Play by your own rules

Listen to your users more than the press. Don’t get sucked into the gravity hole between you and your competition. Ruthlessly run your own path, not someone else’s. – Josh Williams

An excerpt from an insightful piece by Gowalla’s co-founder on how he let the competition and the press shape his startup’s priorities. A must read for anyone building a product.

I see it also as a classic case of letting “vanity metrics” drive decisions rather than focusing harder on rate-based metrics that might lead to the kind of breakthrus he alluded to in his piece (e.g. Instagram).

Listen to your users more than the press. Don’t get sucked into the gravity hole between you and your competition. Ruthlessly run your own path, not someone else’s. – Josh Williams An excerpt from an insightful piece by Gowalla’s co-founder on how he let the competition and the press shape his startup’s priorities. A must read for anyone building […]

Discovered this facinating visual history of Apple (by PopChartLab) and the background on creating the infographic (by FastCoDesign). It’s so interesting how complicated their product-line became during the early 90s when the company struggled so much and how much it focused upon Steve Jobs’ return.

Discovered this facinating visual history of Apple (by PopChartLab) and the background on creating the infographic (by FastCoDesign). It’s so interesting how complicated their product-line became during the early 90s when the company struggled so much and how much it focused upon Steve Jobs’ return.

Thoughts on Product Planning and Innovation

I’ve discussed with a few people recently different models for product planning and strategy which reminded me of a paper I put together last fall in my design innovation class. I’ll post the PDF here now and hope to make it a more formal blog post soon.

PDF: Leading Innovation Strategy and Process in Firms (1MB)

I’ve discussed with a few people recently different models for product planning and strategy which reminded me of a paper I put together last fall in my design innovation class. I’ll post the PDF here now and hope to make it a more formal blog post soon. PDF: Leading Innovation Strategy and Process in Firms […]

Thoughts on Product Planning and Innovation

I’ve discussed with a few people recently different models for product planning and strategy which reminded me of a paper I put together last fall in my design innovation class. I’ll post the PDF here now and hope to make it a more formal blog post soon.

PDF: Leading Innovation Strategy and Process in Firms (1MB)

I’ve discussed with a few people recently different models for product planning and strategy which reminded me of a paper I put together last fall in my design innovation class. I’ll post the PDF here now and hope to make it a more formal blog post soon. PDF: Leading Innovation Strategy and Process in Firms […]

Kodak’s on the Role of Pictures

Thanks to Dave Young for the tip. Kodak recently put together a tour of the role pictures will have in our lives in the future. Facinating to think how Kodak views their past role of sharing and protecting photos evolving into the future.

Flash Video (click skip, then on the tour sign)

Thanks to Dave Young for the tip. Kodak recently put together a tour of the role pictures will have in our lives in the future. Facinating to think how Kodak views their past role of sharing and protecting photos evolving into the future. Flash Video (click skip, then on the tour sign)