Category Archives: Value Capture

Lifelet: Value is Co-Created

Many moons ago, Katherine James Schuitemaker entered my life as I interviewed her for a senior marketing position at Aldus.  It was my first explicit encounter with Value Co-creation. I asked Katherine “what is your philosophy and understanding of branding?” … Continue reading

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Business 101 for Designers

The following is an early draft of what will be a sequence of posts.  I am still struggling with how to bring business alive for individual contributors and managers who only have their one area of expertise in a company … Continue reading

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From Pages to Places: The Transformation of Presence

Synchronicity is a wonderful thing. “Watch legendary Disney animator Glen Keane draw in virtual reality” leaped from my morning email. I clicked on the web page and up came a short article that started with “Virtual reality is a potent … Continue reading

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Emails to a Young Entrepreneur – The Dialog Begins

From: Mikhail Rostov mikhail@emailstoskip.com To: Skip Walter skip@emailstoskip.com Professor Skip, As I was sitting in front of my locker staring at the detritus of my three year combined MBA and Master of Design program at the Institute of Design, I was deep … Continue reading

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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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