January, 2013

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The Best Startups Minimize Their Dimensions of Innovation

Sachin Rekhi

The best startups choose a main dimension or two of innovation and invest significant effort to truly differentiate themselves from the rest of the market along that dimension. At the same time, they leverage existing best practices along other potential dimensions of innovation and choose not to reinvent in those aspects of their business. This enables them to take smart risks by focusing on what they can dedicate the needed resources to win.

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Has Outsourcing killed Employee Loyalty?

SidsAvenue

Outsourcing has been the industry norm for sometime now. Outsourcing is the fuel on which countries like India and China are propelling towards development. I personally have been a part of IT industry working on Outsourced projects for the past 8 years. Outsourcing is a win-win situation for both the company that outsources the work and for the company that bags the work.

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How important is domain expertise?

Product Management and Strategic Marketing

Anyone who has come across job postings for product management roles has seen requirements such as these: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent. MBA or advanced degree preferred. 8+ years of successful product management. Minimum 5 years of experience with “insert the domain expertise here” related technologies.

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Parallax Paralysis

Bryce York

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the software of the web isn’t ready for the influx of parallax backgrounds that are flooding the web. What I’m referring to here is the scrolling backgrounds all over the web that move at different speeds to the ‘foreground’ in order to create the perception of 3D layering. Example.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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What is Product Management?

Sachin Rekhi

The role of product management in technology firms is a critically important one that is often misunderstood. I’ve done product management at Microsoft, LinkedIn, and various startups, though my product management experience during my years at Microsoft (where it’s called program management) were the most formative and I continue to leverage those lessons to this day, especially when advising new product managers on how to think about their role and where they should be focusing their time.

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Considerations in Designing a Developer Platform

Sachin Rekhi

The meteoric rise of developer platforms over the last seven years has been impressive to watch and a major boon to the social and mobile ecosystems. Twitter (API launched in 2006), Facebook (2007), and Apple iOS (2008) alone have spurred developers to build massive businesses on top of their platforms and simultaneously driven significant user growth for the platforms themselves.

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Three Important Criteria for Evaluating Your Next Startup

Sachin Rekhi

When evaluating a startup idea, it's important to leverage the collective wisdom of what makes a startup successful, including evaluating the market opportunity, understanding how your product will significantly improve upon what already exists, evaluating the team's strengths, understanding your user acquisition strategy, and critiquing the business model.

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Index of Jugaad - Gauge Human Potential, Gauge Innovation

SidsAvenue

The content of this post is my entry to participate in a challenge to find out an index to measure the Human Potential. The challenge was run jointly by "Innocentive" and "The Economist". Executive Summary(What is Jugaad) “Jugaad” is an Indian term used very frequently by people to mean “get the work done”. It signifies being resourceful rather than waiting for resources for completion of work.

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

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