I am Senior Director of Product at Audible.
I have been designing and marketing Internet services since 1993. I have worked at Tellme, AOL Search, uReach Technologies, washingtonpost.com and startribune.com.
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- Anyone can be a journalist
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Think Groupon is a technology company? Think again.
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My personal environmental footprint
It’s a trend in corporations (at least those outside the extraction industries) to do a self analysis on your environmental effects. I wanted to think deeply about mine. I recently mailed a mercury thermometer to a friend where she has … Continue reading
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FAANG + Microsoft market matrix
Here’s my quick take on the current state of the technology market and assessments of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Netflix. What did I miss? What do you disagree on?
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Thoughts on this week’s suicides and how you can help
Suicide and mental health get the public’s attention when you have notable deaths like those this week. But there are thousands that go unnoticed every week. One of the dirty little secrets of Silicon Valley is the high percentage of … Continue reading
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How to turn on the innovation light bulb
Expect 80-90% of innovation to fail This is the goal that VCs target. Building new things is inherently risky. Expecting every idea to succeed is a recipe for failure. The key is to fail fast. You need a team that … Continue reading
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So you’re thinking about joining a startup…
There are many reasons to join a startup. Camaraderie. Working with a close knit team on a big challenge. Joy (for many) of ups and downs. Being close to the center of the action. Getting to work on things that … Continue reading
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How technology created Trump
I was at Great America amusement park yesterday, getting my annual dose of being dropped from towers and jolted on roller coasters. When we stopped to eat, we saw a bank of food-ordering kiosks. As unlikely as it may seem, … Continue reading
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What is art in the digital age?
I was walking with my wife through an art gallery at Wynn the other day. We saw this remarkable clock that made us stop while it went minute-by-minute. We weren’t the only ones — another couple stopped, too. Instead of … Continue reading
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My experience with the Thin Blue Line
Preface: Obviously my experience is nowhere in the same league as those we saw this week., but I think it illustrates some of the problems that lead us to where we are. A couple of years ago, I was at Katz … Continue reading
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The largest American brewer is…
Biz trivia: what beer should the next president drink if she wants to support the largest American-owned brewery? — Rakesh Agrawal (@rakeshlobster) June 19, 2016 This is a quadruple trick question. The first trick: Many people who don’t know the depths … Continue reading
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