Andrew Bellay is a strategic, process-oriented, technical, entrepreneurial, and client-facing jack-of-all-trades. He’s founded 3 companies and worked with hundreds more as a technology strategist, designer, developer, advisor, and investor. Currently, Andrew runs MetaNeer Labs – a software development firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area – and writes for Straty.com. His formal education includes a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering, a Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Arts from UT Austin, and a Masters of Science in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University.
In this session, we'll answer the following questions:
- What is Strategy? Why should you care?
- What is Competition?
- What is the source of Competition?
- How can one analyze a given Strategy?
- What makes for a good Strategy?
- How can one construct a good Strategy?
After 8 years of product and technology consulting, I've found that most start-ups and small businesses fail because they have a poor strategy. This session cuts through the hype and digs into what strategy is and isn't, leaving attendees with practical knowledge and processes that they can immediately apply to their careers, start-ups, and industries.