Monthly Archives: December 2014

Products vs. Yo-Yos

This article is not a list of companies that have great products or product management, enlightening as it might be. It also is not a list of companies with terrible product management, although I could compose a very long such list, and the … Continue reading

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Movies on Mobile

A few months back, I looked at the growing tide of making movies on mobile phones. I was referring not only to the typical home videos that we used to capture on a large home video camera, now on our portable … Continue reading

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The Future of Productivity Apps

The productive actions we take as humans in society have not changed in many thousands of years, among them: Communicate Write Draw Calculate How we do these actions has changed, from stone tablets and steles to papyrus to parchment to paper to … Continue reading

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QE, USD and the Price of Gas

Barely a decade ago, I lived in New York and would cross the George Washington Bridge to buy gas at prices below $1 / gallon. Then it crossed $2 / gallon and it seemed absurd! Before long, gas prices around or even above … Continue reading

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Help Vampires

No, today’s article is not an appeal to raise funds via GoFundMe for poor vampires. It is about the natural but detrimental users of your service. StackOverflow – and its parent network, StackExchange – have been wildly successful in encouraging people … Continue reading

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Hiring Rockstars

Is a superstar technologist worth 10-100x a regular engineer? Today, one of my favourite bloggers and technology strategists, Simon Wardley, discussed this issue. Ironically, today, Michael Eisenberg of Aleph VC discussed what those engineers should focus on (hint: avoid adtech). Simon’s main thrust was … Continue reading

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