Category Archives: Strategy

Getting Traction With No Funding

The other day I was asked on Quora how a startup can get traction with no funding (I apologize I didn’t respond yet). Since I’ve been asked that question previously numerous times, I decided to write this post and suggest

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Getting Traction With No Funding

The other day I was asked on Quora how a startup can get traction with no funding (I apologize I didn’t respond yet). Since I’ve been asked that question previously numerous times, I decided to write this post and suggest

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Facebook Phone – A Missed Call or a Brilliant Strategy?

Facebook went public on May 18th, with almost $4B in cash. Additional $16B was raised during that day. Facebook is not rumored to develop a Facebook Phone, believing it would be a good use of its cash reserves and will

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facebook phone

Facebook Phone – A Missed Call or a Brilliant Strategy?

Facebook went public on May 18th, with almost $4B in cash. Additional $16B was raised during that day. Facebook is not rumored to develop a Facebook Phone, believing it would be a good use of its cash reserves and will

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What’s Wrong With Corporate Innovation ?

I was recently approached by a very large airline, asking for my advice on how to drive innovation internally. It is hard to summarize the discussion & suggestions in a single post so this post is divided into 3 parts:

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Apple's 128K

What’s Wrong With Corporate Innovation ?

I was recently approached by a very large airline, asking for my advice on how to drive innovation internally. It is hard to summarize the discussion & suggestions in a single post so this post is divided into 3 parts:

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What structures do companies use to drive innovation?

Let me very quickly mention some of the structures I’ve seen used by different organizations, as well as some of the challenges: Description Challenges Companies using  that mechanism 80/20 rule Employees are allowed to spend 20% of their time working

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What structures do companies use to drive innovation?

Let me very quickly mention some of the structures I’ve seen used by different organizations, as well as some of the challenges: Description Challenges Companies using  that mechanism 80/20 rule Employees are allowed to spend 20% of their time working

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How do companies drive innovation effectively?

I’ll divide the answer to that to two parts: internal innovation and external innovation. Internal Innovation Hiring corporate entrepreneurs or establishing incubation groups has been an emerging trend. A couple of elements will make those groups more successful: Start by

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How do companies drive innovation effectively?

I’ll divide the answer to that to two parts: internal innovation and external innovation. Internal Innovation Hiring corporate entrepreneurs or establishing incubation groups has been an emerging trend. A couple of elements will make those groups more successful: Start by

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The one thing a company needs to get right

Andy Rachleff, an ex Benchmark partner, was my professor back at Stanford. Andy, which is a one-liner black and white type of person, used to say that the single most important thing for a startup is product-market alignment. I’m not

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The one thing a company needs to get right

Andy Rachleff, an ex Benchmark partner, was my professor back at Stanford. Andy, which is a one-liner black and white type of person, used to say that the single most important thing for a startup is product-market alignment. I’m not

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