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: 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... ”
“ 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... ”

recent blog posts

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: 47
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: 30
Howard Tullman
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 aren’t that hard to come by either.  The...
07/19/2015
VIEWS: 129
Howard Tullman
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 people who are trying to build their businesses....
07/12/2015
VIEWS: 151
Howard Tullman
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, but it will only hit home with those who hear...
07/04/2015
VIEWS: 180

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