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: 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... ”
“ There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when your intuition pays off and people behave exactly as you predicted (and hoped for or dreaded) or when things turn out precisely as you expected. You could also call these moments the result of educa... ”
Howard posted a blog: Seven Scars Make An Entrepreneur
“ When most people talk about how difficult and challenging it is to be an entrepreneur, they actually focus on the most obvious things which, frankly, every entrepreneur should already know – how long and hard you have to work, how risky and difficult... ”
“ You would think it would be clear that any business’s most valuable workers aren’t multi-colored (but otherwise uniform) Checkers pieces (although – given their varying skills and capabilities - they might be more properly thought of as chessmen) whi... ”
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... ”

recent blog posts

Howard Tullman
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 communication – the majority of our new distribution...
06/27/2015
VIEWS: 176
Howard Tullman
There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when your intuition pays off and people behave exactly as you predicted (and hoped for or dreaded) or when things turn out precisely as you expected. You could also call these moments the result of educated guesses or extra-sensory perceptions, but...
06/22/2015
VIEWS: 42
Howard Tullman
When most people talk about how difficult and challenging it is to be an entrepreneur, they actually focus on the most obvious things which, frankly, every entrepreneur should already know – how long and hard you have to work, how risky and difficult it is to try to start something new, how unclear...
06/06/2015
VIEWS: 133
Howard Tullman
You would think it would be clear that any business’s most valuable workers aren’t multi-colored (but otherwise uniform) Checkers pieces (although – given their varying skills and capabilities - they might be more properly thought of as chessmen) which can be swayed, swapped, moved around and...
06/01/2015
VIEWS: 130
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: 110

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