On Becoming a Father

Four months ago my wife gave birth to our first child – Everest Grey Jafarian. Since then, my world has forever changed. Let’s start with Birth. If you haven’t experienced…

Why We Should Never Settle

I recently watched the movie “The Martian.” Regardless of my bias and interest towards space travel, it was an awesome movie. So awesome that it inspired me to write this…

Why the Age of Wire-framing is Dead

Wire-framing has long been a part of the technical product workflow, aging back to the late 90’s when early websites and web apps were started in raw pencil and paper….

Designing in the Browser – Better Agile Development

In the past few years there’s been much talk around “designing in the browser” and Lean UX. Amidst all that talk, many tech companies have failed to embrace and implement…

Why Startups Should Hire Entrepreneurs

Hiring and assembling a good team is one of the hardest parts of business, especially for startups. It’s critical to find the “right” people that can execute and iterate quickly….

New Zealand, There and Back Again – Part 1

New Zealand – one of the most amazing places I’ve been fortunate to visit. From mountains to beaches, it has every form of landscape the world can offer. This is…

The Importance of Finding a Mentor

As entrepreneurs, we’re constantly looking for problems to solve. It’s in our blood to be ambitious and relentless. It’s also in our favor to learn and improve as we go….

Stop Eating SHIT

Let’s face it, America is a fat country. We have some of the largest people in the world. Most of this, whether you believe it or not, has to do…

Making the Transition from Client Work to Product Development

Considering the move away from client work to pursue a product idea? Where do you start? How do you do it? The list of questions goes on… and it’s no…

Real Work/Life Balance Tips for Entrepreneurs

Work/Life Balance… what does that actually mean? It probably varies for everyone, but there are a few tricks I’ve found over the years that help me keep things in check…