Paul Tudor Jones II: Why we Need to Rethink Capitalism

David Salahi 2-Jobs & Tech

In his TED Talk Paul Tudor Jones II said: “… we as a society have come to view our companies and corporations in a very narrow, almost monomaniacal fashion with regard to how we value them, and we have put so much emphasis on profits, on short-term quarterly earnings and share prices, at the exclusion of all else. It’s like …

The Internet Is Not The Answer

Book Review: The Internet Is Not The Answer by Andrew Keen

Dave Kinnear 2-Jobs & Tech, Book Reviews

Andrew Keen is not keen on the internet and where it’s taking us. Keen has taken on the conventional wisdom that the internet is a democratizing force lending power to the little guy and disrupting the old school “bad guys.” A strongly opinionated polemic–the passion of the converted believer is palpable in his writing. I come at this book with …

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 …

TEDx Orange Coast

Employment Trending to Zero?

Dave Kinnear 2-Jobs & Tech

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 share of c-suite positions – …

Big Bang Disruption

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

Dave Kinnear 2-Jobs & Tech, Book Reviews

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 competitors that enter the market …

The Second Machine Age

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

Dave Kinnear 2-Jobs & Tech, Book Reviews

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 Machine age discusses the trends …

In this groundbreaking book, Schmidt and Cohen combine observation and insight to outline the promise and peril awaiting us in the coming decades. At once pragmatic and inspirational, this is a forward-thinking account of where our world is headed and what this means for people, states and businesses.

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

Dave Kinnear 2-Jobs & Tech, Book Reviews

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 and this book could easily …

Who Owns Future

Book Review: Who Owns the Future by Jaron Lanier

Dave Kinnear 2-Jobs & Tech, Book Reviews

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. Usually, we end up being …