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Review: The Customer-Funded Business by John Mullins

It is something of an indictment on the quality of debate about entrepreneurship that the notion of getting customers to “fund your business” – in order to pay salaries, rent and suppliers – is a sufficiently radical idea that a business school professor feels compelled to write a book about it.

Matchmaker models (Airbnb)
Pay-in-advance models (Threadless)
Subscription models (TutorVista)
Scarcity models (Vente Privee)
Service-to-product models (GoViral)

Review: The Customer-Funded Business by John Mullins

It is something of an indictment on the quality of debate about entrepreneurship that the notion of getting customers to “fund your business” – in order to pay salaries, rent and suppliers – is a sufficiently radical idea that a business school professor feels compelled to write a book about it.

  • Matchmaker models (Airbnb)
  • Pay-in-advance models (Threadless)
  • Subscription models (TutorVista)
  • Scarcity models (Vente Privee)
  • Service-to-product models (GoViral)
OpenTSDB should allow anticipatory systems to emerge from sensor data in business, here’s how, apply control theory math:


The Fourier transform, named after Joseph Fourier, is a mathematical transformation employed to transform signals between time domain and frequency domain, which has many applications in physics and engineering. Wikipedia



These transforms used to be hard work done in Fortran code for weather and forecasting type applications, now available in Wolfram and open source. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/FourierTransform.html
 

OpenTSDB should allow anticipatory systems to emerge from sensor data in business, here’s how, apply control theory math:

  1. The Fourier transform, named after Joseph Fourier, is a mathematical transformation employed to transform signals between time domain and frequency domain, which has many applications in physics and engineering. Wikipedia

These transforms used to be hard work done in Fortran code for weather and forecasting type applications, now available in Wolfram and open source. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/FourierTransform.html

 

Rise: Anticipatory Supply Chains.

Andrew Musselman from Accenture recently spoke at the Scalability / Distributed Systems meetup on the Microsoft Redmond Campus. Accenture is reacting to the emergence of time series data in enterprises, building Hadoop business analytics for SAP systems not designed for vast data from sensors & IoT. Andrew is principal scientist in the global big data practice at Accenture where he leads the data science team in North America. He is a committer on the Apache Mahout project and is writing a book on data science for O’Reilly.  
http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Hadoop-HBase-NoSQL-Meetup/events/174605462/
Deloitte is also looking ahead: We expect that the vision of the anticipatory supply chain will take years to realize fully. At every step, the most effective organizations will be those applying cutting-edge technology to enhance their real-time understanding of activity in complex supply networks, and to improve the economics of having production capacity closer to consumption locales. As the Internet of Things expands and companies’ analytics become more sophisticated, predictive supply decision making will increasingly become automated. Sensors signaling disruptions or unexpected activity in remote corners of the world will trigger appropriate adjustments in the flows of materials and energy.  http://dupress.com/articles/bus-trends-2014-anticipatory-supply-chains/
Flextronics spin-out Elementum has traction with mobile devices, confirming another spline of data for anticipatory supply chains: http://www.elementum.com/
PinkRoccade in the Netherlands in healthcare is also monitoring time series data for anticipatory systems. http://www.pinkroccade.nl/  

Haiku inspired by PiL.

I could be wrong, I could be right. 
SAP, your time has come, your second skin. 
May the road rise with you.    

Framework: Strongloop’s Loopback

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Framework: Strongloop’s Loopback for Node.js APIs

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Recently I did a series for New Relic on three frameworks, both for APIs and web apps. I titled it “Evaluating Node.js Frameworks: hapi.js, Restify, and Geddy” and it is available via the New Relic Blog. To check out those frameworks give that blog entry a read, then below I’ve added one more framework to the list, Strongloop’s Loopback.

Strength: Very feature-rich generation of models, data…

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Little Snitch: Protect your Privacy 

I still feel Appstores offer value to startups, perhaps time the mobile web components provides basis for complete applications on desktop and beyond? 

http://www.polymer-project.org/