Monthly Archives: January 2012

Everything Old is New Again

I live for good questions which cause me to stand back and have to think and reflect. While attending Professor David Socha’s UW Bothell CSS 572 course on Evidence Based Design, during a break David asked me to compare and contrast … Continue reading

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Sifteo Siftables – So Near, So Far

A couple of months ago, my user experience researcher daughter, Liz Shelly, sent me an email asking if I’d see the Sifteo Siftables.  She was walking to lunch in the Financial District of San Francisco and came across some Sifteo employees … Continue reading

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Teams versus the Professor/Student Learning Relationship

Once again, I was reminded of the power of a committed group of good thinkers to generate insights with problems that have been bugging me for a while. Six of us got together yesterday to gain a preliminary understanding of … Continue reading

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A Little Strategic Networking to Finish the Week

Not often enough my schedule conspires to present a strategic networking day.  An excellent article in the Harvard Business Review “How Leaders Create and Use Networks” makes the distinction between Operational Networks, Personal Networks and Strategic Networks. Most of our … Continue reading

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First, Second and Third Raters

Every startup expertise blog or book starts with telling you how important talent is in hiring and shaping the team that is going to drive the startup.  The authors assert that you should always hire “A players.”  How do you … Continue reading

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Attenex Patterns History – The Critical First Year

A successful product has many parents.  No one claims a failed product. Attenex Patterns was both a successful AND an innovative visual analytics product. The seeds of the success occurred for six months before and after the founding of the … Continue reading

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What process should we use?

“The future is not a choice among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created – created first in mind and will, created next in activity.  The future is not someplace we are going to, but … Continue reading

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Heuristics for Building Great Products – Gordon Bell

One of the great entrepreneurs of the 20th Century died in 2011 – Ken Olsen who founded Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).  For 23 years, Gordon Bell served as the Executive Vice President for Research and Development (both hardware and software) … Continue reading

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Too Much to Know – The Death of the Long Form Book?

At dinner the other evening at Crush with my valued all things marketing and branding colleague, Katherine James Schuitemaker, I shared with her that I finally produced a draft of the book on Attenex Patterns I’ve wanted to write for … Continue reading

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The Other 90% of Software Product Development

So you’ve just finished your alpha software product and you are ready to release it to the world to get some feedback.  Congratulations.  Now you are ready for the next 90% of the software development effort – RAAMPUSS. In a … Continue reading

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