Category: Startups and Technology

Aha!

I learned about Aha! software. It’s one of the fastest growing companies according to the Inc. 5000 list. Aha! is an amazing enterprise software for creating product roadmaps. The interesting side story is that it’s completely self-funded with no VC backing. Before relying on…

Digital Nomadism

Companies like Airbnb, Uber, Tinder, and WeWork have really changed how techies work and socialize. As a result, there’s an explosive growth of digital nomads and experience-seeking junkies — many of whom are tech workers who’ve managed to have fun while earning a paycheck…

Loonshots

Reading this book. I really like the organizational blueprint highlighted here by entrepreneur Safi Bahcall. Whether you are an artist/innovator (developer, R&D scientist, UX designer, engineering, etc.) or a soldier/operations guru (marketer, sales, HR, customer success/CX, project manager), you’ll need strong collaboration in order…

Account Planning for Better Customer Success

Great presentation by Keri Keeling from Oracle about formalizing the account planning process…

Motherboard

There’s a gap in investigative journalism. Vice is stepping up to the plate while The Markup tries to reboot itself. I was looking forward to The Markup taking off, but don’t see much coming from them. It’s great to see Vice doing this. Motherboard…

The future of Meetup.com?

Scott Heiferman founded Meetup just after the dotcom bubble crashed. It scaled over time and gained a global following. Before Facebook and LinkedIn, Meetups were the platform of choice for anyone interested in community-building. Evite was another similar tool at that time. Scott decided…

The Empty Chair

The empty chair mantra has caught on at many companies starting with Amazon. Jeff Bezos alludes to the customer who needs representation, so the idea is to keep an empty chair in every meeting. What if the empty chair also became a civic lesson…