It’s back to school time. The neighborhood kids are back to work learning the basics: reading, writing, arithmetic, and Java or C, maybe Python. Let’s hope they’re are also developing an appreciation for learning and a hunger for knowledge.
You might be surprised to know that we are not searching for perfection at DorothyAI.
We are in a transition here at DorothyAI, as we move from a company that creates software solutions to a company that sells software solutions. Actually, we’re a company that sells the software solutions it is still creating. I don’t know if that is a “transition.” In any case, we’ve spent this week looking at feedback from our previewers and setting our goals for the future.
I’ve been focused on learning to sell for the last 7-8 months, since as CEO I’m also salesperson #1. In that time, I’ve read a Medium article, The Greatest Sales Deck I've Ever Seen, at least 10 times. I didn’t get it. What did the collection of randomly chosen images and text about “Subscription Economy” mean? What does Zuora’s product actually do?
We invited 22 people to preview Dorothy, and I’ve had butterflies in my stomach for more than a week.
All things considered, the USPTO patent database is well curated. Millions of patent documents (issued patents and application publications) are available for search and download. The documents include the complete application (title, abstract, specification, and claims), along with various important dates (filing, publication, and issue dates) and lists of references submitted or cited during prosecution. Not bad.
A lot of you (hopefully) were looking forward to our initial release of our patent search platform, "Dorothy," in May. I was too. However, we decided to pump the breaks, slow our roll, and do more testing before letting customers or potential customers onto the platform.