Category Archives: Product Development

Minimum Viable Work Product

I love the concept of the Lean Startup.  But does the philosophy work for those of us who work for larger corporations or who are entrepreneurs? I won’t get started on my opinions on most Product Management and Product Marketing Management … Continue reading

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Fire 20%

You need to fire 20% of: Customers Products Features Things you do every day each and every year. A lot of those things made sense last year or the year before.  And a lot of those customers may have been … Continue reading

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Google to Open-Source Nortel Patents?

I love the idea that Google is the stalking horse for the Nortel patent portfolio.  I hope what it means is that Google will release some of those patents into the public domain to drive innovation, instead of seeing them … Continue reading

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Telecos + Open APIs + Developers FTW

I spent a few days at SxSW last week and had a great time and one key takeaway: Developers rule Not big companies. Not big VC dollars.  Not anybody else.  In today’s world of zero capex and lean startups (see … Continue reading

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Fail Spectacularly

Andy Swan writes, as usual, another good blog post today.  He asserts that in order to win, you have to know how much you’re willing to lose.  And he takes to task the use of Chinese Math, which I learned … Continue reading

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