Category Archives: Business

Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two

Awesome. YouTube – Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two.

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Work

I often get asked what I do for work and this article is a good summary of how I feel. I’ve always had uneasy loyalties about the relevance of the term “work” to the activities I perform every day, and … Continue reading

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No Business Plan Survives First Contact With A Customer – The 5.2 billion dollar mistake. « Steve Blank

No Business Plan Survives First Contact With A Customer – The 5.2 billion dollar mistake. « Steve Blank. Re-reading this, good article.

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How to beat Apple

This article covers pretty much all of my complaints with Apple products. No “social”, no “cloud”, bloated iTunes, shitty iCal, etc. How to beat Apple In the near term, companies making iPhone and iPad competitors are never going to beat … Continue reading

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Web 3.0

Web 3.0 will be defined by the next newly minted billionaire. Speculating what that will be before it happens is simply a mental floss exercise.

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Geist: Canadian-backed report says music, movie, and software piracy is a market failure, not a legal one – thestar.com

Trademark and copyright holders frequently characterize piracy as a legal failure, arguing that tougher laws and increased enforcement are needed to stem infringing activity. But a new global study on piracy, backed by Canada’s International Development Research Centre, comes to … Continue reading

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Dell’s desperation shows, says the iPad will fail in the enterprise

“An iPad with a keyboard, a mouse and a case [means] you’ll be at $1500 or $1600; that’s double of what you’re paying,” said Lark. “That’s not feasible.” And that’s how you know Lark is just spreading a bunch of … Continue reading

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Don’t Bet Big. Little Bets Are The Ones That Turn Into Billion-Dollar Ideas

When I was in business school, one of the most common things I would hear people say was that they wanted to do something new—like start a company or take an unconventional career path—but that they needed “a great idea” … Continue reading

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The American Wireless Galapagos Syndrome: How the industry set itself up for a rout | asymco

A good overview of the current US Cell Industry: The trouble is that US consumers have never had much choice and the US wireless marketplace has been a minefield of incompatibilities and obstacles to market forces. via The American Wireless … Continue reading

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Tracking Your Wi-Fi Trail at the Airport – NYTimes.com

This is an article about tracking people in Copenhagen’s airport with WiFi enabled devices: SITA’s system of locating multiple Wi-Fi receivers at the airport means that passenger locations can be determined within about 10 feet or so of accuracy, company … Continue reading

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