Godin: Intuition vs Analysis

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seth asks a great question that is usually quite a point of contention for Software Product Managers…. Do you go with Intuition or Analysis? My personal view on this is that you it’s a delicate combination of the two. When I think about analysis, I think about data. It could be data regarding competition, use, feedback, resources, and productivity. The problem is that analysis is heavily dependant on history, not innovation and the future. While

My Freakonomics – Save Your Budget with Better Wages

Reading Time: 3 minutes I just completed reading Freakonomics. It’s been a while since I couldn’t put down a business book. I purchased this book on Saturday night and started reading it on Sunday. I finished it a few minutes ago. I admit that it even took up some of my mornings, making me late for work. At the core of this book is the unique perspective that Steven D. Levitt takes when he analyzes situations. What I lack

Ridiculous Use of Email Marketing

Reading Time: 2 minutes I receive an email every week or two (I’m not sure which because I delete them) from Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick. The show is focused on business in the Indianapolis Region. The show is pretty good and, in the past, the newsletters were really informative. However, someone decided over there that since they are predominantly a visual medium, that’s how they are going to send their emails now. This is a ridiculous use

Bill Gates and Napoleon Dynamite

Reading Time: < 1 minute This video is simply too funny – a video of the real Bill Gates and Napolean Dynamite clowning around.

Google Reader from Google Labs

Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s way too late and I should really be asleep. But I’m not. I blame it on Google. I was checking out some links that were referencing my blog in Google Analytics and came across: http://www.google.com/reader/view/ I decided to see what the link was so I threw it in my address bar. I’m glad I did! Google has built a slick little web-based feedreader. I put all my subscriptions in there to all the blogs