…oved to the cloud, we have seen a massive unbundling of products into ever smaller point solutions. Many startups and small businesses have more SaaS subscriptions than employees.
Let's say there are 3 SaaS products and 10 employees. Assuming all 10 employees need to use all 3 products, the company will have 30 SaaS subs for 10 employees. In other words, it will have more SaaS subs than employees. Isn't this quite normal? Or, are you saying, the company has subscriptions to 11 or more SaaS products - if so, that's indeed a big deal and speaks volumes about the spread of SaaS software.
… is still how they see it. I hope this problem can at least justify why my mindset began to change. For me now, I see every math question as a puzzle. A mystery to be solved and studying mathematics is just a way of fine-tuning my detective abilities and adding to my tool k…
Puzzle or Mystery?
It can't be both, at least according to Malcom Gladwell's definition.
Puzzle: Pivots around lack of information e.g. Watergate scandal, Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts. Can be solved with more information.
Mystery: All the information is available to everyone but the mystery can be resolved only when someone has the time, expertise and tools to analyze the information and spot the hidden red flags. e.g. Enron and Satyam failures, Great Financial Crisis of 2008.
Great post. I have no idea about the specific numbers but I totally agree with the principle. You totally nailed it when you said "Bootstrapping is also a proposition that comes with risk, pressure, and often impossible expectations, it just comes from a different source."
I remember Seagate and US Steel were the leading candidates for being disrupted in Clay C's Disruptive Innovation Theory. They were the world's largest manufacturers of hard drives and steel when the theory was published nearly 25 years ago. When I last checked a few days ago, they're still the world's largest manufacturers of hard drives and steel. Whither Disruption?
I'm also amazed than an entire article on Intel does not mention PCs, which have 80%+ market share of desktop and laptop markets and mostly use Intel processors.
You say no DBA required, you also say I did this, I did that, on Snowflake. To a non-techie like me, all of that seems to be work of a DBA:)
Aaron Dinin, PhD
If you do something outrightly illegal, you should at least make truckloads of money out of it. Giving joy to others doing the same illegal stuff does not cut it. TBH, I can't think of a bigger loser than this Peter guy.
…t any link posted on social media. There’s a good chance it’ll have a UTM code appended to the end. That UTM code is a perfect reminder of why your startup doesn’t need a perfect name to be successful. Instead, it needs to be a great business.
Aaron Dinin, PhD
No, IMO, it's not a reminder of that. I think UTM is as good a name as any for what it is. But it is a perfect reminder that it's not necessary for the perfect brand name to come only via the standard operating procedure of engaging a branding firm, brainstorming, blah blah blah. Also, to add to the confusion, per https://www.hallaminternet.com/setting-campaign-url-tagging-google-analytics/, UTM stands for Urchin Tracking Module:)