Having a Great Design is Not Enough

So many companies and product teams think that if they just hire a UX team, or consultant, or do user research that magically their product will be fixed.  However, I’ve found that the biggest barrier to great design and great products are the teams themselves. They sequester the UX people and user researchers and give […]

Not Speaking Up and Barbara Streisand

In all my years of working with product teams, I’ve found that the teams themselves are their worst enemy, not management, not their customers, not even limits on budgets or technology.  There are several team dynamics that contribute to compromising on the best possible outcome to make your product great.  Here are a few: What’s Hot. […]

Why the U2 Album is Good for Your Music Career

On the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of iTunes, Apple celebrated by giving everyone with an iTunes Account, about 500 million people, a free copy of U2’s album “Songs of Innocence.” Some have surmised that this heralds the death of the iTunes Store, as musicians can no longer charge for downloads of their music. Instead, […]

How to Get on the Radio

Although technology is changing rapidly, radio is the foremost way of marketing music today. As music streaming takes hold, the definition of “radio” will change. No matter how you slice it, radio is THE most important piece of your marketing plan for music. Everyone wants to be on the radio. So, how do you do […]