Strategy

From Zero to Hero

Building great tech teams is a really tough challenge. A lot of engineers underestimate how hard it can be. But software is just the result of putting the right people in the room and...

3 Myths about Innovation

Innovation, simply defined, is the process that takes new ideas and implements them in a way that creates value. It's not the same thing as invention, which is an event that occurs at a...

The Evolving Perceptions of Digital Transformation

I started including digital transformation on my teaching courses just over four years ago, a year later creating a standalone program; although many of the ideas had been there for a long time. Companies...

Killing Unicorns – Startup Valuation in Perspective

We have all seen statements such as "Uber is worth four times more than Hertz, and it doesn't own a single car." While there is a kernel of truth to this statement--Uber's latest round...

Airbnb and Fair Profit Distribution

Airbnb has written to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)requesting an end to the rule that currently prevents companies from giving shares to anyone other than employees or investors. The missive is in...

Before the Design comes the Data

To build a successful product design we have two key players, Data & Design, those needs to be the true love, they need be together all the times data will inform your decisions and...

The Unsplash Story: From almost Broke to 5 Million Visitors

How could you go from almost no traction and running out of money, to getting millions of visitors to your website? You could do like Crew accidentally did with Unsplash. Create an open source side...

The Art of Minimalism for Startups

I want to blog about this topic because minimalism, meant as the art of doing only the essential, is a very hard thing to do. Writing about things helps me with having a clear...

Lessons from Chinese Companies and Chinese Consumers

This is a story documenting the observations and learnings from the Fynd team’s week in Shanghai & Beijing in July 2018 The points written here are purely our opinions and observations based on our conversations...

500 Lessons that We Learnt from 500 Startups

“…nooow you can unfaaasten your seatbelt’ and tuuurn on your electronic deeevices” says Matthew McConaughey-like voice on a bird that carries me over the ocean, far from Silicon Valley. I reinterpret his announcement as...