Can’t wait to Read!

via I know I am late to the game but I FINALLY ordered my copy of “The Four Steps to the Epiphany” by Steve Blank….can’t wait to read it as it has been one of the single most frequently recommended read from folks. Not exactly an early adopter on this one but I’m hoping […]

Updated Customer Development Image | Market By Numbers | Marketing Help

via Really great illustrative piece of work by Brant Cooper that nicely outlines the customer evoluation…go to Brant’s Market By Numbers blog and add to your reader if you are at all interested in customer development. Posted via web from Paul’s posterous Like this:Like Loading…

You can ALWAYS do less – (from

The hardest part about making good software that ships on time is knowing what and when to sacrifice. As programmers and designers, we often fall in love with our requirements and are unable to kill our darlings. We mistake what we said we’ll do with what must be done. It’s rarely so; you can always […]


via I think it is fair to say that perhaps the best business lessons of our time were not taught by Rocky Balboa however I came across this courtesy of @msuster and his blog Both Sides of The Table ( For all entrepreneurs, startups and business folks this is an important lesson to remember. […]

Chris Brogan – Home Base in your Social Media Strategy

One of the biggest voices in Social Media Chris Brogan has a new post up today which includes the above diagram that Chris put together which is one of the most illustrative and on point I have seen.  The diagram, and Chris’s post, clearly articulate his theory of Home Base and Outposts.  Check out and […]

What do you do in bad meeting…

Lots of comments on this twitter post "Ever have(non-internal) meetings w/ someone & u know 5 min in that it isn't going to you stay, be courteous or bail, I've done both" I thought I'd move th dialogue here.   My concern in bailing is as @mbertulli mentioned some people just don't make good […]

Fail TO Succeed!!

Jordan on Success "'I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot… and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that's precisely why I succeed''." -Michael Jordan […]

Great reminder from Seth’s Blog Today

In today’s post from Saul he says “If Wal-Mart or some cultural shift has turned what you do into a commodity, don't argue. Find a new place before the competition does. It's not easy or fair, but it's true”.  It is something I hear a lot of complaints from folks about but I think we […]

Building a Community….Step 1

My company Ivara operates in a fantastic market that is full of opportunities to engage with a robust, knowledgeable group of employees, customers, competitors and thought leaders.  While the current economy presents challenges for us and our customers alike it is also a great opportunity for us to band together and share our experiences (good […]

Weekend Reading

I am a reader!  I love to read but rarely find the time to be able to dedicate hours to get into a book.  Wasn’t convinced that audio-books were for me but I have spent a chunk of time on the weekend listening to the legend Seth Godin new book Tribes on my iPod.  If […]