Matt McCormick

Are you passing up opportunities?

September 13, 2011 ·0

The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work. The year was 1995. I was 14 years old and recently purchased a screaming fast 14.4 Kbps modem and signed up with a local ISP to finally get graphical Internet. This was the Internet with pictures! Ah, how I remember the days […]

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Do you program 4th dimensionally?

September 2, 2011 ·0

I’ve worked on a few different types of applications at this point in my career and one sure sign of poor programming I’ve noticed is the inability to program 4th dimensionally. You notice this when the application may be working but implementing features begins to take longer and longer. The performance starts to become an […]

Categories: Business, programming, software

Never Compromise Quality

April 27, 2010 ·1

In programming people sometimes feel they have to sacrifice quality in order to get a product out the door on time. Never do this. You are hurting the customer, the company and yourself if you do. This American Life had a very interesting program on the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc (NUMMI) plant in Freemont, […]

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You Don’t Want Money

April 15, 2010 ·2

The other day, a young kid on the bus struck up a conversation with me. During the conversation, he said he wanted to make a lot of money because he doesn’t get enough respect from his peers. He thought if he could become rich enough, he could earn that respect. Thinking about this conversation later, […]

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Sneaky Pricing

December 17, 2009 ·0

Pricing is one of the hardest things to get right for your business. I heard a story the other day of a business that implemented random pricing to pick the right one. On their pricing page, they had the system choose at random from a pre-determined list of prices. These price points ranged from $5 […]

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You, Inc.

December 14, 2009 ·0

Are you an employee who dreams of starting your own business? You have an idea that excites you when thinking about it. You visualise the finished product coming to life. You imagine all the money rolling in from sales. That is great but it could be months or years down the road. Do you really […]

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