It’s launch time [ish]…

In the coming weeks I will be involved in an unprecedented (for me anyway) volume of company/product launches (not sure if launches are the right word anymore): SocialGuides – now-ish Feedtrace – Public Beta – early February company x – major new product release – soon enough Going to be an amazing 45 days!

It’s your EQUITY – manage it wisely…

As a founder equity tends to be one of the most cherished assets at your startup.  For many of us, it is ONE of the drivers of entrepreneurship – to own our businesses and have a shot at real wealth creation (wealth is different than rich – you can get rich in corporate America).  I’ve … Continue reading

Obama mobile phone in Kenya – for real!

As some of you may know, I love emerging markets mobile.  Its one of the most exciting technology opportunities out there.  I’m been fortunate to do some work in the Middle East and Africa with Mobile-XL.  While working with them, I met one of the founders of Mi-Fone.  He is a cool guy and they … Continue reading

Viral analytics and metrics – go viral young startup

One of the things I am passionate about is analytics and metrics. I’m most interested in gathering a breadth and leveraging them to drive solid decision making. While at IBM I worked closely with a group of exceptionally talented researchers (marketing and technology) to develop a host of models used to drive broad reaching strategy … Continue reading

Xing & SocialMedian – BSN a 2HR?

Note:  these are just my quick thoughts on the acquisition. First and foremost, congrats to the team at Social|Median for getting acquired by Xing.  I’ve been watching them grow (its been less than a year!) and am impressed on how regularly and rapidly they iterated new features to drive community growth and how they parlayed … Continue reading