The rise of on-demand marketplaces has brought with it varied business models, across number of industries. This framework tries to explain how a marketplace’s vertical impacts its business model by defining marketplaces into seven distinct models.


It’s been over a year since Fred Willson coined the term “App Constellation” and Foursquare broke into two separate apps. However, while this strategy has gained adoption and momentum, it’s still an open question as to whether this approach is a successful one.   Mo Apps, Mo Problems? The basic idea behind “App Constellations” is […]


While the classic disruptive innovation theory, as presented in The Innovator’s Dilemma, does an incredible job to describe the overall effects of disruption, it does not delve into the reasons why incumbents fail to respond. Here we’ll look at what really causes this “Incumbent’s Dilemma”, using this 5C framework that describes the barriers incumbents face — even after recognizing the external threat.

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While the Sacramento Kings owner, Vivek Ranadivé is undoubtedly a brilliant business man, his recent proposal to play 4 on 5 defense is flawed, and here’s why. Data can lead you astray Vivek Ranadivé (Founder / CEO of TIBCO) has an impressive resume, and has recently spent his time analyzing 30 gigs of basketball data […]


For those undertaking new mobile initiatives, and weighing what platform to choose (natives, hybrid, or HTML5), here’s a little framework you can use to help you decide where to invest. Deciding on an app platform So if you’re reading this, I likely don’t need to convince you that we’re squarely within a tectonic shift in […]


I was fortunate enough to travel to Moscow, as one of a handful of MassChallenge mentors, to deliver a week-long startup “bootcamp” to Russian entrepreneurs. We were hosted by the the Skolkovo Foundation, a Russian non-profit attempting to help create & commercialize advanced technologies, where its Skolkovo Innovation Center is comprised of startups across five […]


Throughout this series we’ve deconstructed the dimensions that comprise product management. Here we’ll put those back together, to see how you can employ the 3^3 framework to help you in your day-to-day endeavors. 9 modes vs. 27 types Unlike other frameworks I’ve developed, the 3^3 model is not a “matrix” in the sense that you […]