Nick Seferos

April 11, 2021

Reports are a waste of time

People generated reports are a complete waste of time. They take valuable time to generate and typically the recipient only wants one piece of information on the report and they could get it themselves. Worse, because 10 people need 10 different pieces of data, there’s temptation to create a “super report” which only takes longer to ge...
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April 10, 2021

Golden Waste

I have been thinking a lot about waste these last few days, like how to profit from it. In every process water is created - a tremendous amount. Anytime something is created, multiple more things come from it. Byproducts of manufacturing (or creating in general), old parts and equipment that has worn out, you name it. Smart companies m...
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April 6, 2021

Total Port Congestion

West Coast container ports are at all-time levels of congestion. As of writing 28 ships are at anchor and waiting for a berth in Los Angeles/Long Beach and another 7 are expected to anchor the next few days. This is nothing new though. Port congestion both for truckers and vessels have been massive issues in the past. During contract n...
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April 6, 2021

Sparking Creativity and Growth

The day a tree stops growing is the day that tree dies. It might take years for it to fall, but inside, the tree is dead. We are a lot like trees, when we stop growing and being creative we die inside. Creativity, growth, and innovation have no right answers. They rely on us as people throwing something out into the world to see what s...
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March 17, 2021

I just work here

The other day, I heard someone working for a dysfunctional organization say “I just work here” when I asked them a question. Made me start to think. Great organizations are built when the employees say “this is my company”. Great organizations are ones with employees who take deep ownership.
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March 17, 2021

My Biggest Flaw

My biggest flaw... I get too excited to start something and don’t always see it through and I start something new and don’t finish the previous. For example all in the same week: • Get an idea for an app and start to build • Get an idea for a blog and spin it up and buy a domain • Get another idea for a separate app and start to build ...
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March 16, 2021

Business is built on trust

I recently had a new vendor completely destroy my trust while I was half way down the sales pipeline. They had a massive data breach which, yes made me uncomfortable but, exposed that what they said they did with my data and what they actually did were two different things. It got me thinking about how we form nuisances relationships -...
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March 11, 2021

Incubated into the wrong market

Today someone recommended I take a look at a start up they found. They said the start up might be useful and something we could use. They weren’t 100% sure but recommended we took a look. I said thank you and opened their website. The first thing I saw: buzzword, buzzword, industry jargon, buzzword, backed by this VC, incubated by this...
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March 9, 2021

Bye Bye EDI

EDI is old fashioned. Logistics businesses need to advance to a modern approach to sharing data, with an API. Checkout my new project at byebyeedi.org
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March 9, 2021

JAMStack vs. HOTWire

Over the past year I’ve been playing around with a bunch of different full stack frameworks. I learned ruby and rails but it felt like the rails framework was falling behind modern frameworks. Oh great, time to get down and dirty with React or Vue. I spent some time learning React, Vue, RedwoodJS, & Blitz.js. Each promising to be more ...
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