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

Howard posted a blog: It's all about holes, not drills
“ One of the oldest clichés in business school is the statement that “customers want ¼” holes, not ¼”drills” which is a pithy way of simply reinforcing the idea that the primary focus and messaging in terms of presenting your product or service to the... ”
“ It turns out – in a perfect world – that much of what every kid would ideally learn in school is, in part, a working familiarity with the same attitudes, approaches and outlooks which we try to have our aspiring 1871 entrepreneurs internalize as a la... ”
“ Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel had it right and they actually didn’t even know it. I think that today they’d still probably be embarrassed if someone called them “computer geeks” or said that they had perfectly articulated the newest and smartest solut... ”
“ Too much of our planning for growth these days is predicated on incremental improvements, brand extensions, product re-sizing, territorial expansions and the like.  These are attempts to capture market share available in readily-apparent adjacen... ”
“ I started writing computer code when I was in high school in a special program at the Illinois Institute of Technology. This was in the early 60’s and long before there was such a thing as a personal computer.  I continued coding through my coll... ”
Howard posted a blog: The Curse of Cohorts
“ If you thought it was difficult to start a new business in the education space, you'd be right for sure. But it's even harder to do something in the adult education space and that's very unfortunate because we - as a country - are in dire need of mor... ”
Howard posted a blog: Sneakernets Still Make Sense
“ Many years ago I saw a great cartoon that completely encapsulated the leap of faith that is a crucial part of every entrepreneur’s dream. The drawing showed a guy standing under a series of thought bubbles reflecting the development of his great new... ”
“ I was part of a recent Oxford-style debate in Chicago where the proposition under consideration was that “Entrepreneurs are born, not trained”. It was the classic nature versus nurture type of heated argument between two pairs of seasoned senior exec... ”
Howard posted a blog: Startups Shouldn't Sell Strategy
“ In the “been there, done that” category of mistakes that you should only make once, I would award a place of high honor to the idea that startups should spend their scarce capital and limited resources trying to “earn” their way into the hearts and w... ”
Howard posted a blog: Simply Streaming...Sucks
“ Please stop streaming stuff that sucks. No one cares. No one’s watching. And, just because you can do it doesn’t mean you should. And, as hard as it is to imagine, just because it happened to you doesn’t make it interesting to us. You’re constantly c... ”

recent blog posts

Howard Tullman
One of the oldest clichés in business school is the statement that “customers want ¼” holes, not ¼”drills” which is a pithy way of simply reinforcing the idea that the primary focus and messaging in terms of presenting your product or service to the customer (and ultimately properly setting and...
05/24/2015
VIEWS: 106
Howard Tullman
It turns out – in a perfect world – that much of what every kid would ideally learn in school is, in part, a working familiarity with the same attitudes, approaches and outlooks which we try to have our aspiring 1871 entrepreneurs internalize as a lasting part of their overall experience with us.
05/08/2015
VIEWS: 130
Howard Tullman
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel had it right and they actually didn’t even know it. I think that today they’d still probably be embarrassed if someone called them “computer geeks” or said that they had perfectly articulated the newest and smartest solution we’ve seen in some time for the legacy and...
05/04/2015
VIEWS: 51
Howard Tullman
Too much of our planning for growth these days is predicated on incremental improvements, brand extensions, product re-sizing, territorial expansions and the like.  These are attempts to capture market share available in readily-apparent adjacencies rather than through undertaking new journeys...
04/25/2015
VIEWS: 89
Howard Tullman
I started writing computer code when I was in high school in a special program at the Illinois Institute of Technology. This was in the early 60’s and long before there was such a thing as a personal computer.  I continued coding through my college years where I distinctly remember carrying...
04/17/2015
VIEWS: 122

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