The Value of Peer Groups

Late last week, I began having conversations with the folks at the Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster about the possibility of Brightmetrics becoming an affiliate client there. The SMBC is a really top notch startup incubator and I believe the residents there have a real leg up. The mentors are all very successful people that are […]

Read More

UI is hard

I assume that a lot of the people that are reading this blog know that we are developing a new service around data visualization for small and medium sized businesses. It’s really exciting for us. Especially because, as a lot of you know, I recently exited a company and this is a product that I […]

Read More

Using Charts Like a Lamp-posts

“He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts…for support rather than illumination.”  — Andrew Lang (1844-1912) Scottish poet, novelist and literary critic It isn’t new. Statistics and graphics don’t have to mean anything or even offer any real information. Often, charts are there for the sole purpose of eliciting an emotion. The party doing […]

Read More

Pattern Recognition

I’ve touched on this in previous posts but I really believe that it is one of the most important topics that we can discuss. Of all the skills the best run companies can have, it is pattern recognition that set the highest functioning organizations apart. The Wharton Business School even offers an entire course dedicated […]

Read More

Why Choose to be an Entrepreneur

I’ll admit it. I a bit short on time this week so I’m doubling up the usage of a piece I wrote. I wrote most of this posting as a response to an application for an entrepreneur’s group I’m considering joining. But in doing that, I really got to thinking about why I love starting […]

Read More
Page 8 of 9« First...56789