Adding API Keys to YakDocs

by admin on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 @ 19:31

Exciting developments are coming to YakDocs! We have just added an interface change to the Account page that allows creating and viewing API Keys.

This makes it possible to add secure integrations from third party applications, including Dropbox, Zapier, and other eligible parties. It will be possible to save files generated in YakDocs directly to Dropbox or to automatically email them to clients using a Zap integration.

We have not yet added the documentation for how to use these, but stay tuned in the coming weeks as we roll out documentation that enables you to integrate YakDocs with other parts of your workflow.

The Power of Process

by admin on Monday, July 6, 2020 @ 12:29

Process enables us to communicate in a common framework, catch mistakes, understand expectations, discuss and revise standards, and create things of beauty.

Blinded by Focus

by admin on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 09:39

Sometimes we become so focused on one thing that we forget to look at all the other factors that contribute to the success of the thing we are focusing on.

For instance, if we focus so much on product that we neglect documentation and explaining how it works, we may have a fantastic product which is unusable. If we focus on our weekly growth numbers, we may miss out on larger trends.

It is important to think holistically about different factors that influence our business and take time to consider each one. Each time you have a "eureka" moment and have clarity with how a certain things affects you, take a moment to write it down in a list. Then review that list regularly to make sure you haven't forgotten a key element that isn't at the forefront of your mind.

It is easy to go heads down on a certain topic and focus on it to the exclusion of everything else; but even in those times, an entrepreneur needs to take time to re-evaluate what is happening. What they are currently doing may have become obsolete, or just less of a priority.

I've started gardening recently, and a business is sometimes a lot like a garden. There are tasks, like watering, that aren't difficult and don't take long, but they need to be checked daily. Having a checklist helps you retain the wisdom of your best moments, gathered over time from the moments of experience and clarity.

Having a basic customised dashboard can help a lot too; it is like reminders in crystalised form that take a moment to check on the different health metrics that you have.

Security vs Speed

by admin on Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 10:14
<p>When you have to make a choice between security & speed, which should you choose? </p>

Customer Analysis: Quantitative vs Qualitative

by admin on Thursday, February 13, 2020 @ 12:26

There are two ways to analyze your customers; as dots on a graph (Quantitative) or as a story told in words and concepts (Qualitative). Both of them can be helpful for different purposes at different times. You have to choose the right tool for the job.