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Bezos Most Brilliant Move

It is not what you may guess and it’s not sexy, its API’s! Someone recently asked me what I thought was one of the most important factors to their success and I believe a lot gets tracked back to an internal memo back that read something like this:  All teams will henceforth expose their data and functionality through service interfaces.Teams must communicate with each other through these...

Impact of the Internet

The slide below from 2015 continues to stay on the top of my mind, which happens to come from my favorite annual report. I would love to see something updated that has big areas of GDP vs. Internet penetration. But for me this is inspiring, as you move away from consumer and business applications, you start to hit on areas that drive positive impact and have the capacity to improve peoples...

Rinse & Repeat (keep it simple)

Founders have visions and (by default) they feel that the future world should look different and if they understand the space that they are working in, they are likely right. But there is a big gap between today’s world and their future vision and the way you get there is one step at a time. So how does this effect early stage companies? Since your capital is limited, you have to make your bet, stay...

SaaS Funding in 2018

A friend just passed this along I thought it was worth the repost. Original medium post is...

What is Constant Commissioning?

Spending more time in the Energy space has emphasized how much opportunity that there is in the world to use data to improve outcomes. I have found almost identical concepts to adaptive learning in the education space, so I wanted to take a minute and introduce constant commissioning to my LinkedIn friends! (and for those in the Energy space that want to learn more about Adaptive Learning – see here). According...

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