Product Economy

Service Business vs Product Business

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Some Thoughts on Service Business vs Product Business in Software. 1. In a service business, the customer tells you his problem and you provide a solution. In the product business, you discover a set of customers with a problem and come up with a solution. Or you dream up an idea and find customers who […]

Startups and Entrepreneurship

How Can We Keep The Conversation Going?

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We had great un-conference, the first ever in TiE Chennai, yesterday. The energy and enthusiam were awesome. It is nice to see people engaged, deep in discussions. The whole thing was self organized. You decided the topics, you participated in discussions, you hung around in hallways and started conversations.  There were some great discussions. I […]

Emerging Technologies

The duties of a Data Scientist

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The duties of the Data Scientist will include, but not be limited to: Designing and building new processes for large and complex data sets Thinking strategically about uses of data and how that interacts with data design Designing and implementing statistical data quality procedures around new data sources Performing data studies and data discovery around […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Mining Discussions

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Nothing gives a better picture than a picture of what people want to talk about. So here is the latest Topic Cloud of the TiE Uncoference, in black and white. I decided to investigate a bit further into the text of what people wanted to discuss. So with the friendly python and NLTK toolkit, I […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

How Will You Find?

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If you are a technology based start-up with an idea for a product, you have to ask yourself a few questions. Here are some questions that come to mind. How will you find : Whether some one will use the product if you build it? Whether anyone will pay for your product? Whether the product […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

LinkLog: Competitive Technology Intelligence

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How do you stay competitive? By leveraging emerging technologies. By having a strategy for Competitive Technical Intelligence. What the heck is that? There is an entire book written about it, but here is the essence in 3 bullets. Use technology intelligence to anticipate competitors’ capabilities and intentions Select the right technologies to investigate and track […]