What’s the best way to create your product strategy?

Fred Wilson (Co-Founder and Partner at Union Square Ventures)
A Roaming Network For Subscription Music Services – AVC

Roaming is a great solution to the problem when multiple businesses offer a proprietary commodity service. The customer is forced to choose one provider but in effect the service is identical from vendor to vendor.

Fred Wilson (Co-Founder and Partner at Union Square Ventures)
Learning From Brian – AVC

Photos are the killer content type on mobile. Quick to consume like text, but easier to produce on a phone. Pay attention to what Apple does. It is more important than you think. Tech is fashion as much as you don’t want to admit it.
If you insist on using everything we invest in, we will miss important things (Tinder).

Fred Wilson (Co-Founder and Partner at Union Square Ventures)
The Mobile Downturn (continued) – AVC

doing anything in the consumer mobile space these days is super hard. i can’t think of many consumer facing mobile apps that have gained massive traction and sustained it in the past three years. can you?

Rob Go (Co-Founder and Partner at NextView Ventures)
Very Basic Startup Marketing – ROBGO.ORG

“Swiss army knife” products rarely work. You hopefully create a raving fan by being an amazing scalpel for a particular problem. Then, that person will tell everyone else who needs a scalpel that you are a great solution. Then, the person who hears the same recommendation 3-5 times, will finally give you a try. That’s much harder to do if you are trying to be all things for all people.

Fred Wilson (Co-Founder and Partner at Union Square Ventures)
Flipping The Model – AVC

I’ve written this before, but I think things like Bluetooth, Airplay, and Chromecast are the better model for getting content from the Internet onto TVs and into cars.
TVs and cars are expensive, you don’t replace them very often, and it takes time to get a new model designed, built, and into the market.

Seth Godin (Founder at Yoyodyne Entertainment)
Seth’s Blog: Special orders don’t upset us

You ask the waiter to bring you the mackerel, but without the teriyaki glaze. He says, “the menu says no substitutions, I’m sorry.” There’s absolutely nothing wrong with running an establishment around the idea that it is what it is, here it is, you can have it if you want to buy it. You ask the waiter to bring you the mackerel, but without the teriyaki glaze. He says, “Certainly. Is there anything else I can offer to make it even more to your … (read more)