HPBech

Perspectives On: Going Global on a Shoestring – a 4 part series

  It’s difficult to talk much about today’s economy without considering globalization. No industry is more affected than technology. By now we’ve read dozens of stories about Apple developing products in the US while building them in China and selling them in virtually every county. Articles that suggested that even startups need to consider going […]

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Scrum

How Can Software Product Management and Agile Development Work Together Optimally?

How can software product management and agile development work together in an optimal way? Agile software development has been established over the last 15 years as a popular development approach. It not only changes the way development is performed, but it also impacts other parties involved in development projects, in particular the software product manager. […]

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Brian R. King

A not so ordinary day

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy   Thank you. That’s the best way I can think to begin this conversation between us. The sum total of my life has boiled down to this moment. You see […]

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Brian R. King

How do you like them apples?

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” -Havelock Ellis   It’s a crisp Sunday morning.  We decided it would be a perfect day to visit the local apple orchard. This was a first time experience for me, and would be for my boys, as well. My oldest, Zach, […]

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Veeva

Veeva: From the Garage to the NYSE in 6 Years Flat

Veeva (Pleasanton, CA, USA)  files for IPO of up to $150 million. Veeva is a global provider of industry-specific, cloud-based software solutions for the life sciences industry. The Veeva solutions enable pharmaceutical and other life sciences companies to realize the benefits of modern cloud-based architectures and mobile applications for their most critical business functions, without […]

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Brian R. King

A critical truth about being a dad

“I think I’m going to have Ms. Cochran change my schedule,” said Zach. “To what?” asked Cathy. “She has me enrolled in a parenting class but I’m learning everything I need to know from Dad.” This began the discussion. I was quick to point out to Zach that all he’s learned from me is my […]

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Brian R. King

Two smiles away from home

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscalia Recently, I had the privilege of traveling to Colombia where I offered several presentations on […]

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Customer development

From the Garage to the NYSE in 10 Years Flat – Starting a Software Company. A 4 part series

Click here for show times Millions of new companies are started every year all over the globe. Most of these companies are local service providers trying to build a platform for feeding the owner and her family. None of these companies will make it to the New York Stock Exchange and they may live “happily […]

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Brian R. King

It’s truly great to be the middleman

“I think that everything I’ve ever done at some point is part of someone else’s legacy.” – Liev Schreiber There’s an old saying that s**t rolls downhill. That’s true – and so does knowledge. The lesson is that we need to be more selective in who we follow up the hill. One lesson I’ve learned, and […]

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