Why I Love Working With Startups

As humans we work a lot. Some of us more than others, but it’s one of the few constants in most of our lives. We have to work to pay…

How Being a Father Makes Me a Better Entrepreneur

A little over 18 months ago my wife and I became new parents. Our son, Everest, has been rocking our world ever since. In many ways he’s made my life…

Why Advances in VR are Extremely Scary for Humanity…

Virtual Reality (VR) is becoming more and more mature as modern day tech evolves. With this evolution comes a lot of potential. However, not all of that potential is good….

3 Highly Effective Management Tips for Web Freelancers

As freelancers, life can get busy. Managing a million things from projects to invoices can add up quickly… and for most of us it becomes overwhelming. What we often fail…

Why Beginner Web Developers Should Learn WordPress

WordPress is one of the most popular frameworks for building websites, and subsequently the most commonly used CMS in the world. It powers roughly 30% of websites on the internet…

The Story Behind The Web Project

10 years ago I was just finishing college… by “finishing” I mean dropping out one semester before graduation. Why? Because I found a business idea that I had to pursue….

5 Software Sales Tips From An Engineer’s Perspective

Almost every business on the planet needs sales. It’s arguably the most important leg of a profitable business, especially in software. Without sales you have no customers. Without customers you…

My 2017 New Years Resolution – The Web Project

Most people create New Year’s Resolutions to “fix” some bad habit in their life. For me, 2017 is an opportunity to do something new and exciting. I’m ready to teach…

Key Takeaways from Mark Cuban’s Book: How to Win at the Sport of Business

If you don’t know who Mark Cuban is you’ve been living under a rock… or, you don’t really care about business! Either way, I’ve been a long time fan of…

Tips for Accelerated Career Growth

Like most people, I’ve worked my way up the business chain over the course of my career. I’ve been everything from an intern to a Founder, for a variety of…

How Social Media is Making Us Dumber

There used to be a time when we sent letters. We sent those letters because we wanted to see what our friends and family were up to. We don’t do…

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…