Giacomo Balli profile picture

Giacomo Balli

Innovation consultant specializing in mobile strategy

Let's Chat

I help traditional business owners improve productivity, enhance employee satisfaction and increase profits by optimizing their established processes. #DigitalTransformation #OpenInnovation

I help startup founders jumpstart their success. #Architecture #UA #ASO #Monetization #Performance #Feasbility

I help modern companies better understand competition and fast-track R&D. #Intelligence #ResearchAndDevelopement

Topics

Projects

Giacomo Balli clients

Press, Podcasts, Interviews & Talks

Giacomo Balli press

Mobile Consultant

The mobile app industry is growing at an unprecedented pace... Barely keeping up or are you leveraging all the opportunities it brings?

If you made it this far I know you have motivation, enthusiasm and drive. However, you will need a mobile consultant like me by your side to fully reap all the benefits of what technology has to offer.

Until not long ago, iPhone apps were like the very first websites: in a world where websites were few and far between, just having one was enough.  It wasn't particularly challenging to be a player in the mobile app development game without much competition. Now, as the market becomes more saturated, it is increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd.

My years of experience in the field, combined with my MBA and business savvy, make me a shrewd ally to anyone looking to make their mark in the mobile world.

I live in San Francisco, the epicenter of the startup boom.  While I've seen some amazing concepts come to life, I've chosen not to get involve in revenue sharing, equity or similarly structured projects. Instead, I lend my technical and business know-how to early stage startups and established brands as a mobile consultant.

Find out more

Do you already have a mobile app? Make sure you know how to properly generate more downloads.

8 Qualities of top modern CEO / Entrepreneur / Founder

Startups are popping up everywhere, the average company size has been going down and certainly without lowering the quality standard.

Modern leaders of companies have to be extremely well rounded individuals. You can no longer get away with not knowing things. You have to know a little bit of everything to be "average", know a little bit about everything and a lot about many things to be in the top tiers.

When it comes down to listing the main areas of expertises needed, intended as personality traits, there are 9 that stand out.

Think big

The world has been speeding up constantly. Now it takes nothing to become huge and you have to be ready. Don't be constrained by current resources, things change (especially with some pushing).

Communicate

A top notch leader knows how to communicate effectively by balancing pragmatic information and triggering statements. they'll persuade you without you even realizing.

Simplify

There is a saying that states that if you know something well enough you have no issues simplifying it to the core. Top entrepreneurs do this everyday and if they can't they fake ite really well.

Prioritize

Things move fast. If you don't know what come first you'll get flooded. Keep the picture in mind while putting out the small fires is key. High profile founders know how to delegate so they can focus on what is really important.

Gut & Ruler

As my friend Rand from SEOmoz says, you can't improve what you can't measure. You need put stuff out, measure anything you can and then analytically tweak in order to enhance the situation. Inevitably you'll be faced with doubts that don't have an objective answer there for you need to follow your gut feeling and then get back on the measure&fix cycle to make sure it was the right decision.

Execute

Those who are in charge are not afraid of doing. This is key. You can't waste time thinking too much of our next move. You have act and be confident. There are things that need to get done so don't be cheap if you aim at high profile targets.

Know Tech & Design

Today's CEOs need be competent in their industry. However, they do not need to be developers or amazing designers. The key to the right balance is knowing what is achievable and what looks good, not how to achieve it.

What do you think of the above points? Would love to have some feedback!

 

#entrepreneur, #startup
Published: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 23:50:23 +0000

Side Projects

This a collection of some of the numerous ideas/projects that have been conceived and developed usually on a weekend morning.

Crypto

Instagram

Websites

Apps

Misc

About

Currently working as an innovation consultant based in San Francisco. After studying in Madrid and New York, earning an MBA, he broke into the emerging mobile developing market when Apple first released the iPhone. Among one of the first successful Italian developers, Giacomo relocated to San Francisco to broaden his reach within the burgeoning tech sector. While working as part of a travel-tech startup launched in 2013, Giacomo has continued as a consultant to both independent and incubator-based startups. Confident and innovative, loves fast-paced environments collaborating with a team of professionals and experts to ship delightful, efficient products.
Giacomo's passion for progress often finds him speaking at conferences (both in the US & Europe) and teaching college courses.

Contact

8 Qualities of top modern CEO / Entrepreneur / Founder

8 Qualities of top modern CEO / Entrepreneur / Founder

Startups are popping up everywhere, the average company size has been going down and certainly without lowering the quality standard.

Modern leaders of companies have to be extremely well rounded individuals. You can no longer get away with not knowing things. You have to know a little bit of everything to be "average", know a little bit about everything and a lot about many things to be in the top tiers.

When it comes down to listing the main areas of expertises needed, intended as personality traits, there are 9 that stand out.

Think big

The world has been speeding up constantly. Now it takes nothing to become huge and you have to be ready. Don't be constrained by current resources, things change (especially with some pushing).

Communicate

A top notch leader knows how to communicate effectively by balancing pragmatic information and triggering statements. they'll persuade you without you even realizing.

Simplify

There is a saying that states that if you know something well enough you have no issues simplifying it to the core. Top entrepreneurs do this everyday and if they can't they fake ite really well.

Prioritize

Things move fast. If you don't know what come first you'll get flooded. Keep the picture in mind while putting out the small fires is key. High profile founders know how to delegate so they can focus on what is really important.

Gut & Ruler

As my friend Rand from SEOmoz says, you can't improve what you can't measure. You need put stuff out, measure anything you can and then analytically tweak in order to enhance the situation. Inevitably you'll be faced with doubts that don't have an objective answer there for you need to follow your gut feeling and then get back on the measure&fix cycle to make sure it was the right decision.

Execute

Those who are in charge are not afraid of doing. This is key. You can't waste time thinking too much of our next move. You have act and be confident. There are things that need to get done so don't be cheap if you aim at high profile targets.

Know Tech & Design

Today's CEOs need be competent in their industry. However, they do not need to be developers or amazing designers. The key to the right balance is knowing what is achievable and what looks good, not how to achieve it.

What do you think of the above points? Would love to have some feedback!

 

#entrepreneur, #startup
Published: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 23:50:23 +0000