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Brian Goffman
Seattle and San Francisco
Entrepreneur, growth leader. VP/AP (fintech, SaaS) McKinsey. Former: VP LinkedIn; VP SmartThings; CEO Optify (Adobe); PM Microsoft, Board BrightTALK (TechTarget)
Interests: Movies, sports, gadgets, jazz piano
Recent Activity
As we close out another tumultuous year, I wanted to pass on some advice I got as a way to mark the end of the year: send a thank you! Showing appreciation will let someone know you care. Ironically, showing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2021 at Rational Exuberance
One of the key lessons I've learned as a leader at LinkedIn is to clarify a key question before the end of a meeting: Who has the D? The "D" in this case refers to the Decision Maker in a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2014 at Rational Exuberance
I spent about 15 minutes listening to our Webmaster-in-Chief Barak Obama talking today about the new healthcare marketplace website. What was his pitch? Here's what President Obama said: It's slow, but it will get better! We have experts working 24/7.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Rational Exuberance
Here's a list I wanted to share: Bill Gates top 10 books he read in 2012. "I read some amazing books this year. Every one of these books changed my worldview, and I highly recommend them if you're looking for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at Rational Exuberance
Neil Armstrong's passing brings back his great achievement of being the first man on the moon. This giant step for mankind is something that anyone standing on Earth has to hold in awe. As recounted in Rocket Men, a masterful... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2012 at Rational Exuberance
I want to congratulate Optify's Jennifer Wong on a great presentation about optimizing LinkedIn for business. LinkedIn has been rapidly improving their pages for business. Optify was early in building a company page on LinkedIn but the new features enable... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2012 at Rational Exuberance
The financial headlines have been dominated by the collapsing stock prices of Groupon, Facebook and Zynga. Listening to the pundits, with few exceptions, reasons given for the declning prices range from uncertain business models, trading blunders, mobile users, dependency on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at Rational Exuberance
Startup Lessons! Since my Startup Day presentation on VC funding I've gotten more questions about fundraising and building a starup. Here are what I've boiled down to what I'll call my Top 10 Startup Rules. Credit to Madrona Venture Group,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at Rational Exuberance
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Mar 15, 2010
Thanks for the compliment! I'm not in the business of writing thesis papers, but appreciate your readership. And of course links!
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2010 on Facebook Beacons Its Apology at Rational Exuberance