Howdy, all! My name is Jeremy Damian Horn.
Today, September 17, 2007, I start my “new project” and fun experiment.
Starting this blog has been a long time in coming; something that I have been thinking about and compiling ideas on for some time. And, finally, it has begun.
When you create a new product, there are a lot that of different things that go into it. Here, at (from) the Product Guy, you will read about the challenges, successes, failures, and other learning experiences from which everyone will be able to benefit — and, at least enjoy reading. Topics will cover stories of creating and growing start-ups, the challenges of the teams (real and virtual) behind the products, and features about the product design (and launching) process itself; essentially, all the ingredients that go into making a great web product. From time to time, I will post relevant reviews on new and existing web products and services, always with the goal of sharing some insight that I believe can be of value to my readers. Also, I frequently help out other start-ups, both formally and informally; there are common issues and questions that arise with respect to these start-ups and their products that are both relevant and interesting that I will share here with you.
I have been involved in founding or managing startups, non-stop, in one form or another, for the last 10+ years. I have a background, as a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Computer Science and winner of numerous graphics arts awards, that has allowed me to be a unifying force of form and function, business and technology, art and process. Another driving force in creating of this blog, one very personal to me, is that when I started out, a great deal of what I hope to pull together and share via the Product Guy Blog, I would have loved to have known and have had access to when I began my journey in the world of start-ups, their products, and venture capital, and hope many of you will embrace these experiences.
The product process, the company that makes it possible, the people that make the company possible, and YOU go beyond the limited study of just what everyone else has done, but is also built upon YOUR own personal experiences and life paths — as you evolve, as you improve and learn. Here I will also share some of my own personal experiences, successes, solutions and challenges, as I evolve, as The Product Guy evolves.
Throughout this evolution, I welcome your feedback, what you like, what you don’t like, and what you want to see more of as I begin and carry-out my new project.
Creation of a product, whether it is used by hundreds or millions, all the pieces and building blocks that went into making that product or service possible, is an awesome and exhilarating thing.
Jeremy Damian Horn
The Product Guy