Published in “Managing Startups”

June 17, 2013

My blog post on SaaS pricing has been published in a book by O’Reilly called Managing Startups.  

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How Netflix Uses Your Data to Create Hit TV Shows

May 30, 2013

With free tools like Google Analytics everyone with a website is collecting “Big Data”. However, I’m amazed when companies use data to their advantage. The next few blog posts will be about how companies are leveraging data to dominate. Netflix is a company I’ve admired for years. Here are two ways they use data to […]

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Is this the Future of Customer Service?

May 20, 2013

Renting my Car in Phoenix from Someone in Omaha I just experienced the future of virtual customer support in retail stores. I landed in Phoenix and saw a massive line at Hertz. I thought I would be there for at least 2 hours. Then BAM! The line started moving a lot faster, after 4 machines fired […]

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I like TurboTax’s Speech Bubbles

April 16, 2013

Nobody likes Tax day…. except probably the people over at TurboTax. Their service is now the default way of filing taxes. I really like how on their pricing page they have speech bubbles so you can easily self-identify with a the best TurboTax plan for your needs. It is really hard to cater to the […]

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Shopping Carts Go Mobile

April 2, 2013

This is a guest blog post by Erin Schwartz, the lead marketing specialist behind 123Print. 123Print offers customizable print products for business and individuals, including the ability to make your own business cards and design other promotional items.  How easy is it to shop online with your mobile device? A couple days ago I was reading […]

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Is the Future of Showrooms a Taco Truck?

March 20, 2013

Everyone is going online these days and not even thinking about having a physical presence. It is cheaper, faster, and something you can start in a day! Your Product in Human Hands The hard part is still getting people to discover your product. Distribution is king! You can do online marketing … but what if […]

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I’m addicted the the Subway Surfers iPhone game – have you played it yet?

March 12, 2013

Quick shout out to Vasu Vadlamudi who provided a lot of the great insights below. Vasu was previously at Zynga and now at Delectable. If you are into wine, download his new app – you will love it! Everyone I know is addicted to Subway Surfers. Me, my 5 year old cousin, my mom, and the parking […]

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Simple Plan to Find a Business Partner

February 26, 2013

Here is a simple plan that can help you find a technical business partner. 3 Fundamental Principles You Must Know First Come to terms with the fact that no one wants to work for your idea Understand that everyone you talk to is in love with their own ideas Embrace the concept of helping others […]

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Don’t kill the Viber app

February 5, 2013

I thought this was a great sales copy! The viber app shows me a screen and reminds me to not kill their app (this was the first screen I saw after I relaunched their app). What I liked about it was they got inside my head. The addressed my biggest misunderstanding which was that I […]

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How to Get Thousands of People to Show up at a Mall in Japan

February 1, 2013

Need a million people to show up to your mall? That’s easy! Build a 60 Foot Robot that moves and talks. This got me and my wife to go check out the Diver City Mall in Tokyo, Japan. To show you how big it is, above is a picture of me next to the Robot’s foot. […]

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