Suhail Doshi: Avoid These Seven Temptations as a First Time Founder

Suhail Doshi, founder of Mixpanel, shared a candid assessment of mistakes he made in the first 18 months of the six startups he has founded in “The first 18 months of starting a company: it’s life or death.” Here are 7 key pieces of advice that highlight mistakes first founders [...]

Revisting Neuromancer After Three Decades

Neuromancer, William Gibson’s  first novel, was published in 1984. It helped to establish the cyberpunk genre of science fiction: a dark future where computing, communication, and artificial intelligence technologies were dominant, complemented by significant medical advances, large inhabited satellites in Earth orbit, and considerable drug use. I recently re-read it and [...]

By | 2018-08-01T13:02:37+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Books, Favorites, skmurphy|0 Comments

Superstimulus: Refining Online Interactions into Digital Heroin

Attention-selling business models have incentives for fostering unhealthy addictive behavior. They are refining online interactions into the equivalent of digital heroin: experiences that are highly pleasurable, highly addictive, and in the long run seriously harmful. My goal is to offer several perspectives on certain business models that encourage a “race [...]

By | 2018-08-14T15:20:31+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|Legal Issues, skmurphy|0 Comments

The House I Grew Up In

Some reflections on change, renewal, and transformation after watching a short video of the demolition of the house I grew up in. We think of our buildings as permanent, as much as we think of ourselves as permanent, but things change. […]

By | 2018-06-29T21:54:26+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|skmurphy|0 Comments

Intrapreneur Mindset and Key Skills

An intrapreneur is an employee who adopts the mindset of an entrepreneur to foster innovation inside of a larger firm. This blog post outlines key skills that an intrapreneur must master to identify useful inventions and get them adopted inside a firm to bring new value to customers. […]

By | 2018-06-29T23:58:27+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Intrapreneur|0 Comments

How To Scale Up Qualitative Research Efforts

Qualitative research that allows firms to understand unmet and emerging needs is now the bottleneck for the specification, development, and delivery of significant new products. This is the result of substantial investment in the last two decades in tools for software development, quantitative evaluative research, marketing and sales. This has [...]

By | 2018-07-06T18:12:36+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Customer Development, skmurphy|0 Comments