Archive for December, 2012

Binary

The USA Today has a much-retweeted article with some great soundbite material from Marc Andreesen, who is widely respected in startup and venture circles, for good reason. The money quote is this one: “The spread of computers and the Internet

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Love this Article about John Price

(On the heels of the Apple Comes to Austin post… ) Forbes has published a great article about John Price and Austin: Trilogy reached about $15 million in sales in 1994 and Price was concerned that it couldn’t grow anymore

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Apple Comes to Austin

Good update on the new Apple Campus in Austin: Preliminary on the new 39-acre campus began in the last few weeks, according to Wired. The new facility will be an expansion of Apple’s existing operations center in Austin, which employs

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Merry Christmas!

Once again it is that time of year – Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to our BP3 customers, team members, and partners! We hope everyone is taking a little break from process and process improvement to focus on family and

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Austin Economy on a Roll

Latest report on the Austin economy: A surge in hiring by retailers gearing up for the holiday shopping season helped push the Central Texas unemployment rate down to 4.9 percent in November, its lowest point in more than four years.The

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You Should Read MWD

If you’re interested in BPM or on of the other research areas that MWD focuses on, you should be reading their research.  There’s a personal subscription that is affordable for most executives and marketing professionals, and I’d recommend that our

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Bosch and the MQ

Bosch software was kind enough to respond to a comment in my post from a few weeks ago, in which I stated: It is interesting to see a “big” company take an innovative approach to putting an offering together –

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Congratulations to BlackLocus

Looks like another Austin-based startup has found a good exit: We have some big and happy news to announce: BlackLocus has just been acquired by The Home Depot!Our passion for data-driven decision making led us to start BlackLocus a few

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The Shaving Process and Dollar Shave Club

I just had to give Dollar Shave Club a try.  The tongue-in-cheek video and simple buying process appealed to me as a customer and as a process guy. So I gave it a spin.  Dollar Shave Club says their razors

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Alberto on BPM Blogs

Alberto has a great list of BPM blogs on his site (not just because ours is listed among them!). There are a couple of new ones in his list that I need to check out – blogging the internet of

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Company Culture in Austin (and at BP3)

Two recent posts by entrepreneurs in Austin got my attention with respect to culture. First, Mass Relevance’s move to Downtown.  I have to admit, Sam Decker is the last guy I thought would move his company downtown.  But after seeing

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Yesterday was a Good Day

Yesterday was a good day. It wasn’t long ago when BP3 was just two people trying to figure out how to start a BPM company from scratch.  Today, we had two playbacks for two different customers on the same day. 

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Disrupting Search

Great blog post on Counternotions (by Kontra) regarding Siri: Is Siri really Apple’s future? It starts with a little preamble, and then gets into the meat of the article, and what Google Search is: This is a directed navigation system

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Good Advice

Good advice often comes in small sound bites at the end of a long post… In the end, screw it, just build the best company you can, for you. You’re wrong about most of what you think about those competitors

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BPM and Cost Cutting

I love Max J. Pucher’s blog posts.  His writing style is entertaining and provocative.  And there will always be a few golden nuggets to remember. His recent post, BPM is Cost Cutting, stays true to form: If yes, he/she shouldn’t

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Introducing BP Strategy

[Editor’s Note: Rich Phillips recently joined BP3 as our Chief Strategy Officer, and this is the first of many posts on the subject of process strategy, and the beginning of a new “BP Strategy” category for these posts.] Launching the

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