I recently completed Atul Gawande's excellent book, The Checklist Manifesto. I know checklists sound boring, but Gawende shows how they can save lives in operating rooms, prevent airline disasters, and help investors. I thought the book had a lot of potential applications for scaling businesses, which I summed up in a blog post. Let me know if you have any questions or thoughts! ... See MoreSee Less
On a frozen Thursday afternoon in January, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 lifted off from LaGuardia Airport into a clear sky. The plane had only completed three minutes of the flight to Charlotte, North Carolina when the plane collided with a flock of Canadian geese, sucking birds into both of the pla...
Syed Mazhar HasanLooks good, maybe I'm wrong but seems kinda like lean canvas - financials + marketing priorities
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Amrita ChandraMark Evans I think it's great that you are helping companies figure out a framework for storytelling. I had a couple of suggestions to add - a box on voice and tone and also one on related imagery. These are things that often get overlooked but have a big impact on the way the story is delivered and received. If you needed space, target audience and buyer personas seem very similar to me, and I wonder if market trends is required?
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Welcome to Episode 28! Today we have Mark Organ, Founder & CEO at Influitive. Influitive helps B2B companies mobilize their army of advocates for more rapid and profitable revenue growth. Prior to Influitive, Mark was the founding CEO of Eloqua, ...
Congrats to Vemba on the recent raise (From UpFront Ventures among others [to those that read bothsidesofthetable])!
"Vemba, a Toronto-based video distribution and content discovery platform, has raised C$5 million in Series A funding. Upfront Ventures and Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments co-led the round, and were joined by the Enterprise Fund and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation." - Dan Primack ... See MoreSee Less
After two years of #maker #coder #cogger #splicer and #designer work with the perk of Schmaltz's "Bagel and Wolfhead Salmon" for coming in on the weekend(s), the Magniware team shipped "rthm" today - getrthm.com - a Toronto based start-up that has the potential to redefine how health analysis (DNA + Sensor + App) becomes useful with real-time, relevant health 'tips", all without a "rubber dongle" hanging around your wrist. The free App is all that's needed to start and like all start-ups, ...now the work begins! getrthm.com... See MoreSee Less
Marketplaces: Huge opportunities exist (see the Pew Research linked, even the most popular categories like ride and home sharing are barely used), yet building marketplaces are incredibly hard and there have been a slew of failures recently. But there will be winners who would learn/iterate from these mistakes. I came across the below fascinating stories (mostly by founders) explaining in detail why they failed and what are the challenges associated with building marketplaces that scale: