The Difference between a Good and Bad Place to Work.

24. December 2012 23:34 by Jay Grossman in   //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
I enjoy reading the insights I can find from Ben Horowitz (he was founder/CEO of Opsware and nowadays is founder/partner at Andreessen-Horowitz which manages near $3B). I recently read one of his blog posts where he provided a member of his team with his view of the difference between a good place to work and a bad place to work: “In good organizations, people can focus on their work and have confidence that if they get their work done, good things will happe... [More]

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When to Build vs. Buy

22. October 2012 23:29 by Jay Grossman in   //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)
I had been lucky enough to get to work on a diverse variety of business models and approaches to solving problems over the past 20 years. For most of the major initiatives these companies face, the stakeholders must usually choose between the following: Do it yourself Get some help This is often referred to as a Build vs. Buy scenario. Building is when a company decides to use existing resources (or bring on new resources) to create some thing or acquire the capability it needs. Bu... [More]

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Are You Swimming in a Red or Blue Ocean?

6. September 2012 08:51 by Jay Grossman in   //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
I am quite fascinated how people/companies are able to innovate, make the most of their opportunities, and disrupt the established norms. It amazes me how some companies can tackle a small nuance differently than their competitors and win market share. I remember reading an interesting quote that stuck with me: play a different game on the same field as the competition. Last year a colleague introduced me to the concept of a Blue Ocean after hearing about it in as part of his MBA program ... [More]

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Jay Grossman

techie / entrepreneur that enjoys:
 1) building software projects/products
 2) digging for gold in data
 3) rooting for my Boston sports teams:New England PatriotsBoston PatriotsBoston Red SoxBoston CelticsBoston Bruins

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