Month: November 2007

Using Web 2.0 Technology to Enable Strategic Selling: A Sales Executive Forum

I have had two interesting conversations with friends who are frustrated with some of the internal deficiencies within their companies. Both of my friends are accountants, but work for different firms and in different departments. However, they are both part of itinerant work forces and have the same problem. While out of the office, they …

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Giving Thanks

It’s appropriate on Thanksgiving to think of the things we have to be grateful for. My short list: Health Family Friends Opportunity As an entrepreneur I am interested in getting something new done. But life is what happens while you are making other plans. I can sometimes get so focused on trying to make a …

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Peter Drucker on Why Entrepreneurs Reject Unexpected Success

When Peter Drucker passed away in November of 2005, Inc. Magazine assembled collection of articles, book reviews, and interviews from their archives entitled “Peter Drucker: an Intellectual Compass” to honor his legacy. The first one listed is longtime editor-in-chief George Gendron‘s interview “Flashes of Genius” for the May 1996. Gendron’s introduction has a great analogy …

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Crucial Marketing Concepts for Technology Introduction at SF Bay ACM Wrap-up

So last night’s talk at the SF Bay ACM on “Crucial Marketing Concepts for Technology Introduction” was a blast. If you missed it we didn’t hand out slides but we did hand out copies of the short form of the Crucial Marketing Concepts article. It was a very technical audience, almost entirely software engineers and …

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Dutch Business Breakfast at US Market Access Center

I had the opportunity to attend a “Dutch Business Breakfast” that morning. It was organized by the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency and held at the US Market Access Center. There were three speakers who addressed the challenges of European firms coming to Silicon Valley, followed by individual presentations by about a dozen Dutch startups. Chris …

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