The Executive Computer; 'Mother of All Markets' or a 'Pipe Dream Driven by Greed'?
Throwback to 1992. NYT article on the future of mobile tech.
"Stuck in traffic on a business trip, an executive carrying a personal communicator could send and receive electronic mail and facsimile messages from anywhere in the country. She could also call up a local map on a 3-inch by 5-inch screen, draw a line between her current position (confirmed by satellite positioning signals) and her intended destination, and the device would give her specific driving instructions (as well as real-time warnings about traffic jams or accidents). Certainly, these are just predictions for now, but they sure are fun to think about."
A timely read given the current state of American politics.
Imagine a world where there is no law... and no boundaries. Must read.
Welcome to airline revenue management: "the science of adjusting fares dynamically and in real time so that airlines can maximize their revenue."
Now wondering if any new planes have been named after hashtags since Virgin America's #nerdbird...
Riveting. Heartbreaking. Creative.
Talk about making a statement. Annie Leibovitz does it again.
Wow, it's here. Deliveries by drone!
You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream
And I’ll always love you for it.
But I can’t love you obsessively for much longer.
This season is all I have left to give.
My heart can take the pounding
My mind can handle the grind
But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye..."
Timely and useful ideas.
Insightful article. —"One reason [parental leave] has recently become an issue could be that Silicon Valley is aging. ...many people who work at the hot companies of the web era are now also becoming parents."
Sometimes what sounds right is actually wrong.
“There are so many men who still struggle with the belief that they are obligated to perform traditional masculinity or they’re worthless,” Levant said. “That’s the vulnerability that marketers and advertisers tap into.”
"Expectations, not outcomes, govern the happiness of your perceived reality."
A refreshing read on leadership.
This makes me wonder how often VCs get it wrong. Also, if you're in business, you might be advertising in the wrong place.
Food for thought: Is there a role for classically trained professors in b-schools of the future? Or is it time for business professors to work in actual businesses?
This is a must-read.
The lease, that expires in a few months, will not be renewed, and the only way for Walzer and his cohorts to keep the bookstore would be to match the buyer’s offer, and buy the building outright.
Which, may I remind you, is a cave in the bottom of a hole in the ground.
The price is one million euros.
This is scary.
Experts quoted in a recent piece in Bloomberg Business estimate that the security around medical devices is about a decade behind the overall standard. Earlier this year, the FDA issued a letter warning hospitals and patients that a pump commonly used to ration out proper dosing of medicine in IVs could be vulnerable to attack.