David Biderman

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How to Finally Kill the Useless, Recurring Meeting

We’ve all been part of a bloated weekly meeting. You know the one, with 20-plus attendees that’s been happening every week for years; where everyone attends because they’re supposed to, but no one gets much value out of it; where everyone multitasks or wishes they were somewhere else (or both). The …

News Media Should Drop Native Apps

<b>by Frédéric Filloux</b><i>When it comes to the most basic form of news delivery, facts keep piling up in a way that makes native apps more and more</i> …

Apps

Millennials say keeping up with the news is important to them — but good luck getting them to pay for it

The new report from the Media Insight Project looks at millennials’ habits and attitudes toward news consumption: “I really wouldn’t pay for any type of news because as a citizen it’s my right to know the news.”<p>Most millennials don’t seek out news on social media, but the vast majority of them get …

Public Relations

Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform

David drums his fingers on his desk as he scans the e-mail on his computer screen. At the same time, he’s talking on the phone to an executive halfway around the world. His knee bounces up and down like a jackhammer. He intermittently bites his lip and reaches for his constant companion, the coffee …

In mobile, disruption comes from above

The classical description of disruption in business, and especially technology, is that a new product (method, business model etc) appears that’s not …

Mobile

Just Say No: Hard Decisions in Product Management

Warren Buffett, a slightly successful investor, once said, “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very …

Product Management

Inside Adobe’s Innovation Kit

Need to unleash innovation in your company? Trying raising an army of Kickboxers.<p>No, it’s not quite what you think.<p>Adobe Systems has recently launched a program to drive innovation from within, the Adobe Kickbox. The Kickbox is a small, red cardboard box containing everything an employee needs to …

Moroney: Biz Devel Can Beat Papers’ Losses

ATLANTA -- Newspapers have a big number, small number problem, says Jim Moroney.<p>Moroney, CEO and publisher of <i>The Dallas Morning News</i>, says the big …

Apple Pay

When Apple Pay was announced in September, Osama Bedier was unimpressed. A longtime PayPal executive who now runs a payment startup called Poynt, …

Why Strategy Execution Unravels—and What to Do About It

Since Michael Porter’s seminal work in the 1980s we have had a clear and widely accepted definition of what strategy is—but we know a lot less about translating a strategy into results. Books and articles on strategy outnumber those on execution by an order of magnitude. And what little has been …

Is Your Leadership Style Right for the Digital Age?

Advancement in digital technologies has disrupted everything, including leadership styles, according to the authors of this opinion piece.

Innovation

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Sheryl Sandberg about Management, Careers & Business

<b>1. “I sat down with Eric Schmidt, who had just become the CEO [of Google], and I showed him the spread sheet and I said, this job meets none of my</b> …

The Enemies of Data Security: Convenience and Collaboration

It is natural to view IT as both the cause and the cure for cyber security problems. After all, attackers typically steal information by exploiting a technology-related vulnerability. In addition, IT networks are usually the scene of the crime, and their inner workings are a mystery to most users …

Now hiring: Chief growth hacker to replace chief marketing officer

Controversial as this headline may sound, the challenging media and publishing scenarios witnessed the world over could do with some stark and …

Innovation

The Publishing Industry’s iTunes Moment

Platforms are eating our business, and we’re letting it happen<p><b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>All opinions in this post are my own, and do not reflect the views of my</i> …

Are media companies building another house of cards on Snapchat?

Image copyright Flickr / Yuko Honda.If there’s an “It Girl” in the online-media space right now — a single company that sums up the current …

Snapchat

Getting big impact from big data

New technology tools are making adoption by the front line much easier, and that’s accelerating the organizational adaptation needed to produce …

Product feedback you should ignore

As your startup grows and starts to gain traction suddenly everyone has opinions about your product. You will drown in them. But where do they come …

3 Questions to Get the Most Out of Your Company’s Data

Our world is sentient. Websites watch where we look. Mobile applications keep track of our response times. Companies learn which buttons we like to press and which we don’t. With cameras, microphones, and thermometers, the human race is giving inanimate objects everywhere eyes, ears, and skin. And …

Quartz and storytelling lessons beyond editorial × García Media

The Quartz guide to making ads that don’t suck<p>First, a disclaimer: We are true fans of everything that Quartz, <b>Atlantic Media’s</b> business news site, …

An Exercise to Get Your Team Thinking Differently About the Future

Thinking about the future is hard, mainly because we are glued to the present. Daniel Kahneman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist and author of <i>Thinking, Fast and Slow</i>, observed that decision makers get stuck in a memory loop and can only predict the future as a reflection of the past. He labels …

Making Media A Conversion Business

Online businesses -- and I include in this any organization that has to bring money in the door to keep the lights on -- can be divided roughly …

Aaron Sorkin

When It Comes to Digital Innovation, Less Action, More Thought

A few years ago, we had an idea for a new business opportunity. One of our colleagues owned a restaurant and was complaining about the amount of money he lost because expensive bottles of liquor often went missing (the industry calls this “shrinkage”). This is a problem affecting tens of thousands …

A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs

The 25IQ blog posts below have been rewritten and are now part of a new book that will benefit the author’s chosen charity: No Kid Hungry. The author …

The Power of Customer Misbehavior | Silicon Valley Product Group

There are of course many ways to come up with significant new product ideas. Historically, the two main approaches have been: 1) to try to assess the …

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Marissa Mayer about Business, Management, and Innovation

• <b>“Technology companies live and die by talent. That’s why when people talk about the talent wars…when you see the best people migrating from one</b> …