Why Collaboration Fails

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Three years ago I joined SAP / SuccessFactors to lead products and go-to-market for its collaboration business. 3 years in and over 18 million subscribers later, we’ve learned a lot about how to build high velocity, meaningful cloud products that drive tangible performance for our customers.  I was privileged to do a guest post on CMS Wire […]

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Observing Americana. And Why Silicon Valley needs to get out more

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This past week I was with my family in Orlando, mostly bouncing from Beedo to Hagrid. Universal Studios is an extremely good random sample of mainstream Americana for Silicon Valley tech. Some observations that jumped out at me: Self-health tech need to er..stretch more: America is overweight and fitness bands haven’t really made a dent in mainstream America. I […]

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The Dollar Shave Club of Everything

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Summary: Whilst technology has significantly brought costs of production and distribution down, for consumers or businesses the cost of goods we procure has remained as high as ever. But that’s about to change. The systematic dismantling of unit cost economics of existing markets across many industries is now underway. Jonathan Rothberg has raised $100 million to […]

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Heart and Hustle in Indian HR #hrtech

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This past week was an immersive boot camp for me on the state of human capital management in India. I had the privilege of keynoting two events – TechHR 2014, India’s first HR Tech Conference in Gurgaon, followed by HRConnect, SAP/ Successfactors regional HR conference in Mumbai and participating in a working dinner session with 18 CHRO’s representing some […]

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Tasty Salted Pig Parts

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Tasty Salted Pig Parts is the tag line for Chef Chris Cosentino’s Boccalone, a meticulously well-stocked salumeria inside San Francisco’s Ferry Building.  I’ve hunted down salumerias in the back alleys of many little towns in Emilia Romagna. Trust me – Boccalone is really all that. I highly recommend it. What does this have to do with technology products? […]

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pretzel logic: l’acte deux

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Five years ago I started this blog because I felt really strongly about an ill conceived contention in a blog post about the promise of RSS. Hours before I read that post, I had no intention or desire to blog but I felt really strongly about my PoV and decided to put up a blog […]

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The Government-ization of IT. #bigdata

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As we in the private sector fawn over the opportunity that is Big Data, details about PRISM give me the feeling that we’re likely the butt of many jokes in the Government Sector. As we waffle over the applicability of big data, PRISM proves that we really didn’t start the fire – the government has been mastering […]

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