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Lost and Founder: A Painful Yet Valuable Read
"Finally, in a Silicon Valley where failure is supposedly a red badge of courage, but one only worn after your next big success, Fishkin has an unique take on vulnerability (chapter 15) and his battles with depression, both in this long, painful blog post which was written the night before this story about a Foundry CEO summit from the book"
startup  lessons  entrepreneurship  fishkin  lost  and  founder  management  rand  retrospective  silicon  valley  startups  uncategorized  venture  capital 
october 2018 by jonerp
The Strategy Compiler: How To Avoid the “Great” Strategy You Couldn’t Execute - by @kellblog
"If you view strategy as the plan to win, then successful strategies include only those strategies that your organization can realistically execute from both a resources and skills perspective. Instead of doing a single-pass process that moves from strategic objectives to budgets, use an iterative approach with a strategy compiler to ensure your strategic code compiles before you try to execute it."
entrepreneurship  fpa  silicon  valley  startups  strategy  venture  capital 
june 2017 by jonerp
Why has Standalone Cloud BI been such a Tough Slog? - by @kellblog
"Just as RDBMS themselves failed to deliver information democracy with SQL (which, believe it or not, was part of the original pitch — end users could write SQL to answer their own queries!), BI tools — while they helped enable analysts — largely failed to help Joe User. They weren’t easy enough to use. They lacked information discovery. They lacked, importantly, easy-yet-powerful visualization."
bi  business  objects  cloud  entrepreneurship  epm  ipo  m&a 
april 2017 by jonerp
Do You Want to be Judged on Intentions or Results? - by @kellblog
"Fine lines exist here, no doubt. Sometimes reasons are reasons and sometimes they are actually excuses. The question isn’t about any one case. It’s about, deep down, are you judging yourself by intentions or results?

You’d be surprised how many otherwise very solid people get this one thing wrong — and end up career-limited as a result."
entrepreneurship  hiring  leadership  management  silicon  valley  startups 
april 2017 by jonerp
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Moving into Management - by @kellblog
"Everybody loves yes-people managers except, of course, the people who work for them. While saying yes to the boss and internal customers feels good, you will run your team ragged if you lack the backbone to say no when you need to. If you can’t say no to a bad idea or offer up reprioritization options when the team is red-lining, then don’t go into management. Saying no is an important part of the job."
culture  entrepreneurship  leadership  management  startups  coaching  communication  conflict  aversion  first-time  manager  teaching 
march 2017 by jonerp
The Dogshit Bar: A Memorable Market Research Concept - by @kellblog
"So before drilling into all the details that product management can obsess over, step back, and ask some fundamental questions first.

Does the product solve a problem faced by your organization?

How high a priority is that problem? (Perhaps ranked against a list of high-level priorities for the buyer. It’s not enough that it solves a problem, it needs to solve an important problem.)

What would be the economic value of solving that problem? (That is, how much value can this product provide.)"
business  featured  posts  advertising  david  ogilvy  entrepreneurship  innovation  market  research  marketing  new  products  ogivly  polls 
march 2017 by jonerp
Introducing a New SaaS Metric: The Hype Factor - by @kellblog
"While I credited Domo with creating a huge hype bubble through secrecy and mystery, big events, and raising tremendous amounts of money (yet again today) at unicorn valuations — I also questioned how much (as Gertrude Stein said of Oakland) “there there” Domo has when it comes to the company and its products."
bi  bubble  entrepreneurship  startups  venture  capital  domo  hype 
march 2016 by jonerp
The Innovation-Driven Disruption of the Automotive Value Chain (Part 2) - by @esimoudis
"The success of Tesla Motors, Zipcar and Uber, the growing consumer anticipation of Google’s self-driving cars entering broader service, as well as Apple’s anticipated entry in the car business are exerting additional pressure on the automotive value chain to change the way it innovates."
innovation  automotive  big  data  corporate  disruptive  entrepreneurship 
july 2015 by jonerp
Andy Wilson, CEO of Logikcull: “8 Things Learned Going from a Services Business to a SaaS Business - by @jasonlk
"There’s a good chance that if you’re running a services business that it can be transformed into a SaaS business. That’s what I realized in 2009. And although it took 4 years to complete the transformation, it was worth it. Because if we didn’t do it to ourselves, someone else would’ve. Your results will vary."
business  featured  posts  case  studies  entrepreneurship  startups 
june 2015 by jonerp
The Innovation-Driven Disruption of the Automotive Value Chain (Part 1) - by @esimoudis
"The disruptive innovations are coming from companies outside the traditional automotive ecosystem. These companies, many of which are based in Silicon Valley, are offering fresh visions on transportation."
innovation  automotive  big  data  corporate  vc  disruptive  entrepreneurship 
april 2015 by jonerp

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