Monthly Archives: December 2011

Twitter and the Secon Amendment

A piece on Twitter today made me think of the Second Amendment. Apparently, a Massachusetts DA used a subpoena to get information on some Twitter users, and then made the mistake of asking Twitter not to inform the user. Twitter … Continue reading

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The decline and fall of software empires

A few months back, Marc Andreessen posited that Oracle was in really big trouble, it just didn’t know it yet (at least not publicly). His experiential reasoning: he invests in lots of companies, and is connected to many many more, … Continue reading

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CEOs who are hated

I saw a great article earlier this week, listing large tech company CEOs who are most hated by their employees, based on their approval ratings. The article is available here. My first reaction was, “who cares?” A CEO’s job, after … Continue reading

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Why disruption is often so easy

Clay Christensen is famous for his disruption theories. Lately, interestingly, he has been bringing examples of some large companies that have been successful at innovating and hence disrupting themselves. One of the key point so this theory is why existing … Continue reading

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Enterprises: how can IM replace email?

ABC reported this week that the French company Atos will be aggressively moving to a “zero email” policy, at least for internal communications. The rationales appear to be: People in the real world are replacing much of their email communications … Continue reading

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