Is Innovation Overrated?

Is Innovation Overrated?

In a thoughtful article in Aeon, professors from Steven’s Institute argue that innovation has been fetishized to the detriment of modern society, politics and business. Innovation — What is It Good For? Robert Gordon’s important new book, The Rise and Fall...
CTO Success in Startups

CTO Success in Startups

In our prior posting on do I really reed a CTO?, we explained how the role of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is often confused and that it’s often best setup as a part-time or advisory role in start-ups. But what makes a CTO successful? What makes a startup...
Do I Really Need a Full Time CTO?

Do I Really Need a Full Time CTO?

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is one of those job titles with widely varying definitions. As defined on Investopedia: A person in this role, “examines the short and long term needs of an organization, and utilizes capital to make investments designed to help the...
Self-Serve BI and Smart Cataloging

Self-Serve BI and Smart Cataloging

This article on business intelligence, governance and smart cataloging tools is a follow on to our Lean Startups and Business Data Quality post. We’re pleased to welcome Nate Vaziri as a guest blogger to the Telegraph Hill Software blog. The Underfunded Data...