July 2016

What I learned from a popsicle maker
A while ago I had the pleasure of attending one of ATB Boostr’s pitch events. A couple of our students and alumni were pitching their companies for crowdfunding support from the crowd of 300.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

I’m just laying bricks
“I have no idea where I’m heading.”
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

First Mover Disadvantage
What do Google, Apple, and Facebook have in common? None of them were “first movers” in their core market. With Google, they weren’t even a second mover (you old guys will remember Infoseek and AltaVista). . .
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Follow up or die
When RIM/BlackBerry was going through its first growth spurt, we were hiring hundreds of new employees and I was tasked with bringing in talented product managers. One candidate named David went through the gauntlet of being interviewed by 4 or 5 of us and got a thumbs up . . .
Tuesday, July 5, 2016