Ken & Barbie: A Tale of Love & Marketing

July 8th, 2010  |  2 Comments

Picture if you would, an entrepreneur with a great Internet business idea. Let’s call him “Ken”. Ken is an expert in his field and is a successful business person. With a solid background in engineering, Ken was instrumental in bringing his company to the pinnacle of success. His only downside is that his success gives him a slightly inflated view of his capabilities in his efforts to market his new online venture.

On the other side of the country, there is a young female we will call “Barbie,” who is as equally charismatic as Ken. She is bright, resourceful and is always looking to improve her business model. She too has a ton of experience and is very competitive. You see, Barbie has successfully launched her own retail chain, understands the fundamentals of marketing but has yet to embrace the Internet. Despite her offline success, she knows that she’ll need to effectively enter the online space to take her business to the next level. She’s been successful by way of good product lines, great customer service and a solid vision for her brand. Barbie has worked hard to get to where she is…

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Adobe Buys Goodbarry. Was it Fear or is a Product Suite in the Making?

December 1st, 2009  |  2 Comments

Both fear and a new product line is what I’m thinking.


In mid 2009 I turned my attention to Goodbarry. Not sure how I found the site, but when I got there, the site was not only well designed (old site no longer available after Adobe’s purchase) but it was very intriguing. Goodbarry was the retail brand for the core system called Business Catalyst.

First, for over 10 years companies have tried to make a product that makes it ‘easy’ to create and build a website. Pretty much all of them have failed. Why?

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