New Year’s Resolutions 2020: Focusing on the right habits

Posted on January 6, 2020

For eight years I’ve been setting public goals for myself. With more or less success I’ve also been evaluating the outcomes without exception. From these reviews come the feedback I crave to keep improving and tweaking to adapt myself. From last year’s review, one of the main conclusions was that I need some more focus and planning. I’m satisfied because I achieved a fair amount of goals, but I missed many of the optional or less relevant ones. So, thisRead More

2019 resolutions revised

Posted on January 4, 2020

This blog entered a new phase during 2019. I started writing in English and the first post was the new year’s resolutions. Like I did with the previous years, now it’s time to review the goals I set up for myself and evaluate them. I should say that on one side I’m happy because I achieved most of the main goals; however, I did add quite a lot of “side quests” that I miserably failed at. But from failures oneRead More

Countries are monopolies

Posted on December 22, 2019

Monopoly: the exclusive possession or control of the supply of or trade in a commodity or service. Until recently you were trapped in the country you were born. However, things have changed. Now it is much easier to change countries, move assets, and even secede. Society is becoming more fluid. Borders too. Hopefully, the states will soon realize that coercion does not make things better. But right now, only few citizens realize and are able to stand up and leave.Read More

Brand positioning

Posted on October 16, 2019

Continuing on the brand building on the previous post-link. This time we have one incredible link about brand positioning. Brand positioning is about the space a brand occupies in the minds of people and the differences from its competitors. Link:

How to build a brand

Posted on October 13, 2019

This is probably the best and most complete text I’ve seen on “Brand building“. the guide goes over all the different steps to conceptualize and shape the brand values and value proposition. It is a long read but worth it. Link:

Stop thinking short term, and start thinking for extra-long term

Posted on September 23, 2019

The lesson I drew from that is you should try to take the set of actions that are likely to prolong civilization, minimize the probability of a dark age and reduce the length of a dark age if there is one. -Musk

AI competitions don’t produce useful models

Posted on September 21, 2019

Awesome post totally recommended: AI competitions don’t produce useful models TLTR; From the upper average top performing models the one that has the best accuracy is not necessarily the best one. The blog post argues that the test set is not big enough to differentiate among the best models so in most of the cases what we find is which model actually better overfitted everything.

Competing together, not against each other

Posted on August 30, 2019

In many instances people think they should sink the other ships to win the race but that -as it turns out- this is not true. They think in this way because they are thinking about a zero-sum game. However, that is not always the case, there are many environments where you can benefit more from collaboration than competition. There is the case when the technologies are mature enough that standardisation works for the competitors. Competitors will work together to createRead More

How to estimate a market size using facebook?

Posted on August 22, 2019

It always fascinated me how could estimate the market size. Many times, you have this wonderful idea but it turns out that no-one was asking for it. So here I’m going to explain how to estimate the market size using available resources in a very “rule of thumb way”. So, the reason why I’m using Facebook in this case is because, like it or not everyone is there, and the big brother knows everything about us. Where we live, age,Read More

Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining

Posted on August 14, 2019

“Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining” – Theodore Roosevelt Roosevelt seemed to be a very interesting persona. With many wonderful quotes and speeches like the man in the arena, April 1910. This speech I would say is the long version from today’s quote. Complaining about things does not help. We already live in a highly reactive world. Making this world better is not about someone else’s responsibility, it’s everyone’s. So, if you’re not improving it,Read More