Platforms and crowdsourcing: The office of the 21st century

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Personal Data is You

Personal Data

“Personal data isn’t property. It’s people. It’s as much a part of you as your eye color, the way your heart calms when you see beauty, and your world view. It may not be inside your skin but that doesn’t make it any less you. It’s you. It is you moving through time and space. […]

Collaboration 3.0


Collaboration 3.0: 8 trends today that will define our tools tomorrow from alexschiff

Optimizing “Freemium”

Making Freemium Model Work

From Ava Seave at Forbes: Professors Vineet Kumar, Clarence Lee and Sunil Gupta have been working on understanding the economic dynamics of freemium pricing by looking at customer behavior; their co-authored paper and an article by Kumar in the Harvard Business Review shed light on how companies can maximize profit, get upgrades and encourage referrals. […]

Creating a Market with Dynamic Pricing

From James Surowiecki article titled – “In Praise of Efficient Price Gouging” “In the four years since the car service Uber launched, it has been beset by criticism from myriad groups, including city officials annoyed by its sometimes cavalier attitude toward regulation and taxi companies annoyed by increased competition. Some of the harshest criticism, though, […]

Benchmarking your SaaS business

Pacific Crest and David Skok have released a survey benchmarking SaaS metrics for early and growth stage companies. The entire report is well worth reading. Redpoint VC Tomasz Tunguz (@ttunguz) lists his 6 most important benchmarks and observations from the report. 1. Inside Sales Driven Companies Grow Fastest Inside sales driven distribution companies grow about 40% faster […]

Creating a new market


  What lessons for the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) industry can be learned from companies who have successfully created new markets and have become the new market leaders? The creation of the mobile market provides lessons for companies who aspire to create and lead the IoT market. Let’s look back… Apple created a new […]