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Clayton Christensen: The Survivor

Superbly written and inspiring article at Forbes about the health challenges faced by highly regarded author and Harvard professor Clayton Christensen. Christensen’s influential book, The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail, is a must read for every business person, as it captures and explains the essence of the process of innovation, […]

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Amazing Coincidence?

Or simply a reflection of endemic institutional fraud throughout America? The three articles referenced below appeared in My Google Reader inbox today, prompting these thoughts. First, we have the AJC reporting that Fulton County has inflated housing values for tax collection. “Morris filed suit against the Fulton County Board of Tax Assessors, alleging the county […]

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Publishing and Advertising 2.0 – Part 2

The Internet will continue to drive major structural change into the advertising and other digitizable media for the next 25-35 years. (The Carlota Perez book previously mentioned explains paradigmatic technology diffusion; Ray Kurzweil, referenced below, builds on the same concept to posit that technology/human change has accelerated since time began and will continue to do so, […]

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Publishing & Advertising 2.0 – Part 1

Publishing and advertising are undergoing structural transition last seen when Gutenberg’s press was invented. The Internet, and more specifically, the broadband Internet (which has reached critical mass during the last six years), eliminates the cost of distribution as an economic factor in media publishing and advertising. The fact that some businesses, including most of the […]

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Lots of Lessons

Tom Evslin discusses Yahoo’s purchase of del.icio.us and touches on several issues of interest and/ or lessons to be learned.  First, he uses this deal as an example to put down the the notion that a company must be built to generate earnings/cash flow in order to create value.  Tom says: Even if Joshua and […]

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New Growth from the New Ground

Another sturdy sapling sinks its taproot deep into the New Ground as Captain’s Quarters "breaks" the publication ban imposed by a Canadian judge regarding  testimony delivered in his court this week.  If true, this testimony implicates the Chretien and Martin governments and possibly the Liberal party itself, in complex schemes that channeled over $250 million […]

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Powerful Antidote to Bureaucracy

I just love this – The Daily Brief: Just Because No One Understands You Doesn’t Mean You’re An Artist! ? It’s Good to Know Leadership Gets It – Four star general ORDERS his subordinates to stay out of the way of troops providing answers to questions he POSTS ON HIS BLOG! (I even coined a […]

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