Newsletter #98 - The Problem with Bitcoin, Elon Musk's Best Advice and the Nation that Wastes 60% of Their Workweek
Find out how to build a machine learning project up, why to think twice before buying bitcoin, and what Elon Musk’s “single best piece of advice” is.
How Netguru Mastered Remote Development. Our Stories with a Fintech Leader, a Personal Robot, and a Project Management Tool
Working as remote consultants and developers for clients who might be located on the other side of the globe sounds daunting. And it is – making it work requires well-developed processes, a good company culture, and a set of tools that support communication, rather than hinder it. We’ve looked back on some of our projects and decided to share what we’ve learned. Read more
Elon Musk Shows How to Be a Great Leader With What He Calls His 'Single Best Piece of Advice'
It’s actually surprisingly unsurprising. It all boils down to always moving forward, improving on past successes (not just on failures), and not allowing yourself to settle. But how should you keep up with life’s challenges while putting so much pressure on yourself? Simple: don’t do it alone. Read more
The Only Startup Metric that Matters
There are plenty of metrics out there, so many that it might be difficult to choose just a few and focus on them. It’s easy to get too excited and measure everything but learn only little, as there’s not enough time left to actually analyse the results. So, here’s the metric that could help you stay true to your goals and vision, even if you forget everything else. Read more
AR Companies Have Grown 50% Since the End of 2017
We’ve known that VR and AR are some of the fastest growing technologies in 2018. But I’m not sure we expected a 50-percent growth spur in only half a year. The data is based on the number of AR companies active today. Read more
Bitcoin Survey Reveals Worrying Crypto Trends
Cryptocurrencies have been a worrying trend since the beginning, in a way, with many people believing cryptocurrencies never amount to more than a temporary fad. And yet, awareness is rising and more and more people procure bitcoins. Why? This is the worrying part. People are buying bitcoin because they intend to sell it at a higher price. Nothing else. Read more
Why Danes Spend 22 Hours Doing Nothing at Work Every Week
Spending 22 hours doing nothing at work? It sounds insane, I know. As worker-friendly as the Scandinavian countries seem to be, how can they afford the fact that employees spend two-thirds of their time doing nothing and working during only one third of the workday? And how can they fix it? Apparently, the answer is: by loosening up. Read more
How to Write Killer Machine Learning Apps
Machine Learning is a big game changer. More and more innovative implementations of the technology are cropping up, slowly making us forget how we used to live without them. If you have a genius idea for an ML app, it’s the time to launch it. So how do you go about building it? Read more
As a person who ends up more tired when I’m bored than when I’m swamped with work, I have to say the Denmark statistic sounds horrifying. I’d much prefer to follow Elon Musk’s advice. What about you?
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