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Jun 10 2010

SaaS: The Business Model – Video

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On Feb. 27 at St. Louis Innovation Camp 2010, I gave a talk on the SaaS business model. I posted the slides, handout, audio, and transcript soon thereafter. Here, finally, is a video of the 44-minute-long talk. Why did it take over three months to get online? Read on below. Warning: Sausage-making Discussion Below The […]

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May 27 2010

Take a Strategic Vacation

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This is yet another story that I’ve told dozens of time to individual and groups, and now finally written down. Here is a short video talk: As usual, the vimeo page offers it for HTML5, non-Flash platforms like the iPad. Back in 2004 I co-founded Mobile Workforce Management, a vertical market SaaS firm. For the […]

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Mar 02 2010

SaaS: The Business Model – Slides, Audio, Transcript

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On Feb. 27 at St. Louis Innovation Camp 2010, I gave a talk on the SaaS business model. If you missed it, you might be interested in: A video recording of the SaaS talk. The SaaS talk handout as a PDF The SaaS talk slides as a PDF (also shown below) Transcript of the Talk, […]

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Jun 15 2009

Orbitz.com Considered Harmful

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(Offtopic warning: my site is mostly about technical matters, not about consumer affairs.) Well, that wasn’t fun. We had reserved, or so I thought, a hotel stay of a few days, using Orbitz.com.  Life intervened, and it became necessary to cancel.  We attempt to cancel.  It turns out that we hadn’t reserved a hotel stay. […]

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May 21 2008

Playing to Win, Going Beyond the Call of Duty

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I’m writing this up as advice to a rhetorical “you”, but it’s really written to a younger version of me. Imagine that you are working on a project for a customer (or employer), who has a weekly or monthly budget limit. You are paid by the hour, for up to N hours per week; or […]

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Mar 31 2007

A utility bill worth looking at?

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Here in Dardenne Prairie, MO (a suburb of St. Louis; see what WikiPedia has to say about it) our electricity is supplied by the Cuivre River Electric Cooperative. CREC surprised me this month with a genuinely informative addition to the data on the bill: a graph of usage over the last year. My expectations of […]

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