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Matt Asay
Works at MongoDB, Inc.
Attended Stanford Law School
Lives in Salt Lake City, UT
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Winder Farms
4400 W 4100 S, West Valley City, UT 84210
I've been a Winder Farms customer for nearly 10 years, and have come to rely on it due to its consistently high quality and perfect reliability. (We have never had Winder mess up an order, or deliver late, in all our years as a customer.) And while it would be easy to think of milk as a commodity that tastes the same wherever you buy it, it's not true. Skim milk from Winder, for example, tastes as good as 1% from Meadow Gold or Viva, for example, both of which serve the local market. And whole milk from Winder? Amazing.

We have come to rely on Winder for all our staples - milk, eggs, butter - but often turn to Winder for fresh vegetables or fruit, sour cream (and other dairy products), etc. Not everything Winder sells is fantastic (I make better pies and cookies, for example, and generally don't use it for its prepared foods, though I have friends who love these), but in general, it's a high-end service that has been super convenient and very affordable. I'm a fan.
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One of the things I miss about Utah. Real, fresh milk.
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Contender Bicycles
875 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
If you go to Contender relatively often, they remember your name and treat you like a king/queen. But even if you show up once a year or for the first time, they're very welcoming and knowledgable about the products, and don't seem to care to pressure you into buying something. They've helped me find new wheels and more, and I've always appreciated the professionalism and warmth with which they helped me.

I wish they carried Specialized as I strongly prefer visiting Contender to the local shop that carries Specialized (Bingham). Contender is a great place to buy bikes, get the serviced, get clothes/food for your rides, etc.
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Foot in mouth disease...alive and well in Waterloo.
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It's easy to be critical but it's not called Innovator's Dillemma for nothing. Reading those quotes, it's easy to see why they may have believed them at the time (except the last one!). But I do agree that openness may have been their meta-problem. By not being open, they cut off the ability for the user base to feedback its desires through custom modifications, apps and so on. 
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Do you need a salesforce, or has Atlassian found a better way?
The holy grail of any business is to effectively lower the cost of sale to $0. Popular developer tools vendor Atlassian seems to have cracked this code, cranking out $102 million in revenues in ...
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that is an impressive number for an online web-shop of software, kudos to them.
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You don't have to be in the Bay Area. Lots of reasons to be elsewhere (like being close to your customers).
Bloom Where You're Planted. There's a concept in agriculture known as permaculture. I was introduced to the concept, in it's most basic form, by my business partner, Mark who has a garden ...
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I loved this, because it shows the real side of Mitt Romney, not the persona created by the media.  This is reported by the people who bought his home in Utah, and it says a great deal about the kind of person he is.  Whatever one may think about his politics, he's pretty impressive as a human being.
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hi how are u.
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“If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.” - Jim Barksdale, former CEO of Netscape
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Ha! Love that. Blatantly going to steal that in the future ;)
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One of the best posts I've read on how to build mobile apps for the short-lived, non-social attention we give to mobile.
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I'm so tired of the Startup Myth that seems to be perpetuated by VCs and entrepreneurs too young or unencumbered to know better.
One of the most pervasive myths of startup life is that it has to be all consuming. That unless you can give your business all your thoughts and hours, you don't deserve success. You are unworthy ...
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Media focuses on Cloudera and Hortonworks...meanwhile EMC carries a big Hadoop stick (yet must look over its own back at IBM et al pounding on its door). Exciting market.
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Education
  • Stanford Law School
    1999 - 2002
  • U. of Kent at Canterbury
    1996 - 1997
  • Brigham Young University
    1994 - 1996
  • Mountain View High School
    1987 - 1991
  • Lakeridge Junior High
    1985 - 1987
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Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Business side of software
Employment
  • MongoDB, Inc.
    VP, Business Developmet and Strategy, 2012 - present
  • Strobe Inc.
    SVP, Business Development, 2010 - 2011
  • Canonical
    Business side of software, 2010 - 2010
  • Novell
  • Mitsui Comtek
  • Lineo
  • Alfresco
    GM, Americas and VP, Business Development, 2005 - 2010
  • Nodeable Inc.
    VP, Business Development, 2011 - 2012
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Salt Lake City, UT
Been going to Craig's for years and have always appreciated their integrity. I'm sure it's not the cheapest option but I like knowing exactly what I'm getting and why. Plus the quality of work is good. I'm willing to pay for that.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
I've been a Winder Farms customer for nearly 10 years, and have come to rely on it due to its consistently high quality and perfect reliability. (We have never had Winder mess up an order, or deliver late, in all our years as a customer.) And while it would be easy to think of milk as a commodity that tastes the same wherever you buy it, it's not true. Skim milk from Winder, for example, tastes as good as 1% from Meadow Gold or Viva, for example, both of which serve the local market. And whole milk from Winder? Amazing. We have come to rely on Winder for all our staples - milk, eggs, butter - but often turn to Winder for fresh vegetables or fruit, sour cream (and other dairy products), etc. Not everything Winder sells is fantastic (I make better pies and cookies, for example, and generally don't use it for its prepared foods, though I have friends who love these), but in general, it's a high-end service that has been super convenient and very affordable. I'm a fan.
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If you go to Contender relatively often, they remember your name and treat you like a king/queen. But even if you show up once a year or for the first time, they're very welcoming and knowledgable about the products, and don't seem to care to pressure you into buying something. They've helped me find new wheels and more, and I've always appreciated the professionalism and warmth with which they helped me. I wish they carried Specialized as I strongly prefer visiting Contender to the local shop that carries Specialized (Bingham). Contender is a great place to buy bikes, get the serviced, get clothes/food for your rides, etc.
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