Publications

How to Create a Better Product Development Budget

Product development projects are notorious for going over budget. Often way over budget. This is particularly true in small companies. Th...
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The 3 Phases of a Tech Startup

Most tech startups go through three phases: 3Fs, Seed and VC/Scale. Understanding these stages, and the objectives for each, is an import...
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Why Product Development is Different in a Small Company

Small niche companies are great. They typically have high gross margin, little competition and long product cycles. What they do not have...
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The 3 Rules of Product Development Success

In their book “The Three Rules”, Raynor and Ahmed attempt to find rules for business that are always true – regardless of industry,...
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Three common product development mistakes — and how to avoid them

There is plenty of advice out there about how to succeed at product development. This advice is often based on studying successful produc...
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The importance of teamwork and culture in product development

Why do some products succeed and others not so much? Seemly identical product ideas can have widely varying levels of success. Take the i...
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How Company Culture Affects Product Development

CMs (Contract Manufacturers) are amazing—they can do ten thousand things and not make a single mistake. Their business must work this w...
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The Unpopular IoT Wireless Non-Standards

Some IoT wireless standards have achieved something of a cult status. There has been so much marketing around these standards that they h...
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Want to Build a Winning Team? Don’t Ignore These 4 Essential Elements

Why do some companies consistently grow profits and revenues every year and others, seemly in the same type of business, crash and burn? ...
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The Upside of Outsourcing

Over the past few years, outsourcing has become a dirty word. The word conjures up images of sweatshops in some far distant land where so...
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