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Just-In-Time Talent

January 21, 2015 0 Comments
Just-In-Time Talent

Uber is all the rage. Not so much because of its service but more for the business model. Our cars sit idle most of the time. Our buildings sit unused much of the time. Our employees use their special talents only a small percent of their work day. We can get very talented artists to […]

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Book Review: The Innovators by Walter Isaacson

December 23, 2014 0 Comments
Book Review: The Innovators by Walter Isaacson

This book, and writing this review, was a trip through memory lane for me! Having spent more than three decades in the semiconductor and high technology space, the people listed in Isaacson’s excellent book were almost all familiar to me. Some I have met, others I have listened to in presentations and almost all I […]

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Technology and Jobs – Part II

October 15, 2014 0 Comments
Technology and Jobs – Part II

It’s like buying that new car — once you own it, you see the same model everywhere. Since I decided to start voicing my concern about where we are headed with technology and jobs, I’m finding that I’m not alone in my concerns. A friend and colleague, David Salahi, has been listening to my “diatribe” […]

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Employment Trending to Zero?

September 24, 2014 0 Comments
Employment Trending to Zero?

Recently I attended TEDx Orange Coast. As always, this was an exciting and challenging conference with many “ideas worth spreading.” [Links to the talks won’t be available for a while, so I’ll update this post when they are.] For example, Nanea Reeves presented a view of why women may be struggling to gain their fair […]

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Book Review: Big Bang Disruption by Larry Downes and Paul Nunes

June 29, 2014
Book Review: Big Bang Disruption by Larry Downes and Paul Nunes

In case you have somehow missed the prevalent message of the day, this book is the latest addition to all the “reasons why” our business models and leadership training must change. According to Downes and Nunes, “Thanks to dramatic changes in the core economics of innovation in general, every industry is now at risk from […]

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Book Review: The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee

April 7, 2014
Book Review: The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee

I found this book to be fascinating since I’ve spent my professional life in and around technology companies. Even today while most of the business leaders I work with are not directly in the technology business, all are using and are affected by technology. So I’m still into technology up to my neck. The Second […]

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Book Review: The New Digital Age by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen

December 6, 2013
Book Review: The New Digital Age by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen

I looked forward to this book for a couple of weeks as I was finishing up a few books which I had committed to read. When I finally got around to The New Digital Age, I found I was quite disappointed. There were very few new insights from what I’ve been reading for years now […]

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Book Review: Who Owns the Future by Jaron Lanier

September 30, 2013
Book Review: Who Owns the Future by Jaron Lanier

For the past several years, it seems as though I rarely have any discussion with business executives or consumers that sooner or later doesn’t turn to the topic of change and how technology is driving that change. In the longer and more focused conversations, we often wind up sharing views about where things are headed. […]

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I Wonder What Ray Kurzweil is Thinking Now . . .

March 20, 2013
I Wonder What Ray Kurzweil is Thinking Now . . .

So, here we go. I was listening to one of my podcasts yesterday and the breathless announcer was peppering his guest with questions about the President’s directive to begin mapping the human brain. We don’t even know what that means, really, at this point, but we need to get started. And I couldn’t help wonder why the […]

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