As I was sitting with a friend last week for lunch, enjoying an engaging conversation, I couldn’t help it but get distracted by the buzzing of notifications arriving to my phone. While I didn’t pick up the phone to take a look at what was behind all these pings, my mind kept wondering, thinking about […]Read more "How Meerkat and Periscope are Rewiring Our Brains"
It’s another Monday morning meeting with your customer. This time, you sharpen your pitch. You put all the use-cases and customer success stories on the table. Your customer doesn’t even flinch. Because you’ve done business together in the past, she kindly tells you that your product is a commodity and she’ll only sign up if […]Read more "Evolving Sales for Value Co-Creation"
On February 23rd, an email popped into my inbox and caught my attention. The title must’ve been taken straight out of Apple’s product launch playbook: “Pebble’s got something special tomorrow. Be the first to see”. Pebble, who had a meteoric rise to fame by raising more than $10 million from 69,000 people on the crowdfunding […]Read more "From a Simple Email to Making One Million in 49 Minutes"
Last week I came across a captivating headline in Forbes that touted “How An Uber Driver Makes $252,000 A Year”. The first thought that ran through my mind, is Wow! The gig economy has really got some legs and is opening up the door to well-paying opportunities. Although the story was very inspiring, Gavin Escolar, […]Read more "This Uber Driver Makes $252K But Are We Headed Back to the 19th Century?"
When I received the following Guest post by Ilya Bodner, it immediately resonated with me. In days that find us surrounded by smart phones, social media, and extreme consumerism, we are more aware than at any time in history of what everyone else is doing and what everyone else has, therefore surmounting pressure and influence on […]Read more "Tomorrow’s Tide"
In 1964, Isaac Asimov, wrote about a visit to the World’s Fair of 2014: “The world of A.D. 2014 will have few routine jobs that cannot be done better by some machine than by any human being. Mankind will therefore have become largely a race of machine tenders.” According to Carl Benedict Frey and Michael A. Osborne, […]Read more "Meet Your New Boss: How Machines Will Replace Middle Management"
Search Google for the phrase “The Lean Startup” and you’ll likely get nearly 4 million results. There’s been much written and discussed about Eric Ries’ method for developing businesses and products. Based on Eric’s experience working in several startups, Ries defines models where start-ups and large enterprises can shorten their product development cycles by adopting […]Read more "Get out there: Just do it"