To pick up on the last post - "What is an inflection point (and why should you care)?" I love the classic Woody Allen film, "Annie Hall" and think Alvy Singer may have nailed not just the secret to love relationships, but also the vulnerability of company growth when he said, "like a shark, they must move forward or die."
Dust off your textbook on differential calculus and you'll find an inflection point defined something like this: a point on a curve at which the concavity or curvature changes sign from plus (positive curvature) to minus (negative curvature) or from minus to plus.
Like many folks, I watch and participate in a bunch of groups on LinkedIn. Among them is one called Go-To-Market Strategy. Recently someone posted a topic looking for the fundamental cornerstones of a sound GTM. I couldn't help but comment. This is what I've done for my entire career, in startups and new products/services for established companies.
My business partner, Mitchel Laskey, and I have been invited by Starter Studio in Orlando to be part of a team of mentors for their third class of technology start-ups.
Have you ever stopped to think about what your software development process says about your company culture? Is your organization a quick-to-act, fast-paced, huddle-up then get-on-it kind of place or more structured, with decisions starting at the top then analyzed and debated before being communicated to all in a well-documented plan?
The last time I wrote about healthcare it was on technologies and innovations that make healthcare go. Even though I actually built software to try and address it, I'll admit that until recently I had a pretty esoteric point of view on the healthcare experience for patients in the actual process of something like a surgery.
Thirty years seems like a long time some days. But it's been a fun and challenging ride, and I've had the good fortune of getting it mostly right over the years.