Sam Walton founder of Wal-Mart would famously count cars in the parking lot as a barometer of both his business and the relative performance of rivals. He once got so engrossed in the task that he crashed his car into the back of a Wal-Mart truck. Sam may therefore, not have been so surprised by … Continue reading There’s Gold In Them There Files – Alternative Data, Emerging Technology, Monetize Data
Steven Sinofsky With M&A a key to successful venture integration are mutual expectations regarding operational and product strategy. What can go wrong? M&A is super important in tech. So many huge successes but also many disappointments coming from a mismatch of expectations regarding integration. This thread expands upon an “integration expectations” matrix. How to avoid misalignment. 1/many Throughout … Continue reading M&A: Expectations in Venture Integration
While the press and friends of Apple gathered for the launch event, the Windows team fresh off Windows 7 launch watched from afar. An annotated twitter thread. 1/The announcement 10 years ago today of the “magical” iPad was clearly a milestone in computing. It was billed to be the “next” computer. For me, managing Windows, … Continue reading The 10th Anniversary of the iPad: A Perspective from the Windows Team
Steve Webb, Senior Advisor A raft of financial regulation has been put in place in the 10 years since the height of the financial crisis. This regulation was once pithily summed up by a client (the COO of a global-markets division) as follows. There are now three rules for banks: 1. Don’t get sick (have much more … Continue reading 10 Years on: Has “Too big to Fail” been resolved.
Todd Warren, Senior Advisor This Year at Northwestern I’m part of the team teaching the 10th iteration of NUvention Web+Media, a two-quarter class focused on developing a web, mobile, or media startup. Over 400 students and 50 teams have gone through this 20-week process. This post gives some background on the course, and what we are … Continue reading Teaching the 10th year of NUvention web!