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Jun

08

2015
Everyone Needs a Plan, Even The Beatles

Everyone Needs a Plan, Even The Beatles

Imagine this studio session. Over there is John Lennon, one of the most distinctive voices of our time and a blistering guitarist.  Over on the other side of the studio is George Harrison, the so-called “quiet” Beatle, whose songwriting and musical phrasing has few equals.  On the drums is Ringo, the heart beat of the band, ever steady and lyrical.  Then there’s Paul McCartney, a musical savant...

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Mar

03

2015
In technology, the best products DON’T win…ever

In technology, the best products DON’T win…ever

The best marketed products win. The best sold products win. NOT the BEST products. Especially in technology. No one cares about your features and functions.   The road to enterprise software success is paved with the carcasses of product development executives who thought their code was more elegant, or more stable.  But Ariba and Oracle still kicked their butts. Don’t try to tell me that Apple...

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