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Capitalism, Domination, Innovation, Microsoft, Google…

Bill Gates is not a bad guy & yet Microsoft got a lot of heat for curtailing innovation by using their dominance in Operating Systems. The nature of corporations & capitalism is such that one needs to push the envelope & dominate. Imagine, … Continue reading

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How Large Incumbent Products Get Killed By Startups

This is an excellent case study unfolding in real time in the A/B Testing software industry on how large incumbent products (Adobe’s Omniture – Test & Target) get killed by startups (Optimizely) . The core of the issue seems to be something called… Continue reading

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Asana and Basecamp (37 Signals)

The reason most project management tools suck is that they add more friction to collaboration by being more heavy duty than light weight. Basecamp by 37Signals made it extremely light weight when compared to MS project or other “leading” project c… Continue reading

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Why Yahoo & Other Public Internet Companies Can’t Innovate

Yahoo & other public internet companies are mostly consumer facing application and the UI that most people interact with is everything. You can optimize all you want on the backend but if the user experience does not change drastically, then the c… Continue reading

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Very Brief History of Encouraging Employee Creativity: 3M, Krishna Bharat, Paul Buchheit, Google & "More Wood Behind Arrows"

3M first came up with the idea of 15% time . Google’s Krishna Bharat came up with Google News in his spare time. Paul Buchheit also came up with the initial prototype of Gmail in his spare time. Then everybody starts talking about Google’s 20% tim… Continue reading

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