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The most important factor for start-ups

The most important factor in the success of a startup is TIMING, more important than the other 4 factors; idea, team, business model or funding.  Too early means too much educational marketing, but too late means there is too much competition.  On balance innovative companies are early rather than late.  Which is why our recent book … Continue reading The most important factor for start-ups

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Disruption hits the entire value chain; blood on the streets

Digital disruption Cloud, social, mobile and big data are enabling new entrants in virtually every industry to disrupt the incumbents. "Being Ubered" was the popular term, but based on Uber's recent behaviour, "being Ubered" is starting to mean something entirely different!! Gartner has called it the Nexus of Forces. Forrester calls it Digital Disruption. IDC … Continue reading Disruption hits the entire value chain; blood on the streets

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A radical new way to publish a book

Rethinking book publishing Download the book summary: IMPACT - the technology executive’s guide for selling B2B disruptive and innovative solutions Having recently read the Lean Startup by Eric Ries a thought struck me as we started to rewrite Why Killer Products. We originally published it in 2008 which was appalling timing as the whole world was … Continue reading A radical new way to publish a book

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Not ALL Silicon Valley CEOs are psychopaths

Last night Pando Daily ran one of their "Fireside Chats" with the LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner, hosted by Rackspace in San Francisco and sponsored by  TriNet and Atlassian. It was an entertaining evening but also very educational.  Partly because Sarah Lacy, sassy founder of Pando Daily, was not afraid to answer to probing and off the wall … Continue reading Not ALL Silicon Valley CEOs are psychopaths

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5 must read articles for startups to supercharge you

Bootstrapping 101 Getting your first 1000 users is easier than you think Raising $23 as Silicon Valley Outsider in less than 30 months Growing and enterprise SaaS company How to succeed in building your own product in 2014 plus a bonus.. and probably the most powerful Getting your startup strategy aligned with your market:  Book … Continue reading 5 must read articles for startups to supercharge you

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I don’t need to be rich, I need to be inspired. @gapingvoid #inspiring #insightful

Often Hugh's cartoons at GapingVoid can be bitter and twisted, but always funny. This one is more thoughtful and insightful. The funny thing is, we equate making money with the daily grind, yet the people who make the most money rarely treat it that way. The most successful people I know feel relatively inspired on … Continue reading I don’t need to be rich, I need to be inspired. @gapingvoid #inspiring #insightful