Evolution of the Zappos Product Page

We’ve come a long way in how we present products to our customers since the early days of the Internet. Let’s dust off WayBackMachine.org and see what’s changed… Then Zappos Product Page — Circa 2003We’ll focus on Zappos.com circa March 2003 (or thereabouts). One of the things that stands out to me is how, arguably, e-commerce product page [...]

The Power of Periscope and a Startup Lesson by Dan Martell

This morning, I did not plan to attend a presentation by @DanMartell, but he just taught me (and 40 or so other Periscope followers) a micro-lesson in scaling a startup. This is the power of Periscope… …the ability to engage an audience, immediately, when a thought or feeling strikes you as it did today for [...]

The Willy Wonka Factor

Running Your Product Strategy like a Madman in a Chocolate Factory As I type, my kids are watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory—not the proper original film starring Gene Wilder, mind you, but the rather goofy one with Jack Sparrow. While suppressing my misgivings for Tim Burton’s adaptation of one of my childhood favorites, [...]

Google+ and Hangouts Need Just One Thing

How Google Could Own All Communication There is one thing preventing Google Plus and Hangouts from becoming massive. Simply put, it’s the fact that my personal and work Google accounts (and all the other accounts I have) cannot be rolled into one, socially-connected and all encompassing “communication” profile. Imagine if LinkedIn or Facebook operated this [...]