There are a lot of ways to look at the journey of starting and growing a tech startup company to maturity. One way to look at it is like solving a puzzle. A big, scary, complex puzzle with thousands of shapes, colors and pieces. Every tech startup, from the most royal, well-funded ones to the […]
Has Interim Management & Virtual Employment Reached Critical Mass?
Are we heading towards what some have termed the “1099 economy”? For those of you outside of the US, 1099 refers to the tax form which defines money earned as coming from “contract work” rather than as a permanent employee of a company. I’ve heard that the era of the contract/temp/interim/consultant worker has arrived many […]
Has the Virtual Tech Company Arrived Yet?
If you go back to predictions made over the past 20 years or so, we should all be independent contractors, heavily utilizing technology to work full-time from home in temporary teams, within a virtual tech company or companies throughout the world. Has it happened yet? More than one definition for the virtual tech company First […]
Does Interim Management Ever Make Sense for Tech Companies?
Is there ever a time when hiring an outside senior executive for a short term assignment in a software or hardware company is the right thing to do? If you’re based in the US, the most typical response from tech company boards and senior leadership to the question of using Interim Management seems to be […]
Starting Software Product Businesses Within Service Companies
The main focus of my consulting practice is on commercial software product businesses, whether traditionally licensed, mobile, open source, SaaS–or some combination of all of these. While many software product businesses are originally organized with that purpose in mind, a remarkably large number of others started in another business. Let’s take a look at software […]