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Neil Movold

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09 Apr 14

"Products can profoundly CHANGE OUR BEHAVIORS.
100’s of millions of users and 100’s of millions of dollars.
Habit: A BEHAVIOR DONE WITH CONSCIOUS THOUGHT LITTLE OR NO
HABITS ARE BUILT UPON like the layers of a pearl.
Triggers come in two favors: EXTERNAL & INTERNAL
EXTERNAL TRIGGERS: The information for what to do next is within the trigger. Billboards SODA
INTERNAL TRIGGERS: The information for what to do next is informed through an association in the users Billboards SODA
People who are depressed check email more often
When we feel LONELY we use
When we feel UNSURE we use
When we are BORED we use
Do you know your customer’s INTERNAL TRIGGER?
What triggers make so habit-forming?
Fear of losing the moment. Solves the pain but it is also a social network.
The SIMPLEST BEHAVIOR in anticipation of a reward. "

08 Apr 14

"Arianna Huffington first made headlines over being a passionate proponent of getting a full night’s rest last fall when she called “multi-tasking a disease and sleep deprivation the root of all bad decisions” in an interview with The Telegraph.

This week the founder of The Huffington Post appeared on CNN’s morning show “New Day” to talk about her own personal wake-up call and to offer advice to people who are willing to achieve success at all costs. "

    • Types of memories and where they are stored in the brain include:

      • Semantic memory: General knowledge, trivia and facts are stored in the temporal lobe and the cortex.
      • Episodic memory: New data and recent events are stored in the prefrontal cortex and the temporal lobe.
      • Working memory: Information and knowledge required for daily life -- such as telephone numbers and learned skills like driving -- are stored in the prefrontal cortex.
      • Procedural memory: Secondhand skills, things we take for granted, such as walking and cycling, are stored in the cerebellum.
04 Apr 14

"What are the best productivity tools for entrepreneurs?
What are the best tools for entrepreneurs?
What software will help me start a business?"

in list: Startups

28 Mar 14

"A mind is a valuable thing to waste. You’ve heard the saying many times, but it truly does ring true. Your mind is your most valuable asset. You need to take care of it. "

27 Mar 14

"Social media is technology used to engage three or more people.
Social learning is participating with others to make sense of new ideas.
What’s new is how powerfully they work together."
As for the market, I'd equate that loosely with the LMS market, which runs at $1b right now. All LMS players have to (or are) shifting or augmenting to a social learning platform, (or they will perish) but what's interesting is the traditional 'collaboration' market too.




A report from IDC states that worldwide revenue for the social platforms market was US$369.7 million in 2009 with 55% growth year over year.
Thus, it was probably in the neighbourhood of $600m in 2010 ... so combine the two, (because many elements of social learning, if not all, are synonymous with social collaboration platforms) we're looking at a $1.6b play.
My two cents, so to say.

  • Social learning is the vicarious learning that happens through social exchanges that result from a knowledge negotiation
  • Social learning theory – Social learning theory implies that learning occurs through the observation of others in a social setting
  • To summarize Kelly Meeker, social learning is learning that occurs via peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing.
  • Broadly speaking, social learning is knowledge acquisition that occurs in communication between people: the act of communicating with peers, colleagues and the larger world to seek information. Incorporating social learning practices in school environments can help students make progress more efficiently.
  • Social learning does not require social media, but it can be accelerated with the use of social media.
27 Mar 14

"Are you looking for investors? How to pitch an angel (VC or others who have money). Inspired by Brian Cohen and Dave McClure."

26 Mar 14

"A famous professor in Organisational Behaviour at Case Western Reserve University in the US, David Kolb was the mastermind behind one of the most revolutionary learning models, which has influenced education considerably since it was launched in the early seventies.
Professor Kolb firmly believed that learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience. His model proposes that experiential learning consists of six main characteristics:
Learning is a process, not a list of outcomes.
Learning is a continuous process grounded in experience.
Learning requires conflict resolution between opposing ideas and is essentially full of tension.
Learning is a holistic process of adaptation to the world.
Learning involves transactions between people and their environment.
Learning is the process of creating knowledge that is the result of the transaction between social knowledge and personal knowledge."

26 Mar 14

"The global youth unemployment crisis will not be solved by doing more of the same.

The formal education system is not meeting current workforce demands and this leads to a critical skills mismatch between the young job-seeker and the modern employer. With over 75 million youth unemployed worldwide, this mismatch has created a tremendous waste of the energy, passion and talent of young women and men.

The absence of 21st century workforce skills development underlies the disconnect between formal education systems and the needs of employers -- skills like communications, critical thinking, action research, project management, facilitation and working in teams -- and the self-empowerment that gives youth the confidence to apply these skills."

25 Mar 14

"One of the tough things in SaaS, a downside of the fact that it compounds, is that you’re always running on the Habitral.  That makes it really hard to see your moments of success, and perhaps even more importantly — really hard to see and internalize and process pre-success."

in list: Startups

25 Mar 14

"Let me try to answer the question from a SaaS perspective:

Never Quit If ... [these are basically in chronological order of the lifecycle of a SaaS company from $1k ARR to $10m ARR]:"

in list: Startups

in list: Startups

  • the one who educates themselves the best, wins. If you aren’t learning, you’re falling behind and those with the keenest understanding of, not only their market, but their customers, their competition and, essentially, their own strengths and weaknesses, make themselves the best kind of dangerous.  
  • In a startup environment, the one who educates themselves the best, wins. If you aren’t learning, you’re falling behind and those with the keenest understanding of, not only their market, but their customers, their competition and, essentially, their own strengths and weaknesses, make themselves the best kind of dangerous.  
  • Growth can outpace an ability to scale in the blink of an eye, and all of a sudden, the tidal wave becomes a problem rather than a gift.

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24 Mar 14

"How should a startup approach lead generation for a SaaS product that sells in the $99-$499/month range?"

24 Mar 14

"This page is a supplement to the the SaaS Metrics 2.0 blog post. It provides detailed definitions for each of the key metrics used in that post."

in list: Startups

24 Mar 14

"In this digital age, marketing responsibilities have expanded to include multichannels, big data, content management, customer experience and more. Does the C-suite title of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) cover this — or has the role evolved into a Chief “Something-or-Other”?
International Data Corporation (IDC) has developed ten 2014 predictions about the CMO’s changing role. CMSWire.com spoke to with Kathleen Schaub, IDC’s vice president of the CMO Advisory Service, to get a better sense of the issues."

23 Mar 14

"In Silicon Valley, there is a stronger realization that startups need to keep their eyes on the prize that is revenue. Often in Canada, the effort to cobble together funding to extend an early round takes attention and focus away from what has to be king, queen and prince: sales."

in list: Startups

  • In Silicon Valley, there is a stronger realization that startups need to keep their eyes on the prize that is revenue. Often in Canada, the effort to cobble together funding to extend an early round takes attention and focus away from what has to be king, queen and prince: sales.
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