Why your mobile product is destined for failure

I have bad news. It’s more than likely that your “Mobile App” will fail. Regardless of how brilliant the idea, how innovative your technology, how strong your development team, or how social your marketing team, unless you’re mindset is wildly different than the vast majority of “experts” out there building mobile software products, your initiative…

Mobile is intersecting with Big Data

Given that portable devices have largely become an extension of the human person, they are rapidly collecting, consuming, and leveraging increasingly complex and rapidly growing sets of data. Not only are the data sets themselves growing in size and complexity, but so are the uses – the way we expect to access, slice, dice, analyze…

MobileFirst & The Product Mindset

With the rise of portable computing devices, Google announced about a year ago that it was pursuing a new product development mindset – one they described as “Mobile First”. The approach ensures that mobility will be central – not an after thought – to their product strategy.Over the past year we have seen many of…

Current product development trends

Quick Insight: There are a couple of trends that we’ve been tracking and that I believe are of note to the product development community. Innovation vs. Disruption Curve Mobile, obviously, is hot but it appears to me that it may be a disruptor not just an innovation.  What does that mean?  To me, a disruption…

The Magic behind Self-Funding Products

One principal of the Product Mindset I am most fond of is the “Self-Funding Product”.  I tend to throw it out in conversation and expect others to know what I’m talking about.  I’ve likely mentioned it in blogs, but I’ve never taken the time to explain the concept in detail. A product that is self-funding pays for…