Monthly Archives: September 2015

Smart Design in Containers

In a previous article, we invented “Conway’s Corollary” – how design determines scale. Today, we will look at another case from the hottest technology of the last year: containers. When designing software – any piece of software – the most important … Continue reading

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Conway’s Corollary – Design Determines Scale

When I went to business school, I worked closely with an incredibly smart woman with whom I shared a very similar method of thinking and mindset. When we would find the same responses to the same questions in the same manner, inevitably I … Continue reading

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It’s All About the White Rats

No, this is not about “White Hats” – security hackers who try to break into systems in order to strengthen them, as opposed to “Black Hats” – but really about what we can learn from white rats. In the last few weeks, I … Continue reading

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Blinded By The Textbook

With due respect to Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, I just came across a great example of a business so blinded by their stale model that they cannot respond rationally to competitive threats: textbooks. Anyone involved in education, from students to professors to … Continue reading

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Don’t Break Your Customers

Anyone who does Web-scale or information technology over the past two years knows containers. The primary reason is the success of docker in making not-so-new containers easy to build, deploy, manage and use. Personally, I think Docker containers are great. They … Continue reading

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