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4/2/12 Lori Stewart, COO/Head of CorpDev eThor.com & Founder, On Ideas to Innovation
4/2/12 Lori Stewart, COO/Head of CorpDev eThor.com & Founder, On Ideas to Innovation
4/2/12 Lori Stewart, COO/Head of CorpDev eThor.com & Founder, On Ideas to Innovation
4/2/12 Lori Stewart, COO/Head of CorpDev eThor.com & Founder, On Ideas to Innovation
4/2/12 Lori Stewart, COO/Head of CorpDev eThor.com & Founder, On Ideas to Innovation
4/2/12 Lori Stewart, COO/Head of CorpDev eThor.com & Founder, On Ideas to Innovation
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4/2/12 Lori Stewart, COO/Head of CorpDev eThor.com & Founder, On Ideas to Innovation

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“I truly believe that great ideas need to be rewarded and people need to be supported in their ideas,” Stewart says. "The Global Management Talk is an innovative idea at the right time that supports …

“I truly believe that great ideas need to be rewarded and people need to be supported in their ideas,” Stewart says. "The Global Management Talk is an innovative idea at the right time that supports passionate product people to share ideas that increase the Awesomeness of their products!"

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  • 1. Transcript from April 2, 2012: Global Product Management Talk: StartUPTalk Radio Lori Stewart, COO eThor.com and Founder, Awesome Foundation Calgary Transforming Ideas Into InnovationMAIL: http://bit.ly/ouZN8J FB:http://on.fb.me/ncKUD8 Site: http://bit.ly/dESAcb Hear: http://bit.ly/nbw9YrLori Stewart, COO & Head of Corporate Development at eThor.com andFounder, Awesome Foundation Calgary, @lori19stewart @_ethorDiscussed Transforming Ideas Into Innovation on April 2, 2012 on the GlobalProduct Management Talk StartUPTalk Radio using the hashtag#prodmgmttalk “I truly believe that great ideas need to be rewarded and people need to be supported in their ideas,” Stewart says. "The Global Management Talk is an innovative idea at the right time that supports passionate product people to share ideas that increase the Awesomeness of their products!" Please visit our sponsor The Association of International Product Marketing & Management http://www.aipmm.com Sponsor us http://bit.ly/gF0Tt3 Thank you. @prodmgmttalk #prodmgmttalk http://www.prodmgmttalk.com/ 1
  • 2. Transcript from April 2, 2012: Global Product Management Talk: StartUPTalk Radio Lori Stewart, COO eThor.com and Founder, Awesome Foundation Calgary Transforming Ideas Into InnovationMAIL: http://bit.ly/ouZN8J FB:http://on.fb.me/ncKUD8 Site: http://bit.ly/dESAcb Hear: http://bit.ly/nbw9YrINTROLori Stewart is delighted but not surprised that eThor beat 2,000 startups around the world to win the title of2012’s most innovative startup on the planet at the Global Technology Symposium in Silicon Valley on March28th. As a life-long “product” person, she maintains that the secret for success is simply having the right productideas, at the right time ... with the right team in place to execute. Simple, eh? Think Big and work with greatpeople - thats the key. Her website has Albert Einsteins quote, "Imagination is more important than knowledge."Everyone has ideas, so how do you distinguish the great ideas and then harness them into actionable goals andscalable business?Each week, The Global Product Management Talk features an expert guest speaker who asks questions ofthe participants on Twitter in a Socratic discussion. The speaker and co-hosts broadcast their commentsover BlogTalkRadio. The transcript of Tweets and podcast are available after the live event.  Podcast: http://bit.ly/H7EfVJ  Links: http://bit.ly/HqbVzNABOUT LORI STEWARTLori loves to focus on new ideas and turn the impossible into the possible. Stewart’s twitter description reads“Software startup business geek, angel mentor/investor, purveyor of awesomeness (founder AwesomeFoundation Calgary) ... & procrastinating author!”Stewart started a robotic and automation software company in the mid 90s prior to moving to Silicon Valley tobuild and launch eBay Canada and eBay International. As part of the Presidents Advisory team, eBayCommunity Team and heading up the eBay International team, she was on the team that launched eBay aroundthe world by acquiring local players, building greenfield sites and strategic partnerships that enabled the type ofgrowth that other companies can only dream of. Since the wild days of eBay shes been involved in numerousstart-ups and strategic consulting gigs in California, Toronto, Israel and Calgary, and helping get the Calgarymajor elected from obscurity to landslide victory in late 2010.She is now the COO & Head of Corporate Development of upstart startup - eThor.com. eThor provides a 2-waycommunication layer to connect mobile devices to the Point of Sale (POS) system of any retailer and forconsumers to connect back to that POS systems as if they were in the store. Its the revolution of ecommerce tolocal commerce.QUESTIONS DISCUSSEDQ1 Where do you look to find great ideas?Q2 How do you nurture ideas & encourage them to flourish?Q3 How do you determine which ideas are worth pursuing?Q4 When is the right time to execute on an idea?Q5 How do you recognize when the time is right?Q6 How do you validate ideas in the market?Q7 What qualities do you look for in team members?Q8 What constitutes Awesome Ideas?Q9 How can creative idea thinking translate into profitable products?Q10 Is there a proven method for guaranteeing successful innovation? Please visit our sponsor The Association of International Product Marketing & Management http://www.aipmm.com Sponsor us http://bit.ly/gF0Tt3 Thank you. @prodmgmttalk #prodmgmttalk http://www.prodmgmttalk.com/ 2
  • 3. Transcript from April 2, 2012: Global Product Management Talk Lori Stewart, COO eThor.com and Founder, Awesome Foundation Calgary Transforming Ideas Into InnovationMAIL: http://bit.ly/ouZN8J FB:http://on.fb.me/ncKUD8 Site: http://bit.ly/dESAcb Hear: http://bit.ly/nbw9YrTWEET CHRONOLOGYJoin Global Product Management Talk! http://linkd.in/jRmwRxNever participated in a twitter chat? FAQs http://t.co/Qr2s1o0OLearn How to participate in Socratic Twitter Talk via Global Prod Mgmt Talk http://t.co/nV2DZfloLearn about Tweeting Best Practices and Twitter Talk FAQs http://t.co/8WzU7LSfcindyfsolomon RT @ProdMgmtTalk: Q1 Where do you look to find greatideas? http://t.co/f2xgFFVO #ProdMgmtTalk -3:04 PM Apr 2nd, 2012cindyfsolomon RT @ProdMgmtTalk: Q2 How do you nurture ideas & encourage them to flourish? http://t.co/f2xgFFVO #ProdMgmtTalk -3:04 PM Apr 2nd, 2012cindyfsolomon RT @ProdMgmtTalk: Q3 How do you determine which ideas are worthpursuing? http://t.co/f2xgFFVO #ProdMgmtTalk -3:04 PM Apr 2nd, 2012cindyfsolomon RT @ProdMgmtTalk: Q4 When is the right time to execute on anidea? http://t.co/f2xgFFVO #ProdMgmtTalk -3:04 PM Apr 2nd, 2012cindyfsolomon RT @ProdMgmtTalk: Q5 How do you recognize when the time isright? http://t.co/f2xgFFVO #ProdMgmtTalk -3:04 PM Apr 2nd, 2012cindyfsolomon RT @ProdMgmtTalk: Q6 How do you validate ideas in themarket? http://t.co/f2xgFFVO #ProdMgmtTalk -3:05 PM Apr 2nd, 2012cindyfsolomon RT @ProdMgmtTalk: Q7 What qualities do you look for in team members? http://t.co/f2xgFFVO #ProdMgmtTalk -3:05 PM Apr 2nd, 2012cindyfsolomon RT @ProdMgmtTalk: Q8 What constitutes Awesome Ideas?http://t.co/f2xgFFVO #ProdMgmtTalk -3:05 PM Apr 2nd, 2012cindyfsolomon RT @ProdMgmtTalk: Q9 How can creative idea thinking translate intoprofitable products? http://t.co/f2xgFFVO #ProdMgmtTalk -3:05 PM Apr 2nd, 2012cindyfsolomon RT @ProdMgmtTalk: Q10 Is there a proven method for guaranteeingsuccessful innovation? http://t.co/f2xgFFVO #ProdMgmtTalk -3:05 PM Apr 2nd, 2012the_idea_agency Cindy F Solomon: RT @equintanilla:Join#ProdMgmtTalk Ideas toInnovation w/ @lori19stewart @_ethor@awesomefound... http://t.co/VUvAo3N3 -2:19 PM Apr2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk Todays Resources: http://t.co/f2xgFFVO Lori Stewart @lori19stewartCOO/Head of CorpDev @_eThor On Ideas to Innovation #prodmgmttalk -4:57 PM Apr 2nd, 2012_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Please visit our sponsor The Association of International Product Marketing & Management http://www.aipmm.com Sponsor us http://bit.ly/gF0Tt3 Thank you. @prodmgmttalk #prodmgmttalk http://www.prodmgmttalk.com/ 3
  • 4. Transcript from April 2, 2012: Global Product Management Talk Lori Stewart, COO eThor.com and Founder, Awesome Foundation Calgary Transforming Ideas Into InnovationMAIL: http://bit.ly/ouZN8J FB:http://on.fb.me/ncKUD8 Site: http://bit.ly/dESAcb Hear: http://bit.ly/nbw9Yrlori19stewart just getting ready to join @prodmgmttalk on#prodmgmttalk radiowith @cindyfsolomon and @equintanilla -4:58 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk Delighted to have @equintanilla join as co-host todayw/ @lori19stewart discussing Ideas to Innovation#prodmgmt #prodmgmttalk -4:59 PM Apr 2nd,2012ProdMgmtTalk RT @lori19stewart: just getting ready to join @prodmgmttalkon #prodmgmttalk radio with @cindyfsolomon and@equintanilla #prodmgmttalk -4:59 PM Apr2nd, 2012equintanilla showtime: Lori Stewart @lori19stewart COO/Head of CorpDev @_eThor OnIdeas to Innovation #prodmgmttalk Live!! -5:00 PM Apr 2nd, 2012equintanilla Learn #robotics #innovation from @lori19stewart@_eThor COO/Head ofCorpDev @_eThor On Ideas to Innovation#prodmgmttalk Live!! #prodmgmt -5:04 PM Apr 2nd,2012equintanilla Even #WOM lessons can be learned fromtodays#prodmgmttalk Live! @lori19stewart @_eThor COO/Head of CorpDev @_eThor OnIdeas to #Innovation -5:07 PM Apr 2nd, 2012equintanilla Congratulations @lori19stewart: for journey: POS#Marketing #ROI value adddiscussion - Market Timing Critical!#prodmgmttalk @cindyfsolomon -5:14 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk Discussing "proof of concept" Q: How did you find your first customer?#prodmgmt #POS @_ethor #prodmgmttalk -5:17 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk CEO discovered big opportunity in #POS industry - fragmented like USbanking - huge problem #prodmgmt "dirty infrastructure" #prodmgmttalk -5:18 PM Apr 2nd,2012ProdMgmtTalk CEO patented "common data model" & got beta customers immediately -increased sales $1.7mil for beta customer, gained traction #prodmgmttalk -5:18 PM Apr 2nd,2012equintanilla #ProdMgmtTalk @_ethor In just 9 months using our system, Garlic Jim’sPizza increased sales by $1.37M annually & customer base by 91%! -5:19 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk Founder has undergrad in economics, then got tech degree - veryintentional & COO also economics & tech degrees#prodmgmt #prodmgmttalk -5:19 PM Apr 2nd,2012ProdMgmtTalk "Biz principles never change" even tho tech constantly changes - needsound biz in place to guarantee success @lori19stewart #prodmgmttalk -5:20 PM Apr 2nd, 2012_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Please visit our sponsor The Association of International Product Marketing & Management http://www.aipmm.com Sponsor us http://bit.ly/gF0Tt3 Thank you. @prodmgmttalk #prodmgmttalk http://www.prodmgmttalk.com/ 4
  • 5. Transcript from April 2, 2012: Global Product Management Talk Lori Stewart, COO eThor.com and Founder, Awesome Foundation Calgary Transforming Ideas Into InnovationMAIL: http://bit.ly/ouZN8J FB:http://on.fb.me/ncKUD8 Site: http://bit.ly/dESAcb Hear: http://bit.ly/nbw9YrProdMgmtTalk @_ethor enables mobile purchase sync w/ #POS(entry strategy w/fastfood, trucks) #prodmgmttalk -5:21 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk Big believer in hairy, audacious goals from eBay - achieve big in short -accelerated roadmap: constant adreneline:@_ethor #prodmgmttalk -5:22 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk Following this talk, discussing product development lifecycle process to putin place at foundation to guide growth -asses #prodmgmttalk -5:23 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk Use planning as tool - not punishment - to move foward, process shouldenable/guide growth says @lori19stewart#prodmgmttalk -5:24 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk @_ethor is a revolution - not an evolution - providing foundation to buildindustry upon: online-offline commerce #prodmgmttalk -5:25 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk Q: What about the mobile backhaul issues? Problems of big datatransferance? A: Cloud solves those issues /carriers will solve #prodmgmttalk -5:26 PM Apr 2nd,2012ProdMgmtTalk Discussing team: 1. fearlessness - think big, act big, bring big ideas 2.achieved big success previously so not afraid to win #prodmgmttalk -5:28 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk Need strong tech team - have to build product to suit customers needsenuf that theyre willing to pay. Team fit is key! #prodmgmttalk -5:28 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk Calgary has very low unemployment rate & wages are high - having goodluck w/ team/fit can train anyone/attitude is important) #prodmgmttalk -5:29 PM Apr 2nd, 2012equintanilla #ProdMgmtTalk @_ethor @lori19stewart - Team fit is IMPORTANT! Dev teambig deal 2 .. got to deliver product that customers pay for #prodmgmt -5:30 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk #Product is the most important role in the startup company!says @lori19stewart #prodmgmt #prodmgmttalk -5:31 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk #Prodmgmt product minded people essential#startup depends on industry,rate of growth - need focus from start: CEO/Founder #prodmgmttalk -5:32 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk Build to market needs - put more biz & product people on team to go outon limb... #prodmgmt #prodmgmttalk -5:33 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk #Awesome Foundation is micro-philanthropy - 10 people put in$100/month & give out $1K to great idea every month (no strings) #prodmgmttalk -5:34 PMApr 2nd, 2012_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Please visit our sponsor The Association of International Product Marketing & Management http://www.aipmm.com Sponsor us http://bit.ly/gF0Tt3 Thank you. @prodmgmttalk #prodmgmttalk http://www.prodmgmttalk.com/ 5
  • 6. Transcript from April 2, 2012: Global Product Management Talk Lori Stewart, COO eThor.com and Founder, Awesome Foundation Calgary Transforming Ideas Into InnovationMAIL: http://bit.ly/ouZN8J FB:http://on.fb.me/ncKUD8 Site: http://bit.ly/dESAcb Hear: http://bit.ly/nbw9Yrequintanilla RT @ProdMgmtTalk: Build to market needs - put more biz & product peopleon team to go out on limb... #prodmgmt#prodmgmttalk -5:34 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk 1. People are basically awesome 2. Awesome ideas should be rewarded 3.collectively we can all do more together#awesome #prodmgmttalk -5:35 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk Every1 needs mentors - can bring young people into#startups to identifyskills & enable growth #prodmgmt#prodmgmttalk -5:36 PM Apr 2nd, 2012equintanilla RT @ProdMgmtTalk: Every1 needs mentors - can bring young peopleinto #startups to identify skills & enable growth#prodmgmt #prodmgmttalk -5:38 PM Apr 2nd,2012ProdMgmtTalk Apps are yoyos - fun, can play with - in end just a toy, not an industry initself. Build an industry, sustainability & growth #prodmgmttalk -5:39 PM Apr 2nd, 2012lori19stewart RT @prodmgmttalk: Every1 needs mentors - can bring young peopleinto #startups to identify skills & enable growth#prodmgmt #prodmgmttalk -5:43 PM Apr 2nd,2012VFigatelix RT @ProdMgmtTalk: #Product is the most important role in the startup company!says @lori19stewart #prodmgmt#prodmgmttalk -5:50 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk Thank you @lori19stewart & @equintanilla for an AWESOME discussion on startup, Big ideas, Bigissues @_ethor &@awesomefound #prodmgmttalk -5:50 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk @VFigatelix Hi Veronica! Thanks for RT - audio will be edited for listening shortly #prodmgmttalk -5:51PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk Quickie stats today: 89 tweets generated 184,124 impressions, reaching an audience of 22,162followers#prodmgmttalk -5:52 PM Apr 2nd, 2012kamaltahir RT @ProdMgmtTalk: Every1 needs mentors - can bring young people into #startups to identify skills &enable growth#prodmgmt #prodmgmttalk -5:52 PM Apr 2nd, 2012kamaltahir RT @ProdMgmtTalk: #Product is the most important role in the startup company! says @lori19stewart#prodmgmt #prodmgmttalk -5:53 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk Converse with us #prodmgmttalkhttp://t.co/y07kOGpk Follow Us on BlogTalkRadiohttp://t.co/rgVn1HbN #prodmgmttalk -5:54 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk Welcome @kamaltahir & @VFigatelix - our live audio has ended today. Our next talk is April 16w/ @RichMironov#prodmgmt guru! #prodmgmttalk -5:54 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk Like Us on Facebook http://t.co/ppUFX3Kv Join Us on LinkedIn http://t.co/2SwZRb9y SpeakerSchedulehttp://t.co/xJ9kLkSb #prodmgmttalk -5:57 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk PLEASE Follow our event curations athttp://t.co/vgpRIgQI AND podcasts at http://t.co/IWpWal3c#prodmgmttalk -5:58 PM Apr 2nd, 2012_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Please visit our sponsor The Association of International Product Marketing & Management http://www.aipmm.com Sponsor us http://bit.ly/gF0Tt3 Thank you. @prodmgmttalk #prodmgmttalk http://www.prodmgmttalk.com/ 6
  • 7. Transcript from April 2, 2012: Global Product Management Talk Lori Stewart, COO eThor.com and Founder, Awesome Foundation Calgary Transforming Ideas Into InnovationMAIL: http://bit.ly/ouZN8J FB:http://on.fb.me/ncKUD8 Site: http://bit.ly/dESAcb Hear: http://bit.ly/nbw9YrProdMgmtTalk Thank you to @AIPMM for sponsoring this weeks#prodmgmt Global Product Management Talk! Getcertified! http://t.co/0vIDTERK #prodmgmttalk -5:59 PM Apr 2nd, 2012ProdMgmtTalk Thank you tweeters! @lori19stewart @equintanilla @aipmm @kamaltahir @vfigatelix@the_idea_agency @ellengott @cindyfsolomon #prodmgmttalk -6:05 PM Apr 2nd, 2012brainmates RT @ProdMgmtTalk: #Product is the most important role in the startup company!says @lori19stewart #prodmgmt#prodmgmttalk -6:09 PM Apr 2nd, 2012Thank you Lori Stewart @lori19stewart for SPEAKING today! Thank you Elizabeth@equintanilla for co-hosting!Please visit our sponsor @AIPMM http:/www.aipmm.com to find out about the AIPMMProdMgmt Framework, ProdBOK, certification & upcoming webinars!Join us next week for: Rich Mironov @RichMironov , Seasoned Product Executive, Start-up Entrepreneur, Author And Technologist, Discusses Galvanizing The Product Management Career Path. Tweet to win his book, “Art of Product Management” http://bit.ly/IHsAgY Follow for Reminders! http://bit.ly/nbw9Yr Global Product Management TalkTM is a weekly mini-product camp Socraticdiscussion of pre-posted questions with live audio of thought leader and co-hostscommenting. Converse with us #prodmgmttalk http://bit.ly/i4EihK Follow Us on BlogTalkRadio http://bit.ly/nbw9Yr Like Us on Facebook http://on.fb.me/lR0RNP Join Us on LinkedIn http://linkd.in/jRmwRx Speaker Schedule http://t.co/R3OL7BDj Listen on iTunes http://bit.ly/silH98 Android App http://bit.ly/tEeWFx Newsletter http://t.co/IVVFirUe Recaps http://bit.ly/slnpP2 Blog http://bit.ly/eOFmB6 Reach a global audience http://t.co/XTteZ8AWFor Product Managers that don’t get a chance to leave their desk and participate in ProductTalks in person, we’ve brought Product Talks to you via podcast and twitter #prodmgmttalk_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Please visit our sponsor The Association of International Product Marketing & Management http://www.aipmm.com Sponsor us http://bit.ly/gF0Tt3 Thank you. @prodmgmttalk #prodmgmttalk http://www.prodmgmttalk.com/ 7

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