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Josh Cochrane

Josh Cochrane

Josh Cochrane is Vice President of Product Development at Palo Alto Software, where he manages development of the business planning tool LivePlan. He writes for this site and elsewhere on product design, small business and entrepreneurship, and related topics. Josh joined Palo Alto from FabTrol Systems, a leading provider of MRP software for the steel fabrication industry, where he served for most of a decade as Marketing Manager and later Product Manager. He was responsible for marketing communications, product marketing, and new product development. Josh has a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Oregon's Clark Honors College. Before finding his rightful home in software, he also attended the Emory University School of Law in Atlanta and served as an editor for several magazines in the publishing industry.

LivePlan Posts Written By Josh Cochrane

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Use Your Plan to Better Manage your Business

The knock against the classic business plan document is that it has a short shelf life. You do all this work to produce a “finished” plan, but then things in the real world go differently than you expected, and important parts of your plan become outdated and unhelpful. What’s the point? We agree. That sort […]

Product Update: Secret Menu
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Product Update: Secret Menu

Our latest product update went live on Thursday evening. In addition to the usual bug fixes and minor improvements, this release added these notable features: Introducing the “secret menu” for advanced financials We strive to keep the financials in LivePlan as clear and understandable as possible. At the same time, we want to support the […]