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Performance – show it if you got it!

Performance – show it if you got it!

I have discussed, in the past, that performance is to be measured and tracked, especially in a world where consumer attention wanes after a few seconds (so bad performance means losing customers). Well, I have found a tremendous example: Heathrow is one of the most expensive airports in the world in passenger charges, as well … Continue reading

The story of the stranded POC

The story of the stranded POC

[Ninja Tel – a fantastic cellular tower POC by defcon.] …It all began with the following conversation [artistic liberties abused]: “Operations Gal“: We need to delete all those freeloader free accounts using our service. “Director of Products“: Sounds great, do that. [time passes] “Operations Gal“: We are deleting the 50,000 free accounts not marked as … Continue reading

Kindle vs. iPad redux – distractions

Kindle vs. iPad redux – distractions

In his book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains” Nicholas Carr explains how hyperlinks alter our experience of media: “links don’t just point us to related or supplemental works; they propel us towards them.” This came to mind as I was reflecting on my recent move from Amazon’s device to Apple’s. … Continue reading

Partner ecosystem – foster growth by sharing

Partner ecosystem – foster growth by sharing

Working in Online Video, I am enlightened daily by the amount of innovation going on in this space, and how much inter-company collaboration is going on. In the video industry, co-innovation is ingrained. Consider how much technology is involved in taking the output of your HD cam and streaming it to your iPad: content must be … Continue reading

Why video keeps me up at night

Why video keeps me up at night

As I prepare for a great video event next week, I am constantly reminded why I like video. Out of all the industries I had the good fortune to take a part of, video remains more of an art form than a science. Before you jump: yes, video delivery, video performance and even viewer analytics … Continue reading

The most important trait of a product manager

The most important trait of a product manager

I recently came across a LinkedIn survey asking the  above question – what is the most important qualification for a product manager. Curiously, the answers were: Energy and Passion Visionary Demonstrate Leadership Multitasking Problem Solving Granted, all of the above are great qualities for any employee, especially a leader in a cross functional organization (like most product … Continue reading