Category: Technology

Tech Brain Drain may lead to Brain Gain in Other Areas

Reposted From the Future of Work blog, May 17, 2006 In the May 1, 2006 edition of BusinessWeek, the editors ran an article titled “Tech Education: A Red Flag in the Brain Game” Software designer demand is certainly growing and it is outpacing those interested in joining the technology workforce. But perhaps we are asking.

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Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley not Very Strategic in NewScientist Interview

When think of Internet start-ups that become recognized in popular culture, you tend to think that their leadership is pretty savvy. That may be so in some ways, but business is multi-dimensional and success is about balancing those dimensions, not being good at just one or two things. Case in point is a recent interview.

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The Commoditization of Science

From the Future of Work, April 6, 2006 In the future people will work on difficult scientific problems, but won’t know they are doing so. They will create new alloys, create artificial organs and customized pharmaceuticals. And they will do so, in most cases, without a Ph.D. Why, because software will create an abstraction layer.

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Enterprises Not One Dimensional – Technology Not the Only Influence on the Future Enterprise

From the Future of Work blog, January 2008 Stop with Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0, etc. I’ve said it before and I will say it again and again. Analysts at Gartner, Forrester, Ovum, etc. continue to beat the drum of change with only technology in mind. If that was the case, Enterprise 2.0 happened when the.

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Microsoft’s Tablet Strategy

I’m not going to cross-post the entire article, just this thought: In the 1960s, Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) abandoned its large-format radios, complete with wooden cabinets, to create the first personal portable pocket transistor radio. That was audacious. If Microsoft wants to get back into the device market and quench the geek-lust of its chairman.

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Apple iPhone 3GS Strategy: Apple’s Design Edge Won’t Help if Company Gets Too Edgy

Last week it was the antenna. Apple said it was normal, then made a fix. Well, a case. Not clear it is a fix, but it is a case. Now it is battery life on the 3GS.  Apple’s strategy is to be cooler, simpler and to charge a premium for the Apple experience. All of.

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The Blue Ocean iPad

I just left the office of an executive. A PC with duel monitors running Microsoft Windows, an iPhone and an iPad. I asked if he like the iPad. He said, “yea, but it is a third thing…” and then went on to describe how it has taken the place of his newspaper and magazine reading..

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Strategy, the Future and Data

Strategy, The Future and Data: Taking Exception with CIO I have to take exception to the title of cover story of in the July 1, 2010, CIO Magazine. The cover story is “Analyzing the Future (how leading companies are using cutting-edge analytics to change business processes on the fly).” The sub-title is more meaningful than.

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Strategy and Technology Transform Industrial Age Assumptions

Employing industrial age points-of-view are something all organizations should be examining closely. By applying an industrial age lens, efficiency and productivity suggest the first order metrics: how do I generate more money (or save more money) over the same period of time.  A report by Eric Felten in the Wall Street Journal (In Praise Of.

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Lessons from The Pursuit of Dominance in Search

Lessons from The Pursuit of Dominance in Search This strategic lesson comes from a strategy that by its very size precludes serious consideration of alternatives. Firms that don’t have the vision to challenge their own assumptions will falter. The big search firms hold at strategic positions tied too closely to their own success. More importantly,.

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