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Adam
May 14, 2022
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Looking through the waves of uncertainty into the future

100 years ago most people knew how things that they held in their hands worked. 50 years ago some people knew how to change the oil of their cars or do simple fixes around the house. Today, no one has a clue how the iphone works. Is everything going to become virtual? What is going […]

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Adam
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How much money did Alexander Bell need to develop the telephone in today’s dollars?

The original telephone was very simple by today’s standards but it was a very complex machine for its time. None of the obvious technologies such as the microphone or speaker were figured out back then. To put that in perspective, no one knew how to send an audio signal through copper wires. Worse, there was […]

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Adam
December 31, 2021
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Should we put a cap on billionaires’ wealth: Pros and cons of having extremely wealthy individuals in the society

Power run-away problem It is not difficult to see that money, power, and influence are not mutually exclusive and one can bring the others. An extremely wealthy individual has the means to establish a media, influence the outcome of elections, or run for political office and push their own agenda as we saw in the […]

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Adam
December 10, 2021
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The struggle between being a CTO or a CEO: Introvert vs Extrovert

If you are working on your startup, chances are you are a technical founder, an engineer, a scientist, or a builder. Most builders are introverts. Of course, there are exceptions, but this is true about most. Say, you are a technical solo founder and want to raise money, hire engineers, sell, etc. You need to […]

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Adam
October 23, 2021
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When is the right time to quit your job for entrepreneurship?

We hear all these heroic stories about people who quit their jobs and build a billion-dollar company as if all you need to do is quit or drop out of school to succeed. What we don’t hear about is the thousands of people who fail to make that dream a reality. Even though there are […]

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Adam
September 25, 2021
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How to go from user interviews to building our MVP

Previously, we talked about prioritizing the features and had an introductory look into the matter. In this post, we will dive deeper and take into account the time and resources that it takes to develop a feature. After talking to users, we will have a good idea about the set of value propositions we can […]

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Adam
August 30, 2021
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The destructive power of distraction

Every day, every hour, every minute, everywhere we look, there is something that is trying to steal our attention. Ads on the walls, flashy websites, phones in our pockets, smartwatches on our wrists, they are all trying to make someone money. Never in the history of humankind have we had so much distraction in our […]

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Joe Prishna
August 24, 2021
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Customer Discovery Template

Hi all, how are you doing? My name is Joe and I’m helping IdeaCooker with its awesome mission alongside with Adam. We’re helping companies build something that people want. Whether what people want is a new product or just a simple feature that we’re adding to our existing product. We have talked about customer interview […]

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Adam
August 15, 2021
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The pains of being an innovator, an outlier

If you’re an innovator and you’ve been burnt because you constantly come up with new ideas, you’ve come to the right place. I don’t think we’re alone. We’re just a minority who likes to do things differently. We like to make a difference in the world. We like to do things the way others are […]

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Adam
August 8, 2021
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Is crowdfunding still a thing for the little guy?

Short answer? Noooo! Long answer? Meeeeh, maybe. It depends. Do yourself a huge favor and just start marketing your product online. Not convinced yet? Let me explain more: Take a look at the quality of those campaigns that make as low as tens of thousands of dollars and see if you can match them without […]

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