Category : Business

Getting a Job Based on Data or Social

The world is full of interesting spaces where the current technology’s days are numbered, but what will replace it is not quite clear yet.  Take television, Like many things, the days of the traditional resume are numbered.  Take News, Media, or Television as examples that I’ve discussed before.  Today, I’ve…

Picking Through the Picked Over – Part 1: Social

I don’t spend a lot of time in the stock market.  In spite of my background as an MBA, these days I tend to feel that there are better opportunities elsewhere (real estate for safety and small companies for growth).  That said, as the future of IT (cloud and social)…

IT Jobs in the Future

The “IT Department” is shrinking.  Cloud computing means that more and more applications are running outside the datacenter.  In fact, with PaaS and SaaS solutions, big non-IT companies are often not even managing their own OSs, software platforms, and monitoring stacks.  These same companies are also employing fewer and fewer…

Risk from Partnerships on the Web

One reason I think that technology investment should be left to technologists is articles like this one in the Motley Fool.  It discusses how companies can end up screwed over by Google when Google decides to compete directly.  The example they give is WebMD which has a very high portion…

Book Review: Switch by the Heath Brothers

A former colleague of mine recommended Switch by Chip and Dan Heath a few weeks ago.  It’s a book about Change and how to be an effective agent for it.  Little did I know that the next few weeks of my life would encompass a great deal of change as…

Have You Caught The Irony in Criticizing Romney for Bain Capital?

I have a feeling it’s going to be a theme for the next 10 months or so to criticize Mitt Romney’s role at Bain Capital.  This is just raw ignorance, it shows a lack of understanding about private equity, struggling companies or capitalism in general.  Unfortunately, there’s a very sad,…

Why Would RIM License Blackberry 10?

There have been a few rumors that RIM may be licensing their new operating system to other hardware manufacturers.  This is surprising because it would seem to undercut Blackberry’s hardware business.  My first reaction to this news was that they are probably considering spinning off the hardware and becoming purely a software company….

Welcome to Facebank

I was scanning through my morning news and came across this interesting little prediction from Gartner (via RWW); Facebook and other social networks will begin to add banking and insurance services.  The rest of the article is a snooze fest that mainly revolves around 3 points: Social Media sites need…

VMWare as the Amazon of PaaS

Note:  This is an extremely geeky post… if you have no interest in Enterprise Infrastructure it will not only bore you, it probably won’t make much sense. I noticed this week that VMWare expanded their Cloud Foundary offering to include support for .NET.  I had three seperate thoughts about this…

Netflix, Amazon, Facebook and Why to Keep a Big Startup Private

Eventhough Netflix is making the right business move for the long-term their stock price is reeling.  Similarly Amazon is a retail giant, a content producer and quietly (at least as far as Wall Street is concerned) establishing a cloud position that will one day make it as big in the…