Human Health is a complex phenomena. Software is a human designed artifact. Digital Health has struggled because we don’t adapt our software for that complexity.

The dominant design approach for modern software is to centralize decisions in algorithms. To say the least, it is efficient. Future often looks like the…

h/t Dilbert Comics

You have to be be Agile in principle, for Agile to work for you in method.

The principle is about accelerating value for users — through fast and efficient value attempts. It is about finding the most efficient way to execute the discovery-design-create cycle in the smallest possible batch. It…

Software development is creative work.

Outside of physical and metaphorical Silicon Valley, it is regarded as build work, focused on replicating discovered value. Doing yearly budgeting cycles, gathering extensive requirements before project starts, working in big batches and delivering in infrequent releases are telltale signs of build work.

This build

A map as detailed as the territory it represents is of no use. Maps become useful when they leave details out. Jorge Luis Borges’ 146 word story, On Exactitude in Science, illustrates this beautifully. A kingdom creates a perfect map “which coincided point for point”. “Following generations”, which didn’t love…


I read an old Zen story about a man riding a horse once. The horse was galloping fast, and it appeared this man is going someplace important. Another person standing along the road asked, “where are you going?” The rider yelled back, “I don’t know. Ask the horse.”

I believe…


Marc Andreessen from a16z wrote, or rather proclaimed, in 2011: “Software is eating the world.” The proclamation was fairly prescient for the world of consumer software at least. There are very few aspects of digital consumer’s life left untouched by the magic of software. You can almost feel it: when…

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