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Profit vs. Greed

September 24, 2008
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Wall Street is a mess. Obviously. And amid all the fear and flagellation is a fight over appropriate CEO compensation. One side says they get too much, the other says they get what they’re worth. A frequently used “what they’re worth” arguments goes something like this: “Yeah, but what is $70M as a percent of net profit?!” That may be accurate—$70M…

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A Simple Question

September 24, 2008
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On his blog last week, Tim Brown (IDEO bacon-double-big-cheese) tells a story about an insulated coffee mug he received as a gift. Then he asks a ridiculously simple question: “is this a product or an experience?”  It’s a simple question, but it has a profound and fundamental effect on product development and management. Too often, we focus on…

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Web 3.0

August 15, 2008
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Web 3.0

Over @ Indexed, Jessica Hagy has a brilliantly simple explanation of Web 2.0: So… if that’s Web 2.0… then Web 3.0 obviously will add the Z axis… or, as I like to call it, the “Total World Domination” axis.

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When life gives you lemons

August 8, 2008
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When life gives you lemons

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Collaboration or Competition

April 25, 2008
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I don’t like the idea of crushing the competition into an pulsating pile of people-pulp. But I worry that if I don’t, they may not be so kind in return. Insert bland reference to jujitsu/kung-fu/etc. here. My problem with crushing the competition– or even using the competition against itself (think jujitsu)–is that the customer is left as a spectator…

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