One of the biggest differences between successful and struggling businesses comes down to one question: has price sensitive is your customer? It seems like common sense, but I didn’t fully understand what caused price sensitivity until recently. Here are some
Over the past 10 years I’ve worked on a lot of business plans. First as a student, then as a product manager and as a coach to young entrepreneurs. In every business plan that I’ve worked on or reviewed, there
Part of working at any high growth technology company is juggling a lot of competing priorities. To be clear, having a lot of opportunities is a good thing – it means the business is growing and the company is thriving.
I’ve been very lucky over the past three weeks to have some time off from work to bond with my new son Jack (thanks to AppNexus’ generous paternity leave policy). Although not sleeping very much, he’s really doing great (and
Last week, Miranda and I discovered that the windows of our new house (yes – the windows I spent 3 days last fall re-glazing by hand..) are covered in peeling lead paint. After a strong warning from the lead inspector,
Attribution: Today’s post is inspired by a lesson I recently learned from Dr. Dwight Porter, President of Applied Decision Resources and all around business genius. I’m very lucky to study under his tutelage. —– Imagine for a second that you (the
Deciding which products to build and when is the most important decision for any high technology company. In a fast paced environment, investing in the wrong features or addressing the wrong use cases will leave you losing ground to competitors.
With 2016 just around the corner, I’ve recently had an epiphany about the importance of strategic planning. After years of being challenged by friends at smaller companies about why I spend so much time planning, I can now definitively prove
Two of my all time favorite books are Clayton Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Innovator’s Solution. Both are must-reads for anyone working in a high growth technology field. The central premise that underlies the series is that it’s very
Last weekend I set out on one of my first do-it-yourself house jobs: cutting a hole in the basement door so the cats can easily go downstairs. Having just moved from a small apartment in Brooklyn, this was one of