Saeed Gatson

Software Developer

Category: Learning (page 1 of 3)

Building A Side Project Meat Grinder

If you’re anything like me you have a lot of ideas. So much so that it can be hard to figure out what to execute on next. That’s when you need an idea meat grinder.
 
You use an idea meat grinder to find good ideas by filtering out all your bad ones. Take every idea and ask yourself some predefined questions about the concept. If the idea fails one question it’s filtered out and you should move on to the next one. The end resolute should be a nice pile of ideas to start executing on.

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My reading year, 2016

10 books I loved this year, in no particular order:

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Three ideas worth sharing

I’ve been perusing the internet looking for an idea that I could steal. Something worth sharing with you here today on my blog. Something I could remix into my own thing.

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Talent stacking benefits

How does a model gain over 10,000 followers per day? If someone said she stacked a few talents together would you believe them.

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The meat grinder approach for startup ideas

I first heard of the meat grinder approach for finding startup ideas in a post by Tyler Tringas.

Tyler doesn’t try to find good business ideas. He uses the meat grinder approach to filter out all the bad ideas he has.

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What Software Developers Can Learn From Naruto Uzumaki

I believe that you can learn from everyone even if they’re a fictional character. If you have no idea who Naruto is then you’re definitely in for a treat.

This is another post in a series that I’m writing on what software developer can learn for the lives of others. I’ll cover a mix of both fictional and real life mentors. I wanted to do this more after seeing the reaction from another post on Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Today we’ll cover the character Naruto Uzumaki.

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A line of dripping paint

Have you heard the idea that we should learn with the goal of being t-shaped?

There’s a metaphor I think aligns better with how I want to live life. I’m striving to be a line of dripping paint.

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