Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Why Google+ will become Google's only product - Computerworld

More interesting than the Google+/Facebook topic is the evolution of "products" becoming "features".

Why Google+ will become Google's only product »
Google will integrate its best products into a single super product, Google+, that marginalizes smaller rivals and clobbers Facebook with total superiority

Sunday, April 22, 2012

12 Lessons Steve Jobs Taught Guy Kawasaki

I think Guy Kawasaki's best speech. Being the day after Steve Jobs' death, Guy was off his normal path. It was good to see a speech buy Guy that had not already been given 500 times. This speech also takes a lot of Apple's 'magic' and states it in philosophies that can actually be emulated.


Friday, April 20, 2012

Moving away from what's hot, towards what's inevitable: How CEO Rich Templeton is Reinventing Texas Instruments


In moving away from what's hot (smartphones, etc) and focusing on what's inevitable (analog chips), Texas Instruments has "a chance to sell something to every customer in the world. The number of companies that can say that are pretty limited.”

I've discussed with others.. what would Big Data be to the real world without the means to collect that data? To feed Big Data, to enable things like Smart Grid, you need analog to collect it. You need processing at the edge to make sense of it, and transform data into Information, so you can feed it up to Big Data.
D CEO : How CEO Rich Templeton is Reinventing Texas Instruments »
Learning of my quest to find out more about the man who leads Texas Instruments Inc., he adjusts his sport coat at his Dallas headquarters and jokes that the Goldman talk in January was “easy stuff” c...

Picking a fight with a giant... Disruptive Innovation - Clayton Christensen (Part 3) - YouTube

Picking a fight with a giant...


In Facebook Deal for Instagram, Board Was All But Out of Picture - WSJ.com


Amazing. Will this news take the steam out of the IPO? Forget what everyone thought about the $1 Billion purchase of Instagram, but considering the board was "told, not consulted"... amazing.
In Facebook Deal for Instagram, Board Was All But Out of PictureFacebook Board Little Involved in Deal »
By the time Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg brought his board in on the plan to buy hot photo-sharing service Instagram for $1 billion, the deal was all but done.