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Cutting Costs Sep 21, 2022 news & blot.im & thoughts & Startups Just a quick note. I’ve made some changes to my web property hosting. I’ve moved both this site and thomasott.io back to Blot.Im. I did this to save Product Qualified Lead Model - The Review Aug 25, 2017 pql & data science & thoughts & Startups One of the big corporate strategy things I worked on was developing and putting into production a PQL model. It was essentially a propensity to buy What works; What Doesn't Work Aug 19, 2017 startups & thoughts & Startups An important lesson I’ve learned while working at a Startup is to do more of what works and jettison what doesn’t work, quickly. That’s the way to Steve Jobs Knows Content Jun 19, 2017 steve jobs & thoughts & Startups Here’s why many Engineering companies earn low margins and why some companies get big and bloated. “People get confused. Companies get confused.” How to Start a Startup Jun 8, 2017 thoughts & Startups The Blockchain is Rife for Innovation Jun 1, 2017 innovation & disruption & startups & thoughts & Startups I just saw a post about Civic.com from Howard’s blog. It’s one of his angel investments that’s offering a crowd sourcing event to raise money. It’s Startup Funding May 12, 2017 thoughts & Startups ICYMI the Startup markets are getting hotter in the Data Science space. Every time I turn around, some small company got Advice from a Venture Capitalist May 6, 2017 thoughts & Startups I’ve been following Howard and Fred on and off over the years. They’re old Web 2.0 veterans like me and have MQL's continue to die and PQL's grow Mar 1, 2017 marking & sales & pql & mql & thoughts & Startups It would appear that the death of MQL’s is gaining steam. PQL’s seem to be all the rage now. Many of the fastest growing SaaS teams over the last Machine Learning on a Raspberry Pi Jan 27, 2017 Machine Learning & Maker & Raspberry Pi & Startups & Tinker & thoughts It looks like Google is catching up to the idea of machine learning on a Raspberry Pi! Someone put RapidMiner on a Pi back in 2013 but it was slow The Freemium Devil Dec 11, 2016 marketing & sales & venture capital & startups & thoughts & Startups I recently read a great article on the Freemium model that resonated with me. It kept me thinking for several days afterwards about how some Street Photography and Startups Sep 7, 2016 Street Photography & Life Lessons & thoughts & Startups If you’ve been following my blog posts, you’d know that RapidMiner isn’t the first Startup I’ve worked for. My first one was straight out school for America Is Great Aug 17, 2016 America & thoughts & Startups First off this is not a political post but I will come out and say it. Make America Great Again is a stupid slogan. I admit there are problems with Got MBA? Buy ~~that~~ the Right Business! Apr 4, 2016 startup & mba & business & entrepreneurship & thoughts & Startups Brian tweeted an interesting link the other day about a new trend that HBR picked up on. It was about newly minted MBA graduates buying existing Taxis v2.0 Mar 31, 2016 startups & venture capital & thoughts & Startups I’m completely boggled by the vast amounts of money that’s looking to be invested. It’s been finding homes in Startups from AirBnB to Domo and Uber. Who has the biggest...raise? Mar 29, 2016 domo & slack & tableau & startups & venture capital & ipo & thoughts & Startups Venture Beat had an interesting article about Domo’s recent raise, Tableaus’s disappointing market guidance, and Slack raising $ to a possible $5 Domo: We Didn't Need the Money Mar 24, 2016 domo & startups & venture capital & slack & thoughts & Startups If you work at a startup eventually some of your colleagues will leave for another startup. Some of my old colleagues are now at startups like Fuze, What does Value mean? Mar 8, 2016 sales & marketing & value & thoughts & Startups Last week I shared a few thoughts around what it takes to be a Sales Engineer in a high tech startup. My last thought, around understanding value, A day in the Life of a Sales Engineer Mar 2, 2016 sales & career & thoughts & Startups If you asked me 2 years ago if I’d be working in Sales at a high tech startup, I’d say you were nuts! Fast forward to today and that’s exactly what The Medium is the Message Feb 22, 2016 marketing & sales & thoughts & Startups The one thing that is as important as your product is your messaging about it. In some ways, messaging is more powerful because if no one knows how