May 4, 2010

3 steps to getting cheap, easy and relevant product feedback (Step 2: Share it)

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In the start of this series, I laid out a framework for gathering and using relevant product feedback: Go get it. Share it. Live it. Gathering the information is the critical first step in the process and it can be very rewarding. It’s great when...

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At a Chinese contract manufacturer, an employee mounts a PCBA in a fixture before soldering a sensor. In 2003, Adam Hocherman went big and founded a consumer electronics company called American Innovative. With the help of the U.S. government’s SBA loan...

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As a business headquartered in California, disaster preparedness has been a must since our earliest days in operation. Yesterday’s tragic earthquake in China and the spate of recent earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, Taiwan, Turkey, Indonesia and Mexico—not to mention the blizzards, extreme weather and power outages that affected nearly...

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Chris Anderson has written a phenomenal article about the democratization of manufacturing in a recent issue of Wired magazine. I cannot recommend the article enough, if for no other reason than the chance to learn about a lot of cool micro-manufacturing companies, like Jawbone manufacturer (and Arena customer)...

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If you are in the Bay Area this week, stop by the Stanford Cool Product Expo (CPX) on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, from 12–6pm at the Stanford University Arrillaga Alumni Center. The Cool Product Expo is a free event showcasing more than 40 interesting products and projects...

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