Tag Archives: Business

Nintendo gets it

Are you impressed at how Nintendo has managed the development, announcement and launch of the Wii?  I am. It's been pretty clear that the suicidal game of chicken being played by Sony and Microsoft is fraught with risks to anyone … Continue reading

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VMWare and Virtual Server 2005 R2

I mentioned previously that I’m a big fan of virtualization and all the attendant advantages that come with it. For many tasks, speed is less relevant than flexibility, and virtualization of operating systems gives flexibility to you in spades. You … Continue reading

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Movies, the wisdom of crowds, and successful products

I visit both Box Office Mojo and Box Office Guru pretty regularly to see what kind of business new movies are doing.  I’ve noticed something interesting about the movies that have been released over the past month that I thought … Continue reading

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Book mini review – In Search of Excellence

Yes, I read books.  I read a lot of them. As so frequently happens with books I read, I end up forgetting the specific details of the book rather quickly. What does end up happening is that, while I’m reading … Continue reading

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SXSW Interactive – a recap

Well, I’m finally back in Houston and managed to get a good night’s sleep today, so I suppose it’s time to review the past few days at SXSW in Austin. First of all, I really enjoyed the conference.  Folks were … Continue reading

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SXSW (South by Southwest) and "A Prairie Home Companion"

So I’m here at South by Southwest for the SXSW Interactive portion of the festival, with a splash of the film festival on the side.  So far, this conference is a lot more fun than some of the past conferences … Continue reading

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Seth Godin at Google

Seth Godin posts that you can now watch his talk at Google (hosted, naturally, by Google Video).  He’s a well known author and marketing luminary who talks here about the various challenges that Google faces and some of his own … Continue reading

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20% time…at Google, and SnapStream

20% time…it’s one of those mythically interesting things that Google does.  Basically, you get 20% of your time to work on any other project.  Keep in mind it has to be something potentially useful…it can’t be “Doing my laundry”.  Besides, … Continue reading

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