Technology

Tapscott vs Shirky: TEDGlobal.

Posted by on November 19, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Don Tapscott,  “Big Data, business intelligence, and next generation analytics can help deliver more effective targeted communications to customers.  And with detailed individual knowledge we can deliver better, personalized value (products and services) to them.  But in many ways this is just fine tuning of the old paradigm in marketing where companies deliver message and [...]

“New Technology and the Art of Storytelling”

Posted by on October 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm

This is one of the most basic and most human subjects we’ve ever dealt with. We say that because of the critical roles that both technology and storytelling have played in the march of human progress. And because of the way those two subjects – technology and storytelling – have combined and interacted throughout the [...]

Crystal Ball: Best Buy – Going out of Business (Revised)

Posted by on September 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Best Buy has had its lunch handed to them by Amazon and poor management. Best Buy sells commodity and low margin products. Consumers go to Best Buy stores to see the products, take a test ride and then buy the products from other retailers. As has been reported, Best Buy has too many stores and, [...]

Larry Ellison, is creepy, arrogant, presumptions and plays God

Posted by on June 5, 2012 at 10:35 am

Larry Ellison in a Wall Street Journal interview said, “Now we can track not only what products you’re buying, but what your’s saying about those products. We know who your friends are. We know what you’re saying to your friends. We know your friends’ friends.” Larry Ellison is collecting information without are knowledge. He is using [...]

There Are No Foolproof Plans.

Posted by on September 21, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Given the tremendous rate of ongoing technological change and innovation, no enterprise, no matter how dominate at the moment, is impervious to failure. No company is immune to changes in industries, business markets and consumers’ changing needs. That is why it is so hard for companies to keep achieving double digit earnings growth. Yahoo thought it owned [...]

Kids And Their Toys

Posted by on January 7, 2011 at 11:00 am

I recently read that kids are leading the world’s transition to digital media. That is in part because kids are not afraid of technology, because kids have not spent years getting use to anything else.  That will take enterprises in places that they have never gone before.   The toys of my 2 year old grandchildren [...]

Response to: “Clouds, big data, and smart assets: Ten tech-enabled business trends to watch” in McKinsey Quarterly

Posted by on August 12, 2010 at 12:51 pm

McKinsey Quarterly accepted the following Steven Weiss comment to this article: https://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Clouds_big_data_and_smart_assets_Ten_tech-enabled_business_trends_to_watch_2647 An enterprise’s future success will require improvisation, spontaneity, flexibility, collaboration, and obsessive experimentation. The technological trends that you cite will be the enablers in some cases. Improvisational business models will be transformative. Improvisors will use technology, collaboration, networking, data collection, and smart grids [...]