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Author Archives: Miha Ahronovitz

Platforms always win

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The blogger in me is always alert. Usually I don’t feel it is there, sleeping like my dog at my side, while I work. Browsing through Harvard Business Review, April 2016, I discovered a series of articles about pipeline versus platform products. The first one  Pipelines, Platforms, and the New Rules of Strategy starts like this: Back in 2007 the five ...

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AWS Lambda made a boo-boo

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This is a Post Scriptum to the blog The Miracle of Apcera and AWS Lambda Chad Lung AWS Lambda tutorial Chad Lung is one of the gurus from EMC Cloud Services Group. On January 12, 2016, he published a Lambda Tutorial Build a Python Microservice with Amazon Web Services Lambda & API Gateway He wanted to show how simple is ...

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Why Docker containers are not used widely in Enterprises?

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I am a great admirer of Solomon Hykes, whose company dotCloud seed financed by Trinity Ventures, went south and was on the verge being sold for peanuts. Then Solomon and close collaborators did something crazy: they decided to open source the container technology they had built for dotCloud. His investors were against it, yet Dan Scholnick , an open minded ...

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What you should know before hiring UX designers

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When I talk with some startup founders I wonder how many people in the street understand what they are doing. They all hire UX graduates, and consider that’s all it takes to become understood and loved by users, real or imaginary. This is  like hiring a hairdresser in a team climbing Kilimanjaro One of the articles I most like comes ...

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Five Reasons Why High Performance Computing (HPC) startups will explode in 2015

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1. The size of the social networks grew beyond any rational expectations Facebook(FB) official stats state that FB has 1.32 billion and 1.07 billion mobile monthly active users. Approximately 81.7% are outside the US and Canada. FB manages a combined of 2.4 Billion users, including mobile with 7,185 employees. The world population as estimated by United Nations as of 1 July 2014 at 7.243 ...

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My Product Management Manifesto

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We live in California. Silicon Valley is in California. We must think big, because people with great aspirations came here from all over the world. They can make software even better than us. Here are some things we can do to stay ahead of the game Go for breakthrough, high risk, highest possible reward products The product portfolio definitions are: ...

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Creativity and our life as employees

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I answered the following question on Quora: Creativity: Do creative people get bored at work more easily than non-creative people? Or do they just need a job that makes use of that creativity? Fast Company published the article 10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People . It is based on the work of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, professor of Management and Psychology at ...

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Hope vs. Motivation: Why Big Data needs empathy and emotion

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Because, – says Om Malik, one of the most extraordinary thinkers on Silicon Valley and the  founder of GIGAOM – The problem with data is that the way it is used today, it lacks empathy and emotion. Data is used like a blunt instrument, a scythe trying to cut and tailor a cashmere sweater… He concludes The idea of combining data, ...

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Why Open Source Software?

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I decided to look at something everyone thinks we know well, Open Source Software (OSS)  and see what I discover. The child in me said; “Do it”. The Strange and Not-So-Strange I uncovered No. This is not a high energy physics paper. This is a study on OSS performance.             I scratch my head seeing ...

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The True Story of the Grid Engine Dream

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In Sun, I they called me Mr. Grid Engine. I was the product manager of Sun Grid Engine for a decade, until January 2010. This blog is a story of my journey. Where are we today? Defying many predictions, Grid Engine, formerly CODINE, is the Distributed Resource Management software most used as grid computing, particularly in High Performance Computing (HPC), ...

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