Author: Mark Frankel

Coding for Non Coders Series

What is Coding Anyway? Coding for Non Coders. If you’re like me, you’ve been hearing alot about “coding” in the news; the importance of coding, changing our educational system to include coding, etc. I’ve been involved with several businesses over

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Positive Psychology and Valuing Meaning over Happiness

The birth of Positive Psychology is traced back to Professor Martin Seligman’s Presidential Address in the APA’s 1998 Annual Report in which he wrote: “Positive psychology should not only have as a useful side effect the prevention of serious mental

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When to be Mean to Lean

In recent times, the Lean Startup as developed by Steve Blank and Eric Reis has become the most populars startup Methodology of our time. It consists of fleshing out your idea with a Business Model Canvas; getting to product-market fit

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6 Part High School Course on Software and Startups with Notes, Graphics and Videos

Here is a 6 Part High School Course on Software and Startups with Notes, Graphics and Videos of a course we taught over the 2014-2015 school year 1) The Rise of Software and Startups 2) Business Models and Product Market

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This Food will Save Your Life/Kill You

There’s an interesting post on Quartz discussing the difficulty of getting accurate studies of the health benefits of a particular food. The post points out that while it might seem simple to get accurate nutritional studies, in fact, reliable nutritional

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Agile Development: *Videos*

———————————————————————————————————————– ———————————————————————————————————————– Get our weekly Brevedy Email: ———————————————————————————————————————– The Why of Agile Development Four ingredients to a great startup Idea – A mission oriented idea aimed at a significant market Product – A great product that customers will love Team

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The Power of Self-Esteem

Wikipedia defines self-esteem as a person’s overall emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. As a subjective self evaluation, social scientists have been arguing about the value of positive self-esteem for the past 20 years. However, if you define

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The Customer Development Model: *Videos*

Here are three short videos and text of the introductory course we recently taught on Customer Development Model. ———————————————————————————————————————– ———————————————————————————————————————– ———————————————————————————————————————– Get our weekly Brevedy Email: ———————————————————————————————————————– The Customer Development Model Product Development A vision or concept is translated into

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The Spirituality of Healthy Eating

In a previous post, we discussed the four human dimensions: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Let’s examine the fundamental human activity of eating through these dimensions. At its root, eating is fundamentally a physical activity. We need food to survive,

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Live, Love, Learn and Leave a Legacy – The Four Human Dimensions

One of the great achievements of Steven Covey was the coining of the phrase “To Live, To Love, To Learn, To Leave a Legacy”. Beyond the beautiful wording, it taught that a fulfilling life requires recognizing the existence, importance and

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