Category Archives: Value Capture

Rand Fishkin on Network Effects for raising capital

At the 9Mile Labs Milestone 9 event, Rand Fishkin of Moz was given the Entrepreneurial Einstein award voted on by the nine accelerator companies for his talk on “12 Lessons Learned Building Moz.” Throughout the talk Rand constantly referenced the TAGFEE … Continue reading

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LifeLet: 9Mile Labs Milestone 9

What a great day September 10, 2013 was to see the nine companies of 9Mile Labs Cohort I present their business and products to an enthusiastic audience at Seattle’s Bell Harbor Conference Center. Benjamin Romano wrote a great article at … Continue reading

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Advice to a wannabe entrepreneur

More times than I can count (or even want to remember) some aspiring entrepreneur contacts me to ask for advice on how to start a business and bring their idea to market. The QBQ (question behind their question) is often … Continue reading

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Conveying Complex Thoughts

While preparing for my recent presentation for the Design Strategy Conference 2012, I went through a labor of love trying to make some complex ideas and experiences understandable. To help me with this process, I engaged my colleague, Christine Martell … Continue reading

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When Science and Art Dance – Business Results

Each year the Institute of Design in Chicago, IL, holds a Design Strategy Conference.  This year, Patrick Whitney, asked me if I would share how we used the human centered design process to develop Attenex Patterns. The video of the … Continue reading

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Company as Product

In the middle of his entertaining and energetic lecture at the University of Washington’s Foster Business School in an entrepreneuring class, Ralph Derrickson suddenly stopped at the left side of the room. He started chuckling and said “You know as … Continue reading

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Growth Partners

Working with startup entrepreneurs, I am often asked “What else should I be thinking about?” Invariably the answer is “what are you doing to create growth partners?” The experienced startup entrepreneurs will think through and develop plans for a channel … Continue reading

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Good Software Never Dies – ALL-IN-1 becomes Enterprise Vault

In 1979, John Churin and I created an enterprise Office Automation product called ALL-IN-1.  I left the full time management of the project in 1986 and then left Digital Equipment Corporation in 1990.  For some 18 years, ALL-IN-1 generated $1 … Continue reading

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The Making of Enterprise Software – All-IN-1

In the early 1980s I was part of Digital Equipment Corporation’s (DEC) Software Services group in Charlotte, NC.  The unit I was a part of consisted of 10 software specialists and a manager.  Due to the nature of our remote … Continue reading

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Evolving a Personal Software Design Process

Self observing is always a dangerous proposition.  I remember my father-in-law, Dr. Michael Keleher, always remarking “the doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient.” The following notes are a result of self-observing myself when I am designing … Continue reading

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