Today many start-ups and established companies are struggling to fill open positions. Job openings stay open for much longer periods of time, candidate…
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My time at Microsoft was one of the highlights of my career. During my nine years there I was on the original Excel team, helped bring out OS/2, started…
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When Steve Jobs ran Apple, the company’s recruiting stance was to hire only A players. The idea was that A-level people would hire more A-level people…
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During the last two weeks – which have been particularly challenging for me from a business perspective – I have revisited the writings of Clayton…
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DougL’s Ruminations has published 34 blog posts since September 23, 2021. These posts have been read (from top to bottom or just skimmed – nobody truly…
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Part One of Two
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Recently I experienced two instances of latter stage companies squelching ideation in favor of “focusing” on current products and business…
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Here’s How to Recognize and Overcome It
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CB Insights recently published an article entitled “Terrible Startup Ideas”. It included the following less-than-great ideas: Personal CRM, Curated news…
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Most founders or startup executives who have sought funding from an angel, VC or corporate investor know the meaning of the expression "Go fetch me a…
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Optics are a force to be reckoned with in today’s startup world. Originally a scientific term more recently appropriated by politicians, the term is now…
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First off, in this blog post I have a personal confession to make: I play the guitar and sing. In fact, in the distant past, I’ve performed publicly…
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