Pogue: Six factors for highly unsuccessful products

Pogue: Six factors for highly unsuccessful products

Summary: At the FailCon 2010 conference in San Francisco, New York Times technology columnist David Pogue identifies the stumbling blocks to success.

TOPICS: Tech Industry

Topic: Tech Industry

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  • FailCon?

    It seems the inability to watch David Pogue's speech about FAIL fits in pretty well here...

    I click on the link and all I get is the same page of 8 links...
  • He makes some excellent points, but...

    Let's face it, you can't not do product development and marketing research. The vision comes from insights drawn from observations of life. You need a source for these that are greater than one person.

    Sure, James Cameron and Steve Jobs have imposed disciplines that have made their innovations successful, but Steve isn't always right (and is right less often every year he places himself closer to the center of his own universe) and James Cameron is playing with his own money.

    Overall, I like the thought process, but I don't think they came to the right conclusions in each of these areas.
  • One of the best videos I have seen lately...

    I like Pogue's books and I can see from this video that he is spot on about the crapware being made these days. I ran into all these topics and thought the same thing. I even made fun of most of it to the chagrin of the teams I worked on.

    I rarely watch videos, most of them are a waste of time, but this was worth the time.
  • Great except if you are deaf...

    It would be nice if you provided transcripts, for the rest of us.