Archive for February, 2010

Focus = f(humility,confidence)

Everybody in business knows that it is important to focus on few things and do them very well. Right? So why does almost no-one do it? Because it is very hard to do. Specifically, it is very hard to say “no”. Apple is one of the exceptions. It manages to stay very focused on a […]

Bing Cashback: I hope it’s worth it, Microsoft

I have a lot of fun working with Angie on, where she draws on about 18 years of experience as a designer, buyer, and fashion stylist to give people advice on what to wear and how to wear it. The site started out as a blog, but over time it has become much more […]

Cool idea, but not a big enough business

This is the number one reason that large companies discard great new product ideas, new markets, even potential acquisitions. In light of the existing revenue streams the new idea doesn’t make a material difference to the company’s bottom line. Not only in the short term, but in the long term too. The projected P&Ls always […]