Posts Tagged ‘Business’

I have just finished reading Crossing the Chasm (Revised Edition) by Geoffery A. Moore. I purchased this book on Amazon after seeing it on a number of Googler’s Amazon wish-lists on LinkedIn, which is a good way to prepare for an interview with a new company! Truthfully however I decided to read the book because I have […]

Monday, June 21st, 2010 at 22:47 0 comments

CNBC recently ran a rather patriotic “Keeping America Great” interview with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. I don’t normally read much from these guys, but there was one comment from Buffett that really struck a chord for me. BUFFETT:  First of all, I’d say marry the right person. [LAUGHTER]  And I’m serious about that.  [APPLAUSE]  […]

Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 11:40 0 comments

Online media is growing up. All the big media players (News, Fairfax etc.) are currently fighting it out with the new kids on the block, online pure plays (Google, Microsoft, Realestate.com.au etc.). The prize is the rapidly growing pool of online advertising revenue, predicted to pass the US$50 billion mark next year. Historically the provider […]

Saturday, November 14th, 2009 at 14:44 0 comments

Seth begins his speech by saying he is going to go fast. I was initially sceptical, but now I have watched this video three times and I am still finding resonating ideas within it. A good product should sell itself. Good products will get recommended. A personal recommendation is more valuable than a website lead. […]

Thursday, August 6th, 2009 at 23:33 0 comments

How many companies clearly define their culture and HR policy in a public way? Jack Welch of GE famously held the view that the bottom 10% of the company should be fired every year, but in the days of labor shortages that would be frowned upon. That’s why it was refreshing for me to see […]

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 at 18:40 0 comments

I was looking for good Product Management reading material, and was referred by a friend to the book “Getting Real” by 37Signals. What did I like? This book gets straight to the point, there is no bullshit whatsoever and it makes no apologies for that. Equally there is no room for bullshit in the product; […]

Monday, July 27th, 2009 at 23:35 0 comments

PipeNetworks have survived ANZ pulling the plug on their finance and have emerged from a share trading halt to announce that Project Runway is pushing ahead. It is great to see that even in tough financial times that profitable and well founded projects can still get through with smart companies banding together. It represents more […]

Saturday, December 20th, 2008 at 09:55 0 comments

As far as I am concerned, having a website without having a CRM/sales system behind it is like having a shopfront with no shop. People can view your products, but they can’t offload their hard earned cash. Why do that to yourself? Unfortunately it seems that companies need to literally see people banging on the […]

Thursday, November 6th, 2008 at 17:29 0 comments

It is all happening in the world of Australian Online RealEstate tonight! The Realestate.com.au board have announced the immediate departure of their long serving (since 2001) CEO, Simon Baker. This was a huge surprise, although the fact that he sent out about 50 LinkedIn recommendation requests to people (myself included) late Friday night should have […]

Monday, August 4th, 2008 at 23:13 2 comments

Some would say this is the silver lining to a US economic slowdown, a clean out of global mega-companies that prevent local competitors from entering the market. Starbucks seems to be the first to suffer publicly, with an announcement to close 61 of their 84 stores in Australia. The few stores that they are keeping […]

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 at 19:56 0 comments