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Hi. I'm Ryan Jenkins. I'm a husband, father, mormon, product manager, tech geek, and hamburger lover.

Dec 02

Black Friday is Doomed

When you were a kid, had you ever heard of Black Friday? Somehow, Black Friday has become a cultural phenomenon of recent years (in the United States, I can’t speak for other geographies). It’s a bit disappointing to see such emphasis put on shopping rather than spending time with family, or other wholesome activities.  I’m […]

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Sep 24

Whatever Happened to Open Source?

Open Source used to be a thing. A huge thing. Wikipedia. WordPress. Linux. Firefox. etc. I’m not suggesting that it’s run its course, but it just doesn’t seem to have the momentum it once did. Tell a developer that you want to use WordPress to build your website, and he just might roll his eyes. […]

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Sep 20

Pushing Google+

Is there any question that Google wants you to visit Google+? Take a look at how many links lead to G+ in their new navigation design.

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Jun 05

Bitcoins and Glasses and Drones (Oh my!)

Nearly two years ago, Marc Andreessen famously stated that “software is eating the world”. At the time, I excitedly agreed. Software companies were all the rage in Silicon Valley. In fact, I still agree with the premise. I love my mobile apps as much as the next person. Software is indeed changing entire industries. But […]

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May 20

Yahoo

Would everyone please pipe down about the Tumblr acquisition? Do you really think Yahoo! will just show up and start changing everything? Have you ever spent a massive amount of money on something really nice and popular with the intent to immediately change it?! That wouldn’t make any sense. Yahoo! wants Tumblr because it is […]

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May 16

Google Hangouts Update

There’s been a lot of buzz today about the many annoucements coming out of Google I/O. One that I’m very excited about is the release of Hangouts, Google’s new unified messaging service. Pulling Gmail Chat, Google Talk, and Google+ chat & Hangouts together is a huge win for users and I’m excited to see it […]

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Apr 08

Sabotage!

There’s a simple reason you keep failing at your goals. It’s because you’re lying to yourself. Have you ever asked someone who recently accomplished something impressive how they did it? They probably said something about working really hard, or being extremely fortunate/lucky. They may have mentioned a specific technique they used to get something done. […]

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Apr 04

Be a Craftsman

I feel inspired when I see craftsmen doing what they do best. It reminds me that we’re all craftsmen in our own way. Some of us are spreadsheet ninjas, some are expert videographers, and others are amazing product managers and innovators. No matter what your area of expertise, remember that you’re an artist, and do […]

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