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Incremental Illness Claims Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

‘Incrementalism’ only sounds like the next horrible religion to captivate Tom Cruise. It’s actually a chronic condition that’s claimed countless corporate careers. Its devastation can be measured in thousands of yards – of yacht downgrades. Before donating to your local Adopt-a-Yacht chapter, let’s study incrementalism’s latest victim, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Ms. Mayer … Incremental Illness Claims Yahoo …

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Microsoft’s Nuclear Option for Mobile

The new market share for Windows Phone are brutal. According to Kantar Worldpanel, Microsoft’s share dropped from 4.7% to 3.6% in the US by May 2014 vs last year. It’s also declining in Germany, flat-lining in Brazil, and completely vanishing in China. To a heated, two-horse race, Microsoft brought a donkey. That doesn’t mean there’s … Microsoft’s Nuclear Option for …

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Never Sell Data

This article also appeared on Forbes. I work with a lot of startups and somewhere around year three, their business plan usually includes some flavor of ‘make a bundle selling data’. Like a new year’s resolution to ‘go to the gym and look like Thor’, this won’t happen. If it did, … Never Sell DataRead More …

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The Mobile Strategy War Gets Dirty

Samsung is gobbling up mobile startups. Microsoft annexed Finland Nokia. And Google’s mobile ad revenues no longer require tweezers and a microscope. Even Amazon is thisclose to selling smartphones. These are not isolated incidents. Underneath the mobile kimono is a body of intrigue, backstabbing, dirty secrets, and sabotage. Each player’s moves reveal strategies that range from brilliant … The Mobile Strategy War …

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