Wise words regarding board meetings

Super valuable advice shared by Bilal Zuberi on hist twitter account on May 12th 2018. All merit belongs to Bilal, I'm just compiling and writing down for future memory. "1) Attended a whole bunch of Board meetings this week on both coasts. Sharing some quick observations on what I typically see work well at Board … Continue reading Wise words regarding board meetings

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It’s more important to be kind than clever

Nice story by Jeff Bezos on the importance of your human side "So by all means, encourage your people to embrace technology, get great at business analytics, and otherwise ramp up the efficiency of everything they do. But just make sure all their efficiency doesn't come at the expense of their humanity. Small gestures can send … Continue reading It’s more important to be kind than clever

Mobile advertising landscape

      Mobile advertising is relatively tiny: U.S. mobile ad revenue was $1.2 billion last year, a tiny fraction of overall U.S. ad spend. And most "mobile ads" were simply search and display ads viewed on mobile.  According to BI Intelligence estimates, mobile advertising is on track to hit $3.2 billion this year. Why? … Continue reading Mobile advertising landscape

Bottleneck buster

5 Ways To Break Through Innovation Bottlenecks "Citi conceived a highly disruptive new business model for a core banking franchise. This new model blended new technology, user-centric design principles, and process innovation to strengthen the bond between banker and client. But the new business model ran the risk of running into several of the bank's … Continue reading Bottleneck buster

Just culture – Etsy’s blameless culture regarding errors

"Dickerson instituted a culture of blamelessness across the company since he got promoted from CTO to CEO last July—a culture that's allowed Etsy employees to take more risks and move faster. (...) Mistakes happen. When they happen at Etsy, they're reviewed in what's called a "blameless post-mortem." Holding a blameless post-mortem is pretty simple—once you … Continue reading Just culture – Etsy’s blameless culture regarding errors

The future of mobile – March 2012

"(...) - In a few years, the number of mobile devices will DWARF the number of PCs - Currently, 835 million smartphones vs. 5.6 billion dumbphones - In the US, the rate is almost 50-50; globally, the conversion has just started - Tablets alone should pass PC sales in 2-3 years - iOS and Android … Continue reading The future of mobile – March 2012