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The VP of Devil’s Advocacy — In the 2013 film, World War Z, Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is riding through the streets of Jerusalem as Jurgen Warmbrunn (Ludi Boeken) explains how the city was able to avoid the zombie apocalypse: The tenth man. If nine of us look at the same information and arrive at the exact same conclusion, it's the duty of the tenth man to disagree.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @parislemon: How many doomed tech products have to launch before we start seeing a VP of Devil's Advocacy?…

Jul 27, 2014

News orgs should have this too RT @jonnyrichards: The '10th man' theory, or: 'Do you have a VP of Common Sense?' ->

Jul 27, 2014

RT @cdixon: What you really want is a culture where anyone will speak up and disagree RT @parislemon: VP of Devil's Advocacy?…

Jul 27, 2014

RT @scottbelsky: Good insight on why products fail, despite solid teams behind them: The VP of Devil's Advocacy by @parislemon

Jul 27, 2014

BTW, worth noting that Microsoft seemed to do exactly this a few months back with the Surface Mini…

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The Return Of The Desktop Productivity App — Sunrise. Evernote. Feedly. Wunderlist. Mailbox.* Those apps are all an integral part of my personal productivity suite, the tools that I use on a day-to-day basis. Without a desktop version, those mobile clients are useful but not transformative. But with multi-device access, they have become difficult to replace.

The Seven Constants Of Game Design, Part Two — Editor's note: Tadhg Kelly writes a regular column about all things video game for TechCrunch. He is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog . You can follow him on Twitter .
Jul 27, 2014

Tech Crunch: The Seven Constants Of Game Design, Part Two -  In the second of a three-part series exploring ...

Enterprise Investments Surge To Over $5.4 Billion — After years of backing headline-grabbing consumer internet deals, it seems that venture capitalists are paying more attention (and more money) to the seemingly staid and stodgy enterprise technology companies (the businesses that sell technology to make businesses work better).

These Guys Turned A Rock Climbing Wall Into A Big Video Game — Indoor rock climbing is a pretty excellent sport. It's great exercise, it works your brain, and you can feel yourself getting better each time you reach the top. But once you've mastered the fastest/hardest/most creative routes up a given wall, that wall becomes... pretty boring.
Jul 27, 2014

Tech Crunch: These Guys Turned A Rock Climbing Wall Into A Big Video Game

On The Importance Of Forgetting — The ongoing debate about Europe's so-called ' right to be forgotten ' ruling on search engines has shone a light onto a key pressure point between technology and society. Simply put the ability of digital technology to remember clashes with the human societal need to forgive and forget.
Jul 27, 2014

Tech Crunch: On The Importance Of Forgetting -  The ongoing debate about Europe’s so-called ‘rig...

The Most Important M's In M-Commerce Are Moms, Millennials And Multinationals — Editor's note: Phil Carter is an associate at Trinity Ventures, where he focuses on early-stage consumer technology investments particularly in mobile-enabled marketplaces and services. A few customer groups are driving a disproportionate share of growth in smartphone use and mobile transactions.
Jul 27, 2014

Tech Crunch: The Most Important M’s In M-Commerce -  Editor’s note: Phil Carter is an associat...

The First Trillion-Dollar Startup — Editor's note: Rhett Morris is the director of Endeavor Insight, the research arm of Endeavor, a nonprofit that supports more than 900 entrepreneurs in 20 countries. He edits a blog and monthly newsletter on entrepreneurship ecosystems here. In 1957, eight entrepreneurs decided to do something that seemed crazy.
Jul 26, 2014

Tech Crunch: The First Trillion-Dollar Startup -  In 1957, eight entrepreneurs decided to do something that ...