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Reacting to Feedback as CEO
"Remember that people sometimes have agendas that shape their feedback. Not all feedback is “pure” or unbiased in the sense that it’s a neutral voice wanting what it perceives as best for the company. Maybe a customer is in the middle of negotiating a big contract. Maybe an employee is angry about having missed a promotion. Maybe a manager is trying to reorganize a department. There’s nothing wrong with having an agenda, but it helps to know what it is when processing feedback. Ask: is there any bigger picture item that’s shaping this feedback overall?"
communications  leadership  management  startups  uncategorized 
april 2019 by jonerp
Talking Competition: Methinks Thou Doth Protest Too Much.
"I think ceding builds your credibility, but you need to be careful and precise in so doing so. To take an old example, from BusinessObjects days:

Bad/sloppy: Brio is doing pretty well.
Good/careful: Brio is doing pretty well — in the USA, with companies where the end-users have a strong voice in the process, and they prioritize UI over security and administration."
analyst  relations  competition  marketing  uncategorized  blindside  hit  communications  competitive  credibility  industry  analysts  investor 
may 2018 by jonerp
Speaking of India: Five Lessons on India-Based Product Development - by @kellblog
"When I lived abroad in France for 5 years (which I’ve written a bit about, here), my team discovered a book, French or Foe, that we gave to every new expat when they arrived. The book explained many important basics of language and culture that we referred to frequently as we tried to make sense of our day-to-day experiences."
communications  india  uncategorized  offshoring  product  development  r&d  remote 
january 2018 by jonerp
Digging Deeper Into Technology Buying in 2018 - by @barnes_hank
"Our team has just received the preliminary results from our latest research effort and the data is fascinating. It will make its way into a wide variety of research notes and presentation throughout the year. Among the things we’ll be exploring include:

The number of planned and ad hoc buying efforts enterprises contemplate, cancel, and complete over a two year period.
The drivers for ad hoc projects
Buyer communications strategies with vendors
Whether individual interest is consistently a buying signal
A deeper look at buying paths, including span of authority for typical buying team members"
go-to-market  buying  cycle  communications  customer  life  cycel  demand  generation  sales  strategy  situational  awareness 
january 2018 by jonerp
Workplace by Facebook continues to mature - by @ron_miller
"At the F8 conference today, Facebook announced a bunch of updates to its Workplace by Facebook team communications tool, including a slew of new partnerships and new bot integrations, which all show a product that’s maturing to meet the needs of larger enterprise customers."
cloud  enterprise  tc  collaboration  communications  f82017  facebook  workplace  by 
april 2017 by jonerp
Twilio’s Jeff Lawson says bots are overrated - by @ron_miller
" In a wide-ranging interview with TechCrunch reporter Frederic Lardinois today at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, Twilio co-founder and CEO Jeff Lawson talked about the trials of going public, why paying attention to the stock price is unproductive, and how bots are overrated."
cloud  disrupt  sf  2016  events  tc  twilio  jeff  lawson  techcrunch  apis  communications  messaging  bots 
september 2016 by jonerp
Redefining Public Relations: Are You Persuaded By 'Earned Influence'? -by @tomforemski
""I'm not persuaded by Chris Graves' argument to rebrand public relations as "earned influence." It sounds too much like PR spin and it shouldn't. ["Brand journalism" is another nonsensical PR spin on what should be plainly called corporate media.]""
a  top  story  new  rules  communications  PR 
february 2015 by jonerp

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