(1) Total deaths in one month in the US will be 416K at the current rate.
(2) If US locks down like Italy, total deaths in one month drops to 10K – and 6K if our efforts are halfway between Italy’s and China’s (and 3K if like China).
(3) Not fully locking down will result in 1K – 15K additional deaths per day (grows each day) we wait over the next month.
I did some quick analysis over the latest death data (see image below):
Here’s the spreadsheet with the data and math.
The death count and cost of each day we don’t drop the hammer and implement a complete national lockdown need to be reported and acted on before it’s too late …
I do hope I’m wrong (for ex. Italy’s and US’s daily deaths stabilize soon) and/or we can course correct ASAP to save lives.
An op-ed I wrote for VentureBeat:
The line between marketing and sales is getting blurrier by the minute. Sales reps are leveraging new sales acceleration tools like Tout, Yesware, Sidekick, and Outreach, and it feels like a new one comes out every quarter.
These specialized apps have become so sophisticated that they’re enabling sales to run their own campaigns and sidestep marketing automation. They help teams increase response rates through more personalization and control, a 1:1 touch, simple plain text messages, and more follow up vs. blanket general marketing blasts.
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An op-ed I wrote with Tomasz Tunguz for Techcrunch:
One of the most critical metrics for software companies — but also one of the most difficult to measure — is the lifetime value of their customers (LTV). The lifetime value dictates how a company should spend its marketing and sales dollars.
Unfortunately, many early stage startups struggle to measure LTV, because they haven’t been around very long and, consequently, haven’t seen a large number of customers through their lifespans with the product.
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An op-ed I wrote for TechCrunch:
According to industry expert David Raab, almost 70 percent of marketers are either unhappy or only marginally happy with their marketing automation software. According to Bluewolf’s new “State of Salesforce” study, only 7 percent are seeing good, measurable ROI from those investments. There’s a lot of fragmentation and dissatisfaction in this category despite the huge potential benefits of automating marketing.
A key contributor to the current state of marketing automation is the fact that its roots stem from email blasting. As these systems layered in landing pages and forms, web activity data, triggers, etc. over time, they became bloated from trying to do too much and began to over-promise and under-deliver.
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