Sometimes we hate marketers because they drive us crazy. Here are a couple of examples.
What should we make of the Scrooges that wrote out pink slips in the holiday season? RIFs (reduction in force) and layoffs seem inharmonious to say the least.
Almost two decades after my Japan adventure, one lesson stands out from the rest. In the United States and in Japan we both value accomplishment and both value the process by which we achieved that accomplishment, but the balance is dramatically different. This made a big difference in my life. Thank you Japan.
One of the great strengths of Silicon Valley is its diversity. It is a melting pot for the smartest and most motivated people in the world.
If Apple can launch a smartphone without Find or Cut-and-Paste, what can you cut out of your product requirements? What is your minimum viable product?
Most high-tech businesses have 3 business imperative. One is continued leveraging of global resources in order to have access to the best people world-wide and to save costs; continued outsourcing in areas where we are not the best in the world; third is that we need to develop ever deeper competencies in areas critical to business.
Winning business attack strategies for use against an entrenched competitor
Great business ideas for offense and defense from interlopers, a topic of interest to those blessed with great businesses as well as those that hope to get a piece of that great business.
“When a person with experience meets a person with money, the person with experience gains money and the person with money gains experience.” Anon. “Our strategy is to get big fast.” Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com Twenty-first century economic winners are those that find...
We discuss business strategy, with apologies to Shakespeare.
My most popular essay is this one on What Does a CTO do? The CTO is the Chief Technology Officer.
Bert Sutherland on Industrial Research Management, March 2006, reprinted with permission.
What makes DARPA work
There are lots of ways to manage your career so that you are more likely to get laid off. Here we talk about suboptimal career planning moves that you might want to avoid.
Pay it forward to repair the world. Over my career I have been blessed by the many people have coached me, helped me, and given me a break here or there. In the vast majority of these cases, reciprocity is impossible because of our unsymmetrical positions and these angels have helped me out without any realistic expectation that I could return the favor. So, pay it forward.