Author: jerrynihen

The Pains of Developing an MVP and How to Overcome Them

The fabled MVP has become the new sexy word to throw around when it’s time to develop a new application, company, or product. MVP (or minimum viable product) is meant to achieve a concept called Product Market Fit as quickly as possible. The MVP allows for small improvements based on real feedback—as opposed to  the […]

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Why Software Projects Make People Pull Their Hair Out

There was a study done in 1995 (22 years ago as of this writing) that concluded: Only 16% of software projects were successful 54% were challenged (cost overruns, budget overruns, or deficiencies) 31% were outright cancelled The average project runs 222% late, 189% over budget, and delivers only 61% of the specified functions. Failure has […]

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The Jay Nine, Inc Software Development Process

Introduction We’re working on continuously improving our process of project management and development. The below outlines the high level overview of the processes we use to develop and build web applications and custom business software. The Core Fundamentals: Find out exactly what the [user, client, or person who is benefiting the most from this system] […]

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My Favorite Books from 2016

I read an average of one book a week this year, far short of my goal of reading 100 books this year. My goal for 2017 is taking a page from Warren Buffett’s book (ha, pun alert) and striving to read “500 pages a day.” Below I’ve listed the 5 best books I read this […]

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How Personal is Too Personal With Branding?

One of the hot topics of personal branding is the question of how much of your personal life should you include in your content and interactions with people? Do people really care about what you ate for lunch? Does it build rapport like you’ve been told—or is it just another form of useless self-indulgence? Should […]

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How to Deal with Internet Trolls and Personal Attacks on Your Brand

The internet is a dark and scary place sometimes. With an unfiltered and “anonymous feel,” it can become very easy for people to humiliate and degrade strangers, their writings, and their personalities. This can be in forms of nasty comments on your article, harassment to you, or shameless self-promotion across your network (including poaching your […]

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Stand Out in the Crowd: How to Identify a USP and Own Your Brand

A USP (Unique Selling Point or Unique Selling Proposition) is essentially what you do better and/or differently than everyone else. While this can be interchangeable with a slogan, generally a company or personal slogan is an offshoot of your full USP. When the company that is now known as FedEx came out, they knew they’d […]

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The Basics of Building a Personal Brand

What better way to start my personal blog, than to talk about personal branding? Although Jay Nine Inc. mainly does consultations for service and web based businesses, we are also contracted to help professionals and job seekers build their personal brand. This could be someone looking to make a company change, or an executive/key member […]

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