Monthly Archives: April 2013

Google search terms predict financial market moves

Tobias Preis of Warwick Business School, has found that the frequency of certain financial terms in Google searches can predict market movements. So, if you want to beat the market, just count the occurence of words such as “revenue”, “unemployment” … Continue reading

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Death of Innovation, end of Growth Robert Gordon argues that today’s innovation – mostly gizmo’s & gadgets – is not capable of repeating the economic growth generated by the innovations of the 20th century.

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Samsung establishes itself in LTE network business

Whoa! Where did these guys come from…? I mean, Samsung used to be consumer gizmo’s exclusively, flat screen TV’s, cell phones etc,  and now, all of sudden, they are taking state-of-the-art network business from the established NEP’s… A clear example … Continue reading

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Agility – what’s in it for non-development roles, such as prod.mgmt or even sales…?

So, your development teams are now agile, they operate in a cross-functional setup, they do feature centric development, they practice continuous integration & delivery, and you have a number of communities-of-practice alive and well.  Are you now really agile, is … Continue reading

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15 ways to identify bad leaders

Excellent post by Mike Myatt in Forbes on leadership – or more correctly, lack of it. How many points of these 15 do you “score”, or those that are set to lead you….? Excellent leaders are rare indeed, pretty much … Continue reading

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Adam Smith vs. Karl Marx

Efficiency vs. Meaning in the knowledge society

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Success thru discipline…

An interesting (and scary!) psychological experiment, conducted 1967 by teacher Ron Jones in California, demonstrating the perils of groupthink and lack of individual courage. Here in a 1981 dramatization. (There’s also a documentary from 2011 available as DVD) (thanks to … Continue reading

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Ever wondered about OSS & BSS ?

A great “Dan Pink-style” whiteboarding video explaining the fundamentals of telecom’s “OSS” (Operations Support Systems) and “BSS” (Business Support Systems). Thanks to Charles for the pointer!  

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Systems thinking

“Anyone who believes in indefinite growth in anything physical, on a physically finite planet, is either mad or an economist.” ― Kenneth E. Boulding

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