I’ve spent the last 10 years working in operations finance roles for companies in the Silicon Valley, ranging from large billion dollar companies with hundred thousand employees to startups with less than 30 employees. Here are some of the lessons and philosophies I’ve picked up over the years about the Finance role in the Silicon Valley. (more…)
Archive for March, 2011
Posted in Silicon Valley, Startups, Technology, tagged CFO in Silicon Valley, Finance in Silicon Valley, How to run a Strategic Finance Organization, Operations Finance, Silicon Valley on March 27, 2011| 1 Comment »
Posted in Book Review, Internet, Leadership, Silicon Valley, Startups, tagged Book Review of Enchantment, Enchantment, Enchantment The Art of Changing Hearts Minds and Actions, Guy Kawasaki on March 7, 2011| Leave a Comment »
Guy Kawasaki has had a remarkable career, gaining notoriety first as Chief Evangelist at Apple followed by successful stints as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Given his background as a product visionary, when I had the chance to read his new book Enchantment (subtitled The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions), I suspected it would yield the key to creating enchanting products. To my delight, it was so much more than that- it was in fact, more of a blueprint to a lead better life, and first and foremost, offer ways to positively change your own heart, mind, and actions. (more…)
Posted in Internet, Silicon Valley, tagged Apps are the Future, Changes in Internet Usage Patterns, Internet ADD, Mobile and Twitter, Wired Magazine The Web is Dead on March 5, 2011| Leave a Comment »
In June 2009, I wrote a post titled The Evolution of Internet ADD which chronicled the primary sources of my near Internet addiction. Now, nearly 2 years later, it’s a good time to see how consumption patterns are changing. As you’ll see, the theme now for me is most certainly mobile.
Below, here’s how I rate the primary drivers of my internet usage in March 2011, using a qualitative scale of 1-10, with 10 representing heaviest use. (more…)