I want to thank all my friends and colleagues at Silverpop and IBM. This has been the greatest journey of my career and I will deeply miss working with all of you. For those of you that couldn’t be at the Silverpop meeting in Atlanta or in the Corporate Strategy meeting in IBM’s headquarters, I wanted… Continue reading Parting Thoughts on My Last Day at IBM
The TED 2016 Conference The theme for 2016 was “Dream” but it was the quotation printed inside the first page of conference book that really caught my attention: “Make no small plans” Astro Teller, Google’s head of “X”, Google’s “moonshot factory” that has created self-driving cars and Project Loon: “The secret to our moonshot factory is to make… Continue reading TED 2016 – Best Quotes
TED 2016 was another mind-expanding and wildly inspirational week. I plan to post a few blogs on the best sessions, the biggest ideas and the most quotable quotes. I’m going to start with some of the coolest virtual reality (VR) things I’ve ever seen. Microsoft’s HoloLens Demo Alex Kipman, the visionary behind Microsoft’s brilliantly innovative “HoloLens” augmented reality… Continue reading TED 2016 – Virtual Reality
What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Stay in Vegas – It Predicts the Next Five Years of Tech If you think Caesars Palace and The Venetian Hotel are glitzy and audacious, you should check out the Samsung, Sony and LG booths at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. After spending a few days… Continue reading A Peek at the Future of Tech from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
Let me start off by saying that I love the new iPad Pro. I’ve gotten used to its large size and I’m in love with the pen and the keyboard. But before I can tell you whether it’ll replace my MacAir, let me share some a few observations after a month or so of day… Continue reading Will the new iPad Pro leave my MacAir obsolete?
Startup companies are famously innovative. I was recently asked to talk to a group at IBM’s Watson Research center about the ways early stage companies continuously create new ideas and new business models. Here is an excerpt from that presentation about four sources of innovation that fuel startup growth. By recognizing that innovation doesn’t always occur in a… Continue reading Four Types of Innovation in Startups
Earlier this week, I had a chance to speak at one of Silicon Valley’s larger startup events, LAUNCH Scale. Start ups can fail for many reasons. Lack of funding. Insufficient market opportunity. Poor product fit. But the most tragic source of failure occurs when a company survives all these challenges only to implode due to… Continue reading How to Avoid a Cultural Implosion as You Scale Your Startup