"We start with the customer and work backwards"

A big piece of the story we tell ourselves about who we are, is that we are willing to invent. We are willing to think long-term. We start with the customer and work backwards. And, very importantly, we are willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time. -Jeff Bezos,... [Read More]

Some tips on using OpenHeatMap: A survivor's tale

I have now spent a long, long time getting acquainted with the wonderful OpenHeatMap, a delightful project by Pete Warden that easily lets you map your data sets against not only maps (as the name would apply) but also time. [Read More]

Good tools for visualizing social networks

Social NetworkAbout a week ago, I met up with a former Romanian journalist who’d done a great job mapping political, media and organized crime ties in his country, and the complex relation between the three. It was a great database, but a little hard to wrap your head around because... [Read More]