The Innovators

Book Review: The Innovators by Walter Isaacson

Dave Kinnear 2-Jobs & Tech, Book Reviews

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 have read about. If you …

Data Security

Leadership, Responsibility and Data Security

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Question [Updated 4/2/16] Here’s a question: Do we as business leaders wish to leave our Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Data and Market Data systems security to chance or government? The many constant stories about data breaches and this year’s argument between Apple and the FBI is what begs this question for me. (Here’s where I came down on the Apple thing.) …

Book Review: Socially Close by John Jackson; Social media marketing for small business

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

It took me longer than expected to read John Jackson’s excellent book Socially Close. I’m not a particularly fast reader, but that wasn’t the reason it took so long. Nor was it because the book was boring — it definitely isn’t. And it didn’t take me so long because Jackson’s writing is obtuse or difficult to understand. On the contrary, he …

HBR wants $ for their blog.

How Not to do Your Blog

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

As some of you may know, I “publish” a monthly e-newsletter. It comprises blog posts I’ve written as well as a column of the more active posts I’ve made on other social media sites — LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, etc. The social media posts go out every day — at least three each morning. I try to mix up the sources, but …