Andy on Twitter

  • Good tips for fundraising. But, first step is to understand how ready you are by getting everything investors need… ,
  • Great tips from a deal maker and good observations on use of machines learning and AI to build better services… ,
  • Great read - love that is smashes the rampant ageism and myth of youth ... Alan Patricof: An Ageless VC Makes a Spl… ,
  • Some of the best music you'll ever listen too... stacked-up and ready to stream ,
  • Warm up for the Sydney to Hobart. ,
  • The power of brand influencers - interesting read. Interested in views on their methodology - might work for US mar… ,
  • Very clever... A Microsoft Excel Artist ,
  • While the problem underlying M&A integration is big, Material Information Platforms implemented pre-transaction wil… ,
  • Wow... t/sheets acquired by Intuit ,
  • Way to start the morning. Beautiful Balmoral.. Balmoral Sailing Club ,
  • Bank inquiry puts global investment at risk: Westpac's David Lindberg.. spot on ,
  • Why are taxi apps so appalling. Slow, lousy interface, freeze... hopeless attempt to satisfy customers and so easily fixed,
  • should give us the option of only accepting drivers who aren’t on a job. Stop “forcing” drivers to take a job while on a job. ,
  • National looks more desperate every day. NZ is lucky to have a leader with this much experience. ,
  • Dennis clearly doesn’t understand that a BYO challenge for the last AC was well past 200m. Unless you sailed Oracle… ,
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Links & Blinks | Jan 5

  • Web video alters viewing patterns
  • I like this… makes Flickr interactive
  • Humblingsad day
  • Nice little Dell Customer Service Story
  • Good read on competing in a commodity market
  • Interesting study from Hill & Knowlton… Among the findings:
    • Industry analysts ranked as the number one source of information and influence on the IT buyer in the US, UK and China;
    • Reputation, combined with positive experience, are at least as important in making final purchase decisions as superior products and services, in the US, UK and Canada;
    • Bloggers have more influence over IT buyers in China than they do over UK IT buyers;
    • Overall, internal and external recommendations have greater influence over the c-suite than IT managers;
    • Traditional print media is more influential than online media and blogs in the US, UK and Canada;
    • Most major media tends to be regional in its influence versus global;
    • While Gartner is the most credible analyst firm in the US, in the UK
    • Forrester is viewed as credible as Gartner. In Canada, IDC is the most credible

One Response

  1. By Adam Kalsey on January 6th, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Thanks for the link! And congrats on the baby.

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