Tim Cook Tweets Story of User’s Apple Watch Detecting Atrial Fibrillation

So this isn't the only story of its kind ... but this time, Apple CEO Tim Cook actually replied to a tweet from a lady whose husband's life may have pre-emptively been saved by his Apple Watch! The watch detected his atrial fibrillation, alerted him, and this led to him getting medical attention. Medical professionals apparently discovered … Continue reading Tim Cook Tweets Story of User’s Apple Watch Detecting Atrial Fibrillation

Screw Down Crown: Changed the Blog Name

I recently had a chat with a good friend of mine, Hassan; we talked about the refreshed blog, and my plans for it... he was pretty supportive and loved the idea. He also suggested that the name "WatchProductivity" was quite literal, but not particularly memorable or catchy. I didn't think it mattered but he urged … Continue reading Screw Down Crown: Changed the Blog Name

Imagine There’s No Excel

With the rise of analytics and Big Data, replacements for Excel are proliferating and CFOs of companies large and small are beginning to pay attention. Even the people selling business analytics (BA), business intelligence (BI), and financial planning and analysis (FP&A) software — jobs traditionally performed through Excel — sing Excel’s praises. And why not? … Continue reading Imagine There’s No Excel

A Disciplined Approach to Evaluating Ideas

"Make sure you ask the right questions at the right time." That's one memorable piece of advice from a leader at a global innovation powerhouse. Unfortunately, it is a piece of advice that is heeded too infrequently inside large companies. At many companies, the idea evaluation process revolves around detailed Excel spreadsheets, comprehensive PowerPoint documents, … Continue reading A Disciplined Approach to Evaluating Ideas

What Steve Jobs Taught Me About Growth

Finding that first market — a few customers willing to pay for your early product — is hard enough. But there's one thing that may be even harder. And that's finding the second market. Especially because companies are often so focused on protecting what they already have. In 1996 when Steve Jobs returned to Apple, … Continue reading What Steve Jobs Taught Me About Growth