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Thursday, February 9, 2012 Christopher O'Donnell - Director of Product Management, HubSpot
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
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Cort Johnson - Director, Terrible Labs
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
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Jay Acunzo - Associate Product Manager, CampusLIVE
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
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Dave Balter - CEO of BzzAgent, Executive Chairman of Smarterer
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
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Arjun Moorthy - VP Business Development, HubSpot
One of the most clichéd interview questions is “what are your strengths and weaknesses.”  Most of us have heard it so many times that we’ve prepared for it extensively.  Often we...
Best Practices, Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Friday, January 6, 2012 Frank Belzer - VP of Corporate Training, Kurlan and Associates
I was really inspired to write this post by this recently published great article about 7 bad habits of executives. That got me thinking about the bad habits that sales people can sometimes...
Expert Advice
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Mike Miklavic - VP of Engineering, CampusLIVE
1.)  Start here:   http://www.codecademy.com/#!/exercise/0.  It’s the basics.  See if it interests you.  It’s a process that’ll take a while, so it’s key to see if it interests you right...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned, Technology Trends
Thursday, December 8, 2011 Joshua Porter - Director of UX, HubSpot
You know when you meet someone and at first you don’t really hit it off so well…you don’t seem to have much in common? And then, all of a sudden, you hit on a topic...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Christopher Mirabile - Managing Director, Launchpad Venture Group
When they are asked about the defensibility of their businesses, I regularly hear entrepreneurs cite “first-mover advantage” as the basis on which they will compete and defend their margins. It has come...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Thursday, November 17, 2011 Joe Kinsella - VP of Engineering, Sonian
As the CXO, you have watched the monthly cloud bills steadily rise. You’ve tried everything to drive them down, but nothing seems to make a difference. You have lingering doubts...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Technology Trends