Monthly Archives: October 2011

Problems With Good Ideas

Good ideas have two major problems. They spread. They divert attention from bad ideas. Let’s look at the first problem with this image as the illustration.  Regardless of what you think about the Occupy movement, you’ll have to agree that … Continue reading

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Two Types of People

There are two types of people in the corporate world. Those that ship product. Those that explain how they’re planning to get a team together to build the requirements to gain the approval to get the funding to hire the … Continue reading

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Why There’s No iPhone 5

Now I know why Tim Cook didn’t introduce the iPhone 5. I believe that Steve Jobs, ever the thinker and ever the showman, is playing out his final and best script. And while doing so, he completes the smooth transition … Continue reading

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Crack Open an Academic, Find an Entrepreneur

At PWC’s Diamond Exchange yesterday, where I am the dumbest person in the room and loving it, I heard an interesting assertion by Justin Hall-Tipping. He said that “all university professors are fundamentally entrepreneurs.”  After all, where else can you … Continue reading

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Lessons From Saguaro

I spent part of Sunday on a nature hike in Catalina State Park, outside Tucson.  Like many visitors, I was in awe of the giant saguaro cacti that formed, in certain locations, a veritable cacti forest. Our guide was extremely … Continue reading

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