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Brains and Faces – Decoupling Systems for Growth

In a previous post I talked about API-first Platforms, this is a continuation… Use your Brain After a company has found Product Marker Fit the Research and Development teams (Product, Design, Engineering) need to focus on the growth and scale phase. One of the key aspects to make this next iteration succesful is to make […]

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Scaling is Hard

Growing a business is a great signal to our employees, investors and other customers. It denotes traction, market approval and promise of future revenue. The main issue is that growing is not the same as scaling a business. It’s not the same for a pop and mom shop to sell a 100 donuts a day […]

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Food

Removing Opacity to improve Connection

In 2020, while everyone was dealing with the pandemic, I was dealing with other set of challenges. One person close to me was diagnosed with a disease that required a change in their eating habits. A life or death situation like the one of millions of people in the world that suffer from life-threatening food […]

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Coding Front End

Stop building web apps that should be done by specs

Why are we still, on 2021, building login/register/forgot my password pages? Most of the web based applications are just glorified API endpoints that are encapsulated in a GUI to provide a better User Experience. But there is no solution to auto-generate this pages and interactions for me, in a customizable way. I don’t want the […]

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FooBar Front End

A Platform must be API-first

In our current day an age, after a company has an MVP and product market fit, it needs to evolve from being Single Product Oriented to Platform Oriented. This transition has to include the realization that the business functionality baked into the current offering is now something that can use software engineering to scale faster. […]

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De entre el estiércol

(Escrito en el 2016) Desde hace algunas semanas que soy padre. Soy del tipo de padre que poco se ve ahora, ese que se hace cargo de sus hijos. Y esto me compromete a querer hacer lo mejor posible por ella.  Cuando hable de “lo mejor posible” me refiero a poder hacer que el mundo […]

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Career Growth Compendium

List of things I do to keep growing in my career (this is a personal list, take it with a grain of salt). I’ll keep adding items to the list as I find them util. Listen More Every time I join a new team, I try my best to listen more. Be the last to […]

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FooBar Food

An “event based” food and ag environment

Everything humans do can be reduced to a stream of events that produce a continuous outcome. Cause and effect. I believe that many of the current farm management systems and most of the logistic software solutions are based on state management instead of event management. This is why I think events are more important than […]

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Food

Food Federalization

or Why we need more local proudness. Food is central in building civilizations. Grains and staple crops have been crucial in the development and growth of ancient empires and entire modern nations. The United States wouldn’t be number one without the #2 Yellow Corn and soybeans. But a time for a new civilization seems to […]

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Food

Farming, Food and Data

How are farmers keeping track of their data? Is that data secure and independent? Are they blocked and hostage of a certain provider? I believe that the next revolution in farming is going to be based on a distributed network of local, sustainable and responsible food hubs. But to get to this reality there are […]