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Here’s a tip on Silicon Valley insults

I didn’t know I could go to a technology conference and see an insult on stage. But only if you knew the background would you feel a gasp welling inside you. Here’s a tip you won’t find inside the bathroom stalls anywhere other than Silicon Valley. If someone says that you sound or act like  More

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Where does this leave Palm?

So Moto bought Good. While the press release says Good will continue to develop multi-platform solutions, I can’t imagine how Palm can ultimately create a truly differentiated strategy. Maybe Palm’s business is in harvest mode? There’s a strong enough installed base that the company can continue to throw off revenues for some time.

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Product Management are really Super Heros in Disguise!

In my opinion, there are two really hard jobs inside a company. One is being a CEO, and the other being a product manager. A few reasons why I believe this. Both the CEO and Product Managers are expected to be the most flexible acrobatic kind of leaders — adjusting to people’s styles, making sure  More

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What is it you believe?

As great leaders, we all need to know what we believe and hold true. Because before we really can lead, we need to be able to connect our beliefs with our actions, and those actions with results. By asking people to focus on particular results without understanding the ‘why’ of it, you are asking people  More

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Multiplier Developer Ecosystems

In grade school, one of the key determinants of popularity on the playground was how quickly you were selected when the time came to choose up sides for basketball, baseball or soccer. In the same way, the developing business model for the next ten years depends hugely on which set of developer and ecosystem partners pick you.
However, unlike grade school, you might have more ability to influence this selection.

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Churn and Burn or Ways to Go?

It is true that, over time, strong technology consumer companies will win market share from weak companies. However, there’s one nearly surefire way to make sure you don’t fail. Focus. You got know enough to know if you’re going to go right into a hard brick wall. The purpose of any business and market strategy  More

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