Food for Thought #12: Holacracy, Customer Value, What Is Success, The Feed

Food for Thought #12: Holacracy, Customer Value, What Is Success, The Feed

Age of Product’s Food for Thought on October 25th, 2015 on: Holacracy w/ Tony Hsieh of Zappos, customer value driven product design, what is “success” w/ Jerry Colonna & Brad Feld, slaves of the feed, how Bigcommerce started, 2015 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey, Software Eats Healthcare and how Expensify doubled its customer base.

Jason Calacanis (via This Week In Startups): Tony Hsieh of Zappos on Holacracy at LAUNCH Scale

Tony Hsieh of Zappos and Joel Simkhai of Grindr at LAUNCH Scale

At LAUNCH Scale 2015, Jason sits down with Tony Hsieh of Zappos and Joel Simkhai of Grindr.

Stefan Wolpers (via Age of Product): Lessons Learned From Making Customer Value Your Priority

Lessons Learned From Making Customer Value Your Priority

Building a valuable, useable and feasible product does not happen overnight. These are my four lessons learned for a great product.

Jerry Colonna (via RebootHQ): Brad Feld with Jerry Colonna on The Reboot Podcast #25

Brad Feld with Jerry Colonna on The Reboot Podcast #25

Brad Feld of Foundry Group and Techstars joins Jerry Colonna to talk defining success for yourself and Brad's powerful advice to Jerry as a young VC.

I’m successful if I create a unicorn….What a stupid fucking phrase.

Thomas Petersen (via Medium): Slaves Of The Feed — This Is Not The Realtime We’ve Been Looking For

Slaves Of The Feed — This Is Not The Realtime We’ve Been Looking For

Let’s start with what most people probably can agree. Information is accumulating online. The amount of available information is increasing at an exponential rate, some say it doubles every second year. This mean that any illusion of being able to stay up to date with everything that is going on is utopian and the reason why is very important to understand.

Mitchell Harper (via Medium): Why we discontinued products that generated $6m in revenue per year

Why we discontinued products that generated $6m in revenue per year

Build a great one-product company instead of a good multi-product company and you’ll have a much better chance of winning a market.

David Skok (via For Entrepreneurs): 2015 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey – Part 1

For the fourth year in a row, we worked together with Pacific Crest Securities, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to survey 305 SaaS companies. This survey represents deep benchmarking data and insights on the growth and operations of the companies in this space.

Alex Danco: Software Eats Healthcare, For Dummies

Software Eats Healthcare, For Dummies

One day, software will have eaten healthcare. That day has not come yet, but it will. And it’ll come just in time.

First of all, what do we mean when we say “software eats _”? What it doesn’t mean is, ‘take existing industry, add software’. Software eats the hotel industry doesn’t look like the Hilton app, it looks like Airbnb. Software eats payroll doesn’t look like the ADP website, it looks like Zenefits. When software eats an industry, the software isn’t actually what matters most; the exciting parts are the new business models that emerge.

(via First Round Capital): Expensify’s CEO on the Tactics that Doubled its Customer Base in Just Six Months

You don’t need to stack your management team with VPs of Last Decade’s Strategy. Onboard eager, versatile hires and get out of the way.

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