Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Geoffrey Moore on Big Data and RFID: An interview by Bob Morris

0c560a3Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker, and advisor who splits his consulting time between start-up companies in the Mohr Davidow portfolio and established high-tech enterprises, including Salesforce, Microsoft, Intel, Box, Aruba, Cognizant, and Rackspace most recently. His life’s work has focused … READ MORE

Fee-Based Libraries Were Like Netflix for Books, 200 Years Ago


Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Daniel Akst for The Wall Street Journal. As he explains, all-you-can-read lending services helped democratize reading. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click READ MORE

The Innovator’s Hypothesis: A book review by Bob Morris

Innovator's HypothesisThe Innovator’s Hypothesis: How Cheap Experiments Are Worth More than Good Ideas
Michael Schrage
The MIT Press (2014)

How and why “simple, fast, cheap, smart, lean, and important experiments can supercharge any serious innovation process”

As I began to read Michael Schrage’s … READ MORE

Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini on “Why and how to build a change platform, not a change program”

Build a changeHere is a brief excerpt from an article written by Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They suggest that it’s not you, it’s your company. Management Innovation eXchange co-founders Hamel and … READ MORE

Crazy Is a Compliment: A book review by Bob Morris

Crazy:ComplimentCrazy Is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags
Linda Rottenberg

“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” Tennyson’s Ulysses

Most people are caught up in what James O’Toole so aptly characterizes as “the ideology … READ MORE

Why we need more Gazelles

GazelleThe term “gazelle” refers to the classic entrepreneur of myth and reality, someone who starts a new business venture (or a new way of doing business) and aims for it to explode into a white-hot phenomenon such as Home Depot, Facebook, … READ MORE

Entrepreneur Peter Thiel talks Zero to One

Thiel & Musk
Photo: Peter Thiel (left) and Elon Musk, X.Com Corp. chairman and CEO respectively, show the cards they use for what became PayPal in 2000. The initial goal was to create an Internet currency to replace the dollar. Photo: … READ MORE

Dataclysm: A book review by Bob Morris

DataclysmDataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking)
Christian Rudder
Crown (2014)

Noah had his flood and it ended. Now we have ours and it will never end.

To what does the title of this book refer? According to Christian … READ MORE

Amazon’s Q&A with Christian Rudder

ScudderI have just read and will soon review Christian Scudder’s Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking), published by Crown (September 2014). Meanwhile, I thought you would be interested in sharing his thoughts about intriguing subjects such as … READ MORE

The Tim Ferriss Interview of Peter Thiel

Thiel 2“Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost

I am grateful to Tim Ferris for so many reasons, including his published works and his on-going blog. He is a thought leader, to be sure, but also an active participant in so … READ MORE


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