Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Efficiency of Elections… and All Processes

I am a citizen of three countries – US, Canada, Israel, although with my travel I should get a United Airlines passport as well – all inherited. It has given me insight into various election methods, not only how one … Continue reading

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Textbook revolutions – textbooks part 2

In a previous post, we discussed why the textbooks market leads to such consumer frustration. Today, we’ll look at what changes we expect. The biggest change in the textbook market, at least according to the press, blogosphere, and public opinion, … Continue reading

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Everything depreciates, but textbooks are not like cars

I saw – and retweeted – the following by Sean Daly: https://twitter.com/seaneveryday/status/288698071871811584 Which said: @seaneveryday: Textbooks are like cars – they immediately start losing value as soon as you buy them. #edchat This is, of course, true. But everything you … Continue reading

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The right executive for the job

Succession planning is a difficult job, for the CEO as much as the Board, especially if it is a public company. The CEO, by definition, is the generalist of the crowd. S/he is brought in because his skills match the … Continue reading

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Ways to the Waze – A Sticky Buy

TechCrunch reports┬áthat Apple may be interested in buying social navigation (and Israeli startup) Waze. None of this is surprising; if I were advising Waze (which I am not), I would have looked to Apple as a prime suitor. There area … Continue reading

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Whither “Freemium” – Where Is Google Going?

There are lots of ways to make money, especially on the Web. One of my favourite bloggers, Fred Wilson, recently did a section in his MBA Mondays series on revenue models, and Steve Blank gives a pretty good treatment in … Continue reading

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