Thursday, March 22, 2012
You’re an early stage entrepreneur building a Web-based subscription
business. You have your board meeting coming up soon, or you’re sitting
down with your close...
Best Practices, Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Funding, Lessons Learned, Voices
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
When it comes to buying and selling secondhand things, there have been few technological innovations after the garage sale and Craig’s List. But a new startup called peddl is using its MIT...
Entrepreneurship, First Look, Innovation, Voices
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The idea is working… you have great investors, you have
hired exceptional people, your core product is built, your customers are happy
and they want to know what is coming...
Best Practices, Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned, Voices
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
A few months back I had dinner with a group of product managers
returning from Scrum training. The team had been struggling to find the
right process for their organization, and hoped...
Expert Advice, Voices
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Note: This is intended be a light-hearted piece that hits just close enough on some counts to (hopefully) be funny. Please don't take it too seriously. (Oh, and for the record, I've actually...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Voices
Friday, February 10, 2012
Need capital to start or build your business? Ever try to figure out who the best fit VC is for you? In my view, the absolute best way for you to get the capital to build your business...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned, Voices
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Most product demos are disastrous. I’ve gone through more trainwrecks
than I would care to have, and thought I’d share some of my scars and
random learnings on the topic...
Expert Advice, Lessons Learned, Voices
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
As many fellow non-technical folks know, it’s not easy selling an
engineer on building a product that’s not their own. To remedy this
situation, many people (including myself) have...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned, Opinions, Voices
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I recently had coffee with a friend and former colleague whom I met
working at Google. We’ll call him Jake. Jake now works in education, at a
premier music and arts school outside...
Best Practices, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned, Voices
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
We’ve been developing Smarterer for the better part of a year now, quietly building a platform that uses crowd-sourced questions to validate peoples’ social and professional skills. Like many...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Innovation, Lessons Learned, Success Stories, Voices