About Mobile Forward
Hi – I’m Hristo Daniel Ushev. I write and run Mobile Forward. My goal with Mobile Forward is simple: help today’s product makers, excite tomorrow’s, and make a living doing it. Specifically, to help the employees, leaders, investors, teachers, and enthusiasts:
- Understand what drives product and company success
- Learn from the mis-steps of others
- Make better products
- Make better product leaders
About me – Hristo Daniel Ushev
Previously, I was the Director of Market and Competitive Intelligence for Motorola Mobility’s strategy team. My role — and good fortune of working with smart people throughout my career — gave me an insider’s view and a market analyst’s view of what drives success in the mobile industry. In December 2014, I decided to make a big change: to connect with more people and to be useful to more people. And that’s what has brought us together here today.
I live in the Chicago area. Prior to that: Seattle, Central California, and lots of other places.
Oh, about my name. People sometimes (always) ask. “Hristo” is the Bulgarian version of “Chris”. I pronounce it “huh-REE-stow”. Names like Kristof, Christopher, and Christian are all related to it. My last name, Ushev, is pronounced “OOO-shev.”