Author: darrensapalo

The Mountain

The mental model of the mountain assists in understanding complexity of processes. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu Visualize a mountain. How do people climb mountains? There are a lot of preparations, and a lot of things you must be capable of doing before attempting such a feat. […]

Cordova Build Failure

The other day while I was hacking away on this Ionic-Angular project for work. I was building my android project: But I encountered the following unusual error at the end of the build: … BUILD SUCCESSFUL in 9s 45 actionable tasks: 5 executed, 40 up-to-date Command finished with error code 0: /Users/darrenkarlsapalo/git/work/easy-cash/platforms/android/gradlew cdvBuildDebug,-b,/Users/darrenkarlsapalo/git/work/easy-cash/platforms/android/build.gradle Built the […]

The Stairs

This concept is one of the general mental models that communicate complexity. It is primarily visualized as stairs as each step conveys a different level. I particularly enjoy using this mental model because it’s such a beautiful way of expressing and highlighting the existence of difference: something that varies, something that can be evaluated, prioritized, […]