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Relics of a Bygone Network?

/ April 15, 2014 Big Picture / Technology / 0 COMMENTS

In the U.S., in the early years of air travel across the country, the Postal Service literally developed a ground-based navigation system by creating cement arrows across the country.   They leased land and paid civilians to keep them lit so commerce across the country was able to take advantage of the new technology at the time.  And Read the full article…

Whisper While You Work: Business Results in a Networked Economy

/ April 3, 2014 Finance / 0 COMMENTS

“The Internet gives consumers and manufacturers a way to whisper in each other’s ear.” I saw this quote in a LinkedIn article  about Tesla Motor’s direct-to-consumer distribution model and some challenges that the electric car maker faces in establishing dealerships in New Jersey and other states.  The article frames the discussion as a battle between Read the full article…

Procurement and Finance: Montagues and Capulets?

/ March 27, 2014 Finance / 0 COMMENTS

“Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny.” Thus begins the prologue to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, describing the legacy of irreconcilable differences between two families that, ostensibly, should have much in common. Simmering animosity It strikes me that in many organisations, Read the full article…