Monthly Archives: October 2011

Reverse Psychology? How DRM may increase piracy!

Back in 2004-2005, while doing my MBA at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business – which was an excellent experience at a great school – I had the pleasure of studying marketing under Preyas Desai. A few days ago, Duke, together … Continue reading

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Fast Clouds: the impact of cloud computing on the rate of technology change

A lot has been written about the impact of cloud computing – on-demand with massive virtualization – on deployment of services and, perhaps more importantly, the reduced cost to market of Web-based businesses, thus spurring significant entrepreneurship. An interesting side … Continue reading

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Straight Talking CEOs

I love straight talking CEOs. Most people have a pretty good BS-meter. When someone – especially their own management and especially executive management – is trying to “spin” something, or hide bad news, or similar secretive activities, people can smell … Continue reading

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Why there is no iPhone 5: an excellent analysis by Horace Dediu

Henry Blodget (here) put me onto this excellent analysis by Horace Dediu of Asymco ¬†of why Apple released the iPhone 4S – despitw what it must have known would be tepid reviews – rather than a completely revamped iPhone 5. … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was a difficult man, as most geniuses are. The (in)famous movie “Pirates of Silicon Valley” captured so much of the complex younger man, his personal life and his interactions with competitors, partners and employees. Yet, he was a … Continue reading

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Eric Ries – the MBA for Startups?

I have been reading Eric Ries’ excellent book called “The Lean Startup,” highly recommended for anyone in the entrepreneurial business, whether it is a fast-growth tech-startup or just a local laundromat. For that matter, I also recommend it for managers … Continue reading

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