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Aug 12, 2019 22:37:05

Tool

by @seunoyebode PATRON | 257 words | 45πŸ”₯ | 307πŸ’Œ

Seun Oyebode

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The possibilities technology bring make us all see it in various ways. But I think one vital realisation anyone involved in Tech must accept sooner or later is that Tech is a tool.

This is easy to miss because engaging with technology in whatever form is exciting. It is fun. One can get carried away easily. Seeing technology as a tool helped me decide against jumping on the coolest programming language around and stick with one to get very good at it. This is turning out to be a wise a decision.

Evan Williams, the founder of Medium, shares the same sentiment. He has found repeated success with internet and/or technology companies - he founded Blogger, Medium and was an early investor making him a co-founder and former CEO. Ev has this to say...

"We often think of the internet enables you to do new things,"
"But people just want to do the same things they’ve always done."
β€œThe internet makes human desires more easily attainable. In other words, it offers convenience,”
"Here’s the formula if you want to build a billion-dollar internet company," he said. "Take a human desire, preferably one that has been around for a really long time...Identify that desire and use modern technology to take out steps."
His recent example is Uber. "How old is the desire of getting from here to there?"  "How hard was it really to do? They took out some steps in that process...They formed a connection between you and the driver."

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    @seunoyebode I miss your public posts

    Abe avatar Abe | Aug 15, 2019 10:49:12
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      @abrahamKim 😊. I'm back.

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Aug 15, 2019 13:11:32
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    @seunoyebode i love this thinking from first principles...that every successful product out there serves a deep human need - pain, pleasure, status, play...

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Aug 13, 2019 20:53:42
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    @seunoyebode

    Great arrangement of quotes. Your sentiment followed by those quotes in that order paints a valuable picture.

    LARAVEL FOREVER

    Abe avatar Abe | Aug 12, 2019 23:39:31
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      @abrahamKim LARAVEL FOREVER!!!!

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Aug 12, 2019 23:03:30
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      @seunoyebode

      200 WORDS FOREVER

      @basilesamel

      Abe avatar Abe | Aug 13, 2019 00:04:40
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      @seunoyebode @abrahamKim lol didn't know so much of Laravel Fan here.
      LARAVEL FOREVER!

      Knight avatar Knight | Aug 13, 2019 07:09:20
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      @seunoyebode @knight
      One day maybe us 3 will build a SASS with high MRR and then we can really shout LARAVEL FOREVER from the top of our roofs

      Abe avatar Abe | Aug 13, 2019 01:40:22
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