Category Archive for: Management

Teaching the growth mindset

My professor wife grabbed this from a talk she sat in on.  It could be a primer on start ups as well.  Or on developing a creativity mindset.

rVibe is not a start-up poster child.

I attended an economic development breakfast today and was confronted with what rVibe is not.  We’re not a start-up poster child.  Here is what a start-up poster child seems to be: Founder started company in college, he/she graduates Company receives investment Original idea is deployed, commercialized and generating revenue Company expands and hires more staff…

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How we understand our sales pipe

There are lots of ways to create, manipulate, and track a sales pipeline. And it all comes down to sales process. For a company likes ours with products like ours, we are not exactly a long buy cycle sale, but we’re also not an impulse buy sale. So, there is a middle ground we need…

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The missing link in internet pure plays – customer intimacy

When you look at business operating models, there are generally only three from which to choose:  Operational efficiency, Product innovation and Customer intimacy.  To understand these, it’s effective to look at three companies that exemplify these models: Operational efficiency:  Wal-Mart.  Wal-Mart’s goal of lower pricing is driven by operational efficiency. Down to prioritizing their long-haul…

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Potential versus performance, hiring, investing and outlook on life

So – I am one of those people who likes to enumerate things and attempt to fit life into bivalent categories. Most of the time I fail miserably (when will I learn), and my company’s product woefully defies simple categorization, and life is far richer than that, but I attempt to anyway. And here, as I…

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MusicIP – new cool stuff

MusicIP has just released their new reporting stuff and it’s very cool.  I chatted with Adam over there and we’re going to see what we can do to move some of their new analytics into rVibe. I see it as an ad delivery play, they see it a little differently, but interested in exploring how our use of…

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CFO review

Just finishing up a CFO/COO review of our company. That means we had an external consultant come in and tell us all the things that are wrong with how we manage our financial and operations house. Verdict: Not bad at all! What a nice find. We had some gaps in our GAAP accounting on transactions…

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CFO review

Just finishing up a CFO/COO review of our company. That means we had an external consultant come in and tell us all the things that are wrong with how we manage our financial and operations house. Verdict: Not bad at all! What a nice find. We had some gaps in our GAAP accounting on transactions…

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No rest for the weary

Well – even prior to the beta launch, we’re already on to the platform re-design.  Since we have auto update for the client, we can roll out changes fairly seamlessly, and we’re already on the move. Over the next month we’ll both be incorporating changes from user feedback as well as beginning to implement improvements…

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Speaking at the Lehigh vSeries

Dale Falcinelli asked me to speak at his vSeries at Lehigh to discuss our IP strategy; he thinks what we’re doing (IP wise) is really interesting. At first I thought he was joking and making fun, I mean – we have IP – so what???  Then I realized he’s looking at it from the Entrepreneur’s perspective.…

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