Should startups care about profitability?

There are certain topics that even some of the smartest people I talk with who aren’t startup oriented can’t fully grok. One of them is whether profitability matters. It’s common cocktail party chatter to hear people confidently pronounce that some well known startup is sure to blow up. Or you know the other one — the one […]

One thing separates creators from consumers

Enterprise applications are complex — there is an insane amount of information that is to be displayed that contains data from various sources, modules and users. There are complex graphs, usage patterns, and lists of data that need to be skimmed through before one can make sense of what the console is getting at. “The biggest challenge […]

What to do if tour product isn’t growing

As a founder, product lead at Pinterest and PM for a couple products at Google, as well as a growth partner for Initialized Capital, I’ve seen many product teams struggle to grow. Many products start out with a bang. Some find product-market fit with sustained growth. A few have gone through spurts of hyper-growth. But […]

More Law Firm Implosions to Come

The prospect of more law firms imploding is a scary one for both partners and law job seekers, but according to the law firm consultant Bruce MacEwen, who also blogs at AdamSmithEsq.com, there will be more implosions among the Big Law category firms: and some of the names will be brand name firms. MacEwen’s prediction […]