Seth Godin and Random Numbers – The Other Argument

Seth Godin’s piece from this weekend, The tyranny of random numbers was interesting but it needs a response from the other side of the “random” coin. His point boiled down to: Human beings are ...

Artificial Intelligence Is Almost Ready For Business

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an idea that has oscillated through many hype cycles over many years, as scientists and sci-fi visionaries have declared the imminent arrival of thinking machines. But ...

Hey, Sales Rep, Your Intentions are Transparent

Sales people are transparent and this translates to their greatest strength or their greatest weakness. Which one is it for you? Your customer recognizes your strengths and weaknesses the moment ...

Editor's Choice

Without Startup Experience, Do You Qualify For Tech Work?

I’ve been in technology my entire career and it has been an ...

Stop Looking At Big Data As The Problem (And Start Looking At Integration)

Big Data is the phrase that won’t die. It made sense when ...

Workers need to survive digital business

While the world seizes the opportunities presented by an increasingly digital ecosystem, ...

Almost No One Is Going To Buy Your Products

As Seth Godin wrote last week, “There’s a huge difference between “no ...

When Humor Makes You Rich – Aaron Levie And Box

Aaron Levie, the funniest CEO in America (and possibly the world), just ...

Selling Isn’t For Everyone

Selling isn’t for everyone. It isn’t that people can’t be trained or ...

LA Wants Taxis To Be More Like Uber

San Francisco, the home of so many tech startups, has no choice ...

Nanotechnology Makes Health Diagnosis Look Like Star Trek

Watching Star Trek growing up, the idea of having a device that ...

Two Paths To The Dream Of Business Ownership

A record number of American adults, 13%, are involved in the startup ...

Latest News

Personalization Attacks The Automotive Industry

The hottest trend in technology is personalization. The term usually gets applied to the ways data can be used to make the message, product, service and experience tailored to an individual. The focus on serving the “one” is the trend that will take us through the next decade of technology change. Another facet of change […]

Continue Reading

Tech And Life In A Personalized World

Watching technology advance amazes me. Tech rarely unfolds as a stunning breakthrough but instead arrives in tiny slices of change. How often is the world as fundamentally shifted as the day the original iPhone was announced? Rarely. Knowing this, there’s a real advantage as an individual or an organization in knowing the overriding trend that links […]

Continue Reading

Police Transparency, North Korea and Flight Tracking in 2015

Technology brings remarkable things to our lives that offer a chance to be safer, healthier and more social. It gives us new choices for how to live and just to know things. Technology can do even more and 2015 offers us a chance to tackle some of the biggest problems — those of transparency — that […]

Continue Reading

Are you personally ready for digital business?

There’s one thing that’s very clear from every headline and prediction about how work gets done — we’re moving rapidly to a digital business model. Digital business is far more than the latest round of applied technology. Digital business is also much more than Big Data, e-Commerce, Cloud, the Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Robotics […]

Continue Reading

It’s all about the data dividend

The future of every business is wholly dependent on being positioned to receive a significant data dividend. Sitting in the audience at TIBCO Now, listening to speaker after speaker talk about rapidly accelerating technology change, it becomes clear that knowing everything will change doesn’t prepare anyone for the change itself. “Accelerating pace of change” has […]

Continue Reading

The IT And Business Trends To Track In 2015

It’s that time of year when the crystal ball gets a polish and we look ahead to what will impact business and IT in the coming 12 months. Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining. For Some. Cloud is no longer a buzzword. It’s here. Nothing more to see so move along and get with it. […]

Continue Reading

I hate my bank and that’s OK

I hate my bank. Wait, that’s only partially true. I hate my bank that offers a location wherever I happen to be, has tellers and allows me to deposit and withdraw small or large sums of cash. I have another bank that offers none of these things and I don’t hate that bank. In fact, […]

Continue Reading

Don’t hate me if I freeze my eggs

The story broke this week in TechCrunch, LA Times and many other publications that Facebook and Apple offer a benefit to working mothers of up to $20,000 to freeze eggs. Under pressure early in their career to achieve job success, women face a dilemma that if they put off having children, they face the risk of being less […]

Continue Reading

Sales people just won’t shut up

It’s a great paradox that the less comfortable we are the more we speak. The moment when we’re in the greatest danger of looking dumb is precisely when we open our mouths and remove all doubt. This paradox is on prominent display in the sales profession where so much hinges on our word choices, our […]

Continue Reading

Salesforce’s Wave tries to catch up on analytics

Salesforce will introduce their Wave could analytics functionality at Dreamforce today and along with it, an admission that analytics has been missing from their platform for some time. How they got this far without having more than a partner community is the question but at least they’re headed in the right direction. Salesforce playing catch […]

Continue Reading

Social isn’t dead, it’s just an expectation

It’s funny to watch the hype around trends and technologies grow and shrink over time. What seemed like a critical need at one point quietly fades out and slips off the front page. Social media is a great example that isn’t talked about nearly as much today as it was just a couple of years […]

Continue Reading

Ebola shows the mundane, not technology, will protect us

Technology has driven our economy and made our country powerful, but tech alone is proving to be insufficient to stop the spread of Ebola. The case of Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian who had contact with an ebola patient four days before travel to the U.S., shows just how much the mundane matters. Duncan was supposed […]

Continue Reading

Why true capitalists will and won’t love the Internet of Things

If there’s one thing that every true capitalist would love to see, it’s “honest” supply and demand in full function. As we know, pricing often fails to reflect the realities of demand and that lack of transparency creates cascading challenges. For example, the long lines we see at Starbucks in the morning reflect the fact […]

Continue Reading

The missing part of the Internet of Things conversation

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises all new ways to use sensor and machine data to create efficiency, new features and foster business model competition. But the conversations too often lack an essential element that no IoT project can do without: the ability to make systems “think” in ways similar to what humans provide in […]

Continue Reading