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Product Leader – Your Comfort Zone Kills Innovation

280 Group

Being a Product Leader Tasked with Disruptive Innovation In the 2006 article “Inhibitors of disruptive innovation capability: a conceptual model” author Marnix Assink found several ways in which large companies inhibit disruptive innovation, including: the inability to unlearn obsolete mental models clinging to a successful dominant design or business (..)

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Welcoming our newest board member to Intercom

Intercom, Inc.

. “The magic of Intercom’s technology is that it makes the internet feel human, which is a compelling value proposition at this stage of the digital evolution” She joined Google in 2006 and for 10 years was in a variety of business leadership roles including Vice President of Global Sales and Vice President and Managing Director for (..)


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Alchemer Acquires Apptentive, Market-Leading Mobile Feedback Platform

Alchemer Mobile

Founded in 2006, Alchemer helps businesses collect, analyze, and leverage customer and employee feedback to proactively drive better engagement, retention, and user experience.

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Product Failure is An Opportunity

The Product Coalition

The dating platform “YouTube” rebranded as a video website and sold in 2006 to Google for USD 1.6 The decision to pivot in 2006 came at the right time and allowed the team to fully focus on the Twitter product and all of its 5,000 users at the time. Does the product have an imbalanced cost benefit? They called the product “Twttr”.

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Good Beta/Bad Beta: The Fundamentals of Beta Testing for Product Managers

280 Group

Now, you may have heard tales about good beta tests, like Airbnb launching a beta that drove signups from 5,000 to 75,000 in just a single night or Slack’s Pre-Preview Release that kickstarted their success, and bad beta tests, like Apple Maps in 2012 or Windows Vista in 2006. Some of us may have even lived them.

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Restoring Media Assets by Harnessing the Power of Machine Learning

Emerge Insights

Snow Leopard (2006) on my personal blog, upscaling them from their original 1920 x 1200 resolutions to 5k, likely much higher than even the original photos ever existed. Recently, I restored a bunch of old macOS (OS X) desktop backgrounds from OS X 10.6 It made a minor splash. The big question I kept getting […].

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Quiet Light x BoS 2023

Business of Software Conference

Late in 2006 Mark Daoust, received a call from a good friend and fellow entrepreneur who was considering selling his 8-year-old web hosting website. Just 10 months prior Mark had sold his own profitable website and was looking for a new direction. Quiet Light was founded with this phone call.

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