Monthly Archives: January 2012

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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Competing Product Design Centers

Traditionally product planning is the realm of the software engineering team represented by a program manager or engineering manager and the marketing team represented by a product manager or product marketing manager.  Often, these activities became exercises in “list management” … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities – Really?

Russ Ackoff shared that the best knowledge system he knew was to have an intelligent set of graduate students that knew him.  In 1985 when we were meeting regularly, he described the joy every morning of coming in and having … Continue reading

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Cameron Crazie for a Night

I am an over the top obnoxious Duke Men’s Basketball fan.  I have to be as the rest of my siblings and my wife and her siblings are Carolina graduates (now there is an oxymoron). Ever since I entered the … Continue reading

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Beautiful Day at Duke University

What a quick way to drop away forty years of my life as I revisited Duke University this week.  As I walked around the quadrangles, so many memories from my four years as an undergraduate came flooding back.  Thoughts I … Continue reading

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