60 days in, 6 things I learned about Marketing Automation

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I’m now 60 days into my new role at Kahuna as of this week. In this time, I’ve met with tons of fantastic consumer marketing leaders to understand where their head is at. Before I get jaded and become a complete marketing automation insider, I wanted to size up the space as I see it. The terrific […]

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I’m joining the team at @Kahuna as CEO

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Today is my first day at Kahuna. Here’s why I joined: I look for two winning elements to get completely fired up about a new opportunity: First, is the customer pain point a big and gnarly one, and does it need solving right now? Second, do individuals on the team have the tenacity and heart […]

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Thank You, SAP

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I resigned from SAP this week. They say that the luckiest people are those who work the hardest. Whilst I can absolutely attest to that, there is no denying that I’ve been tremendously fortunate. At SAP, I was given the opportunity to build a business at a stellar software company that exemplifies how to excel by […]

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Four years in, #SAPJam hits the 34 million subscriber mark

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The news hit the wires this morning that SAP Jam, the flagship cloud collaboration product in our portfolio has just clocked 34 million subscribers. This represents a 70% year over year growth. Almost exactly four years ago we started this journey to transform how work gets done. Back then we formed a clear hypothesis for […]

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Guest post on TechCrunch: In defense of the Uber-ization of everything

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I posted a short rant about Digital Transformation for established enterprises on Facebook the other day. The skinny is that there is endless amounts of *why* and barely no opining on the *what* or *how* when it comes to executing any kind of digital transformation of your business or industry. Here’s a link to the […]

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Selling Up in #SaaS. Not what it’s cracked up to be

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The single most common pitfall I see in 90% of earlier stage product plans is a lethal misconception that aspiring to sell software to the highest levels of the organization, is better. This is blatantly obvious to many product leaders but foreign to equally as many. Trust me. It isn’t necessarily all that. It’s expensive: the […]

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Your Product Roadmap *is* your Product

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After building, marketing and selling lots of software, I’m convinced that the single most underutilized component to driving growth is your roadmap. In SaaS or consumer products monetized via an enterprise budget, you make your numbers because of your current feature set. But you blow out your quarter because your product and sales teams present […]

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