July 31, 2013

I'll bet you didn't know that on this day in 1790, the first U.S. patent was issued to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a process to manufacture water-soluble potassium, known as potash. Or that 30 million metric tons of potash is manufactured each year.

Or that 101 more recent problem-solving processes could help you and your project. Grab them now, in print and shipping from pragprog.com/book/ec101di.

Solve Big Tech Problems

One page, one ingredient. 101 reasons to become more successful at solving those big technology problems. 101 Design Ingredients will help your technology team identify problems, share responsibilities, and work better together.

In parts 1 through 4, you’ll find 101 problem-solving ingredients grouped into project stages, to help you apply the right ingredient at the right time. Start at any point and page through the humorously illustrated ingredients until you find one that matches your needs best. The ingredients cover the spectrum your business needs to be successful, with tips on team-building, creating a business model, product launch, productivity, and much more. Each ingredient includes three practical suggestions to get you started right away.

In part 5, you’ll see examples of how companies can blend some of the ingredients used in this book to solve specific business requirements for investment, innovation, leadership, and more. Each recipe shows how a company fine-tuned six of the ingredients to build their own unique solution. You’ll learn how to mix and match ingredients to create your own recipes for success, tailored to your company’s needs.

The ingredients and recipes in this book can be applied by beginners starting out on their first technology project, as well as seasoned professionals who have been tackling the same big problems for years and need a fresh new approach to problem solving.

Now in print and shipping from pragprog.com/book/ec101di.

Upcoming Author Appearances

  • 2013-08-03 Maik Schmidt, Maker Faire Hannover
  • 2013-08-05 Eewei Chen, Agile 2013, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  • 2013-08-06 Johanna Rothman, Agile 2013
  • 2013-08-07 Johanna Rothman, Agile 2013
  • 2013-08-08 James Grenning, Agile 2013
  • 2013-08-10 Chad Fowler, Berlin, Germany
  • 2013-08-12 Dave Thomas, That Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • 2013-08-12 Jesse Storimer, The Unix Fu Workshop, Online
  • 2013-08-12 Jonathan Penn, That Conference (Wisconsin Dells)
  • 2013-08-13 Brian P. Hogan, ThatConference, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
  • 2013-08-13 Ka Wai Cheung, ThatConference, Wisconsin Dells
  • 2013-08-14 Chris Adamson, CocoaConf Portland
  • 2013-08-14 Jonathan Penn, CocoaConf Portland
  • 2013-08-15 Chris Adamson, CocoaConf Portland
  • 2013-08-15 Jonathan Penn, CocoaConf Portland
  • 2013-08-16 Chris Adamson, CocoaConf Portland
  • 2013-08-16 Jonathan Penn, CocoaConf Portland
  • 2013-08-17 Drew Neil, Eurucamp Berlin
  • 2013-08-18 Johanna Rothman, Problem Solving Leadership Workshop, Albuquerque, NM
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