  • Identify the Root Cause
  • Give Them What They Really Want
  • Know Why You Do It
  • Find the Sweet Spot
  • Join The Dots
  • Know What Competitors Are Up To
  • Start With The End
  • Garbage In, Garbage Out
  • Improving Vs Differentiating
  • Make It A Call To Adventure
  • Build An A-Team
  • Clarify Roles and Responsibilities
  • Pitch The Problem
  • Time It Right excerpt
  • Test Your Biggest Hypothesis First

Ingredients To Keep You Going

  • Know What Will Help You Succeed
  • Put It Into Context
  • Be A Catalyst
  • Perform As A Team
  • Train Them Right
  • Make It Easy
  • Prioritise Ideas
  • Slice It Thinly
  • Find The Shortest Route
  • Timebox It
  • Keep It Simple
  • 80/20 Rule
  • Constrain Yourself
  • Be Really Good at One Thing
  • Be Unfashionable
  • Fail Fast, Fail Often
  • Find the Gaps
  • Get Used To Conflict
  • Look For Commonalities
  • Don’t Just Improve The Obvious
  • Align With Expectations
  • Attract What You Want
  • Don’t Ask What They Want
  • Lead By Example
  • Frame It
  • Fix the Little Things
  • Reduce Options
  • Make It Obvious
  • Take A Walk
  • Celebrate Success

Ingredients To Help You Cross The Finish Line

  • Make It Personal
  • Stop Making It Up
  • Surprise Them
  • Know What You Control
  • Check The Data
  • Adapt Quickly
  • Find Allies
  • Keep People Informed
  • Don’t Show Up
  • Don’t Think Too Much
  • Make It Interesting
  • Make It Accessible
  • Tell A Good Story
  • Reward Them
  • Fly Under The Radar
  • Have An Opinion
  • Be Good
  • Cut Through The Bull
  • Make It Emotional
  • Build Up Enough Momentum
  • Create A Tipping Point

Ingredients To Get More Of What You Want

  • Crowd Source It excerpt
  • Don’t Do It All
  • Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish
  • Challenge And Disrupt
  • Increase Happiness
  • Get Them Addicted
02 Jun 2014, 12:15
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Eewei Chen (5 posts)

Ingredient 2: “Understand Customer Needs”

Internet of Things crisis? Privacy issues could be barrier to smart-device take-up

The Internet of Things will see Billions of devices connected up that monitor and enhance our modes of living. Privacy is a big issue that will grow even bigger as our lives become more accessible, more of the time. If companies don’t begin to understand what concerns people the most and aim to reassure them, it really won’t matter how amazing an application or device is when people decide not to trust you with their privacy and data.

This ingredient from the book will help you understand, identify and work with your audience to create solutions that not only matter but make your customers feel at ease.

Let me know what you all think of the ingredient…

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