Business Strategy Meets the Lean Startup: Staying Aligned with Customers in Strategic Planning

A version of this post first appeared on Techbeacon.com. What is business strategy? Michael Porter presented a succinct definition in his seminal 1996 article in the Harvard Business Review: “The essence of strategy is choosing to perform activities differently than rivals do.” Strategy is how a company wins against the … Read More

How a Technology-Push Process Led to the Reboot of Google Glass

This article originally appeared on Wired.com. Getty Images Google Glass exploded into the tech scene in 2012 with the pomp and circumstance of an Apple product unveiling. It put “wearable technology” into the lexicon of the masses. Accolades poured in from both the technology world and the fashion world. Celebrities, … Read More

Creating strategies that work – the P&G way

When we start working on a new initiative (whether in a startup or corporate setting), the possibilities are often endless.  Too often we don’t spend enough time choosing the right problem to solve.  We proceed to solve it with a beautiful solution – but the problem itself turns out to … Read More

Product strategy: finding patterns in chaos

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[tweetmeme source=”chenelaine” only_single=”false” service=”bit.ly”] I had an informational interview with a young friend who was interested in starting a career in product strategy.   The first question that came up was this: what IS product strategy? In thinking back through my various encounters with strategy work, I came up with the … Read More