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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Three Big Leadership Turn-Offs

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These past few days I was reflecting on the new hire interviews I conducted in 2015 to see what I want to optimize in 2016 as our business grows and scales. One specific element I looked at was what behaviors caused me to begin to lose interest within the first 5 seconds of a discussion. […]

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Open sourcing my travel tips to tame the international road warrior in you

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I travel a ton. 90% of it is international and always multi-city trips. I recently exchanged messages with a friend who asked how I do it.  So as I return home this one last time in 2015, I thought I’d light up a blog post on what I do to make travel a little easier: […]

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On #SAPJam surpassing the 20M subscriber mark. (And why customers are the biggest winners.)

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This past week we announced that SAP Jam clocked over 21 million subscribers, sporting over 3X subscriber growth over the past 4 years.  I got the word a few weeks ago but sat on it to reflect on two things: 1. What it takes to scale so fast across each function, and within constraints. 2. How […]

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Who said giant bubbles in tech are a bad thing? SAP / Successfactors named leader by IDC!

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IDC just announced that Successfactors is a leader for Worldwide Social Technologies specifically related to its Integrated Talent Vendor Assessment. This one meant a lot as it directly put to test our stated product and go-to-market promise and singular focus on solving core functional KPIs, with purpose built collaboration software. Back in 2012 we entered the cloud collaboration […]

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Second Anniversary at SAP

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Today, April 2nd, marks my 2nd anniversary at SAP. I wrote this when I joined to describe what I felt was the opportunity to really change how work gets done. Few get the chance to define and execute a product and go-to-market strategy at a large company such as SAP. I’m privileged to be one […]

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