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UI Breakfast Year in Review 2023

Happy holidays! Glad to be writing these reviews again. As I skipped 2021 and 2022, let’s recap all three years in one post. (more…)

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UI Breakfast Year in Review 2020

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Happy St. Valentine’s Day! You can tell things are going fast, as my end-of-year report is coming out in February.

This year was a mixed bag. Below you’ll see a highlight reel of the good parts, but don’t be mistaken: there were struggles, uncertainty, and fear. This year we all tried to keep our Maslow pyramids in place, while the foundations were at the risk of crumbling. However, I’m incredibly grateful for everything, and happy to be where I am. (more…)

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UI Breakfast Year in Review 2019

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What a year. What a decade. Another opportunity to reflect on the ups and downs, business and personal, and share the learnings with you.

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UI Breakfast Year in Review 2018

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Happy holidays everyone! It’s time to look back at 2018. It’s been six years since UI Breakfast was created, and these yearly reviews have been an important part of the journey.

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It’s a girl!

If you noticed a decrease in publishing frequency lately… and how I’ve been losing my breath quickly on the podcast… now you know the reason! A lovely baby girl was born on September 26, our sweet number three in the family (the boys are 5 and 6 years old).

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UI Breakfast Year in Review 2017

Beautiful Winter Photo

The new year is around the corner, and it’s time to pause and self-reflect. This year was very productive: I did plenty of consulting, grew my podcast, published another book, sold my SaaS product, and started a new one.

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Turning Thirty: Story of My Life

Beautiful photo by Flora Borsi

Today I’m turning 30, and I’m thrilled to share this milestone with you. Unlike previous birthdays, this one feels somewhat dramatic.

As something special, I decided to write down my bio. I’ve done many interviews, but there’s rarely an opportunity to share details. So I’m stealing the spotlight today! You’ll learn about my childhood, my first dozen jobs, and why Jane Portman isn’t my real name.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 49: Behind the Scenes of Tiny Reminder Launch with Benedikt Deicke

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In this special behind-the-scenes episode you’ll meet Benedikt Decke who helped me build and launch Tiny Reminder (the new productivity tool for freelancers and consultants). Benedikt is a talented software engineer, awesome consultant, and the founder of of Stage CMS. We talk through the entire process “from idea to launch” — how we determined the scope for the MVP, how we launched it, why we switched to the freemium model, and what we plan to do in the future.

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UI Breakfast Year in Review 2016

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My dear friend, it’s time to pick up the stones and line up the ducks. This year at UI Breakfast was big! Read on to see how different ideas worked out, and what the plans are for the upcoming year.

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UI Breakfast Year in Review 2015

My dear friend, it’s been an awesome, crazy year! Year full of action, unpredictable turns, tears and joy, failures and wins. I’m very glad to share this long personal story. Grab some popcorn! (more…)

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