5 Machine Learning Facts For Non-Experts

We’ve all heard that 90% of the worlds data was generated in just the last 2 years. Thankfully, with the deluge of applications/devices that capture data there has also been an increase in our ability, through software, to make sense of the…
Who Is The ‘Apple’ Of The Utility Industry?

Daniel Pink‘s definition of a brand is an entity that can make it’s customers feel good, gives these customers a sense of affiliation and has a compelling backstory. Few global companies encompass all three attributes at the level that Apple…
The Cycle of Business Promises You Need To Keep

Every business, especially startups in the early days, is built on promises. The minute you (or your employer) puts up a shingle, you are promising to be ‘Company Z that does X for Customer A‘.  I’m a big believer in the promise; when…
Nest, The Glitch & Failing At Your ‘Jobs-To-Be-Done’

Clayton Christensen developed a framework for product positioning called ‘jobs-to-be-done’. Essentially ‘consumers usually don’t go about their shopping by conforming to particular segments. Rather, they take life as it comes. And when faced with a job that needs doing, they essentially…
Are You A Fox or A Hedgehog?

CULTURE can be considered the thread that holds together product, service, team, vision and processes within organizations . Most literature on organizational culture focuses on big business ignoring that most of us work in ‘not Fortune 500’ companies.  Small team sizes and proximity to…
The Failure Of The Connected Home

There is a war going on in the connected home space. Google is trying to own your home by providing the connection layer (through Fiber) and the energy and security layer (through Nest), while Apple is butting in with Homekit built directly into IOS software.…
So What If There Is A Tech Bubble?

So what if there is a bubble in tech investing? How does that affect you? Really, seriously, how does it affect you? My guess is it doesn’t really impact you. But you choose to read every funding announcement on Crunchbase…