Every Business Is A Data Business.

Mar. 17, 2017 by

  Hello friend: I am here to give you a wakeup call. You know that business you have been spending precious time and effort building for 5, 10, 20, 30,

Innovation: Long Term Value vs. Short Term Profitability

Mar. 5, 2014 by

“Innovation comes from long-term thinking and iterative execution.” Excellent blog post today by Reid Hoffman, about the future prospects for PayPal, what happens when activist investors get involved in your

Innovation: Netflix Disrupting Hollywood

Jan. 7, 2014 by

There have only been a half-dozen shows, and yet to read the press and hear the comments, you would think Netflix had found the cure for cancer. For years I

Bringing Innovation Back to FinTech in 2014

Jan. 6, 2014 by

The following are my responses to a Q&A piece put together by Max Bowie, editor of Inside Market Data regarding innovation in the market data space.  It originally appeared as

Can’t Do Cultures: The Problem with Innovation in Big Companies

Jan. 2, 2014 by

  Great post today by Ben Horowitz about the problems with innovation in big companies and the differences between a “Can Do” and a “Can’t Do” culture. One of the

Why Simplicity Is So Complex

Dec. 12, 2013 by

Why Simplicity Is So Complex The key to solving complex problems may be to simplify as much as possible and approach them with a beginner’s mind. This is so spot

Startup Sales Compensation: When Commissions No Longer Make Sense

Nov. 25, 2013 by

Struggling with your startup sales compensation plan?  I read a very interesting NY Times article today: For Some, Paying Sales Commissions No Longer Makes Sense This is a great read

Innovation: The Wealthfront Employee Equity Plan

Nov. 20, 2013 by

If you don’t read fred-wilson‘s AVC blog regularly, you should. I try to read it every day — it’s well written, easily digestible, and there is always something interesting I

This Awesome Ad, Set to the Beastie Boys, Is How to Get Girls to Become Engineers

Nov. 20, 2013 by

This Awesome Ad, Set to the Beastie Boys, Is How to Get Girls to Become Engineers This is a stupendously awesome commercial from a toy company called GoldieBlox, which has

Here’s a thought: The meatball as an API

Nov. 19, 2013 by

Here’s a thought: The meatball as an API Every company should think of their own brand as a product that can be integrated within another brand. When one moves beyond