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Giacomo Balli

Innovation consultant specializing in mobile strategy

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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

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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.

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

Why I Won't Sign Your NDA

I recently came across a very interesting article regarding NDAs. I was never a fan, mainly due to the many writings on how pure original ideas don't exist and the fact that people who want you to sign an NDA are usually taking themselves way too seriously.

I also like the article because it gave me that "yup, been there" gut reaction which is pleasant when dealing with an annoyance.

Although I feel this way, I still sign NDAs primarily to not waste too much time with "empty" talks and because I know there is no way I'll take the time to develop your app without you paying me. I got plenty of awesome game-changing ideas of my own waiting to be brought to life :) .

Ideas are Plentiful, Good Execution is Scarce


It's a well documented phenomenon how idea-havin' first timers just need a programmer to bring their vision to life, as though the idea is somehow half the battle (or 90%, as folks like me often get offered sweat equity deals–10% seems to be a popular number).  But if you've ever tried to bring even one venture to market, you know perhaps all too well that ideas are just the starting point, and take by far the least work, time, and capital.

Gary Vaynerchuk said it perhaps best in his talk at the 2011 Big Omaha: “ideas are shit, execution's the game”.  Watch it2.

You can find the full article here.

#ideas, #nda, #rant
Published: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:04:38 +0000

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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.

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Why I Won't Sign Your NDA

Why I Won't Sign Your NDA

I recently came across a very interesting article regarding NDAs. I was never a fan, mainly due to the many writings on how pure original ideas don't exist and the fact that people who want you to sign an NDA are usually taking themselves way too seriously.

I also like the article because it gave me that "yup, been there" gut reaction which is pleasant when dealing with an annoyance.

Although I feel this way, I still sign NDAs primarily to not waste too much time with "empty" talks and because I know there is no way I'll take the time to develop your app without you paying me. I got plenty of awesome game-changing ideas of my own waiting to be brought to life :) .

Ideas are Plentiful, Good Execution is Scarce


It's a well documented phenomenon how idea-havin' first timers just need a programmer to bring their vision to life, as though the idea is somehow half the battle (or 90%, as folks like me often get offered sweat equity deals–10% seems to be a popular number).  But if you've ever tried to bring even one venture to market, you know perhaps all too well that ideas are just the starting point, and take by far the least work, time, and capital.

Gary Vaynerchuk said it perhaps best in his talk at the 2011 Big Omaha: “ideas are shit, execution's the game”.  Watch it2.

You can find the full article here.

#ideas, #nda, #rant
Published: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:04:38 +0000