Author: Peter S. Buchanan
Peter S. Buchanan
Peter S. Buchanan
30 Sep, 2015

The Virtues of Pattern Matching for your Business

Pattern Matching is about more than crunching data in analytics applications.  It’s about looking for opportunities in quantitative AND qualitative data and personal interactions and then acting on your insights faster and with better execution than your uninformed competitors.  Apple, Uber, and GE are Masters of Pattern Matching.  Your...
Peter S. Buchanan
Peter S. Buchanan
15 Sep, 2015

Managing your Board So That It Won’t Over Manage You

On the surface, the job of the Board of Directors appears to be pretty simple.  The Board debates and approves the company strategy.  It uses full Board meetings, committee meetings related to finance and operations, and monthly reports from management to track things over time.  This system works well...
Peter S. Buchanan
Peter S. Buchanan
27 Aug, 2015

The Seven Deadly Sins of Entrepreneurs (And How to Fix Them)

Entrepreneurs have huge upsides and equally huge downsides.  As an entrepreneur, if you know what you’re likely to do wrong upfront, you are more likely to succeed and grow your business faster and more profitably than you had ever imagined. It’s an age-old and true maxim that great entrepreneurs...
Peter S. Buchanan
Peter S. Buchanan
01 Jul, 2015

The Six Secrets to a Successful Product

The success or failure of a product often hinges on a few, seemingly small decisions.  Here are the six things we think make products successful. When the iPhone debuted in 2007, it was immediately hailed as a magical device. The day after it hit the market, every smartphone that...