Howard Tullman

Howard Tullman

CEO
1871
Chicago

Interests

Data visualization
Design
Founding startups
Interaction design
Product design
Social entrepren.
Social media/PR
Writing/Blogging

Expertise

Business Development

Companies

current
CEO

my activity

“ Customer segmentation has been around as an essential business practice for ages. In fact, the age (or range of ages) of various customers has always been one of the more obvious ways in which merchants and other service providers could slice and dic... ”
“ We hear a lot of disparaging comments and complaints these days about the hyper-inclusive management style of many early-stage businesses and how it’s hindering their progress and growth. I’m sure you’ve heard some of these statements as well and the... ”
“ I had a conversation with a commodities trader recently about Starbucks and how their results have been so impressive over the last year or two. He said that the main reason the stock had done so well was that they were enjoying the financial advanta... ”
Howard posted a blog: Never Try to Boil the Ocean
“ As many times as I remind people that it's always a bad bet for any company to try to be all things to all people unless you have the technology to support mass customization solutions (See http://www.inc.com/howard-tullman/surprise-you-can-be-all-th... ”
“ It’s surprising how long it takes for even those of us who think we’re fairly astute and self-aware to realize and acknowledge certain things in our lives and behaviors that, in retrospect and with the benefit of hindsight, seem frightfully obvious.... ”
“ Startups and early-stage growth businesses need 3 critical things to succeed: capital, customers and coders. Cash these days isn’t really a question.  Chicago investors have plenty of investment dollars for new and growing businesses. Customers... ”
Howard posted a blog: Don't Be Too "Smart" Too Soon
“ I think we have almost completed our efforts to stamp out venture tourism at 1871, our digital startup factory, in Chicago. There's a right way to do these things, but it's not by the bus load or by constantly bothering and interfering with the busy... ”
Howard Tullman has a new connection.
“ I’ve been saying for a while now that the context in which you communicate with your customers is actually more important and material to the success of the communication than the content itself. Your pitch can be Hollywood-quality and utterly heroic... ”
Howard posted a blog: What we didn't expect from mobile
“ So it turns out that – contrary to both the common wisdom and our own expectations - video didn’t really kill the radio star after all. We continue to re-learn the same lesson over and over again that – by and large – in the areas of media and commun... ”

recent blog posts

Howard Tullman
Customer segmentation has been around as an essential business practice for ages. In fact, the age (or range of ages) of various customers has always been one of the more obvious ways in which merchants and other service providers could slice and dice their potential consumer and business targets...
08/23/2015
VIEWS: 65
Howard Tullman
We hear a lot of disparaging comments and complaints these days about the hyper-inclusive management style of many early-stage businesses and how it’s hindering their progress and growth. I’m sure you’ve heard some of these statements as well and they’re not all simply cases of unhappy whiners or...
08/15/2015
VIEWS: 21
Howard Tullman
I had a conversation with a commodities trader recently about Starbucks and how their results have been so impressive over the last year or two. He said that the main reason the stock had done so well was that they were enjoying the financial advantages of depressed commodity prices for coffee. He...
08/08/2015
VIEWS: 53
Howard Tullman
As many times as I remind people that it's always a bad bet for any company to try to be all things to all people unless you have the technology to support mass customization solutions (See http://www.inc.com/howard-tullman/surprise-you-can-be-all-things-to-all-people.html) and that, in the vast...
08/02/2015
VIEWS: 108
Howard Tullman
It’s surprising how long it takes for even those of us who think we’re fairly astute and self-aware to realize and acknowledge certain things in our lives and behaviors that, in retrospect and with the benefit of hindsight, seem frightfully obvious.
07/26/2015
VIEWS: 34

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