Tag Archives | Innovation

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Value Chains Come and Go

The PC era came into an end when open took over. Dell, IBM, Microsoft all had market power. And then Open Source + white boxes came along. Now decentralization is driving innovation. No one owns web 2.0. Small teams of 5 or 7 create, and then mash ups and with the alternative business models available,  More

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We think we know… but we don’t

Product Managers and Marketing people often think we know our customers and what they want from us. But let me challenge that thinking. If we knew more about our customers or even our prospects, we might change what we product in terms of experiences. Let me suggest this. When I google shoes, which I am  More

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We think we know… but we don't

Product Managers and Marketing people often think we know our customers and what they want from us. But let me challenge that thinking. If we knew more about our customers or even our prospects, we might change what we product in terms of experiences. Let me suggest this. When I google shoes, which I am  More

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Grow it .. bigger and wiser

If you were to purposely grow your smarts, you might: – Surround yourself with more creative people, or – Study more (content) ideas, or – Talk more at length debating with others, or – Get better educated, right? I’m going to sound like a cheesy late-night commercial … I think there’s a better, more cost  More

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Web 2.0 Investment Opportunities

At the web 2.0 conference here in San Francisco and will be doing a series of posts. I would guess 30% of the attendees are VC / Capital / Investment / Analyst types. And between them and the web start-ups, it’s a schmooze and suck-up fest. So 1998. Yet, I don’ t think most of  More

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