Category Archives: resource allocation

Market Leader Challenges – Lessons from Mapquest

In a compelling post at Great Falls Ventures (and reposted on Silicon Alley Insider), LaunchBox Digital co-founder John McKinley discusses how Mapquest has lost its way and its market share to Google Maps.  The post is insightful and an interesting case study in the balance between user experience and monetization.  It also touches on some [...]

Management of Development Resources

Back in September, Jason Calacanis published an informative piece on the CEO/CTO relationship and the debate on allocating resources to develop product for demonstration purposes vs for scale and market delivery. Occassionally, I am dazzled by presentations and demos only to experience buzz kill when told that what I’ve just seen is months away from [...]