Monthly Archives: June 2013

Lessons from a Swimming Pool, Part II: Sometimes, ROI Just Doesn’t Matter

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I spent a lovely few hours at the swimming pool with my family during their summer opening day event. There were lots of great inflatables with water for the kids: dragons on the … Continue reading

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Testing Saves Money… Lesson from a Swimming Pool

The other day, I took my kids to the local swimming pool / health club. In honour of the first real Friday of summer – all of the high schoolers are finished, the elementary schoolers are just about done – … Continue reading

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More Thoughts On Open-Source… and WordPress

I spent the last few days fixing up my WordPress blog. Since I host my own site (i.e. I do not use a hosted WordPress providers such as wordpress.com or wpengine.com), making changes like additional Facebook “like” or Twiitter “follow” … Continue reading

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Apple vs Google – Integrated vs Modularized Strategies?

Reading the early notes for iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 Mavericks, I have come to an interesting conclusion. Apple and Google – two fierce competitors in the all-important mobile operating system space – have diametrically opposed strategies for capturing … Continue reading

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The Tipping Point (or the Point of Tipping)

A few days ago, Esquire magazine ran a short article entitled, “Why Tipping Should Be Outlawed“. Besides the highly entertaining clip from “Reservoir Dogs”, the author makes several good points as to the downsides of tipping, as well as the … Continue reading

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Ignore Factual Impossibilities!

This past Friday’s Wall Street Journal had a brilliant opinion piece on “Workplace Wellness” programs. Ignore for a moment (or forever, if you prefer) the opinion on whether or not Workplace Wellness programs actually, well, work. My real enjoyment in … Continue reading

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Twitter cannot kill Facebook that easily!

Business Insider’s Alyson Shontell claimed, based on an interview that Fred Wilson (whom I much respect, especially when I disagree), that Twitter almost had what it takes to kill Facebook. In this theory, Facebook is, at its core, “a photo … Continue reading

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Open Source Business Models

Last week, while in California, I had the pleasure of meeting with founders and/or execs from several businesses that are either built on open-source or contribute massively to open-source. While sitting with the last of them, I realized that I … Continue reading

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