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I’m Joining CrowdFlower’s Board

I was asked to join CrowdFlower‘s Board of Directors this week – and gladly accepted.  I did so for the following reasons: I really understand the space.  Jigsaw was one of the original crowdsourcing business models. I really like CrowdFlower’s … Continue reading

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They Do Listen!

Last week I was asked by my buddy Jack Porter of Forward Innovations to speak at one of his Entrepreneur Boot Camps.  It was a fireside chat format and I got to do a lot of what I like to … Continue reading

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DNA Is Hard To Change

I wrote this post as Blog Post #1 for InfoArmy: After we sold Jigsaw I had a year at Salesforce to think about what I did right and what I did wrong as CEO.  One of the things I did … Continue reading

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Waiting for “Superman”

I finally watched “Waiting for “Superman” a couple of nights ago.  If you haven’t seen the movie I would recommend you watch it before reading the rest of this post.  It is a must see if you care at all … Continue reading

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Small Business Summit 2011

I’m on Virgin America (it still rocks) back to SFO from NYC.  I spoke at the Small Business Summit 2011 yesterday and wanted to pass on some thoughts. First, Ramon Ray, the conference organizer is an insanely great guy.  I’ve … Continue reading

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GM Bailout Costs Taxpayers $7B

Executive Overview: Bailing out GM has cost taxpayers $7B in realized loss and $19B in unrealized loss GM is a zombie company that should have been allowed to die and rise again Winners: GM’s employees and pensioners, vote-buying politicians Losers: … Continue reading

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Vail is Fun!

Right after Jigsaw got bought I got a call from a private equity firm out of Chicago called GTCR.  I had never heard of them but took the meeting on instinct.  I have found it is a bad idea to … Continue reading

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Third CODiE!

I’m in the air on Virgin America flying back to SFO from NYC.   I was in NYC  for the CODiE awards.  It was thrilling to win Jigsaw’s third CODiE on Tuesday night.   We won Best Online Business Directory and Sales … Continue reading

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What The Heck is DaaS?

[Note: this was a post I wrote while CEO of Jigsaw] DaaS – Data as a Service.  This post is all about DaaS, and how DaaS is going to transform the data model in exactly the same way that SaaS … Continue reading

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