Karim Aboelela

The Business Of Tech

It seems like after the first quarter of 2020. We had discussions about strategies and the future of businesses that didn’t happen for years. That is understandable because of the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown, and the expected economic effects. Many people started to look with more focus than usual into what big companies had to present …

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In his essay, Fred Wilson wrote in AVC blog about technical innovation, business model innovation, and the last two big waves we had in the tech industry: A good example of this was moving from web apps to mobile apps, which was largely a technical innovation. While the move to mobile certainly created some new …

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First-order thinking is fast and easy. It happens when we look for something that only solves the immediate problem without considering the consequences. Second-order thinking is more deliberate. It is thinking in terms of interactions and time, understanding that despite our intentions our interventions often cause harm. Second order thinkers ask themselves the question “And …

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I enjoy reading about the history of personal computers and the internet. Especially the period of 80th and 90th. As it’s the history of the industry, there is a lot to learn from it. What kind of ideas are working and what aren’t? What makes a software product successful? What makes a software team successful? …

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“The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.” – Albert Camus The Myth of Sisyphus Albert Camus on his book The Myth of Sisyphus introduced a thought experiment. Imagine if we are watching Sisyphus pushing a massive rock to the top of the mountain over …

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https://twitter.com/mastersofscale/status/966318967970201600 I was recently listening to an interview on Masters of Scale with Ev Williams. He is the guy who co-founded Blogger, Twitter, and Medium. The episode has many interesting ideas. I will share here, briefly, some thoughts about it. As mentioned in the podcast, it all started when he read an article in Wired …

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