Monthly Archives: April 2011

R&D is the Best Long-Term Investment a Company Can Make

I could make many arguments on this, but Jeff Bezos did a great job in his letter to shareholders, published yesterday. Interesting aside for those who run companies that work online. If you look through the list of technologies he … Continue reading

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Why Culture Matters – Amazon and its Outage

Last week, Amazon’s EC2 business suffered a significant outage, which took down a significant portion of hot start-ups and existing businesses alike. While the technical causes of the outage are interesting, and have been dealt with – at least with … Continue reading

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Matza and business disruption

For roughly 3,500 years, Jews have eaten unleavened bread – Matza – as the staple of the roughly one week annual Passover holiday. It is a severe religious violation to eat leavened bread, even matza that accidentally rose too much. … Continue reading

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