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Why Your Company Would Never Have Built eBay

Posted November 19, 2010 | 13:40:15 (EST)

WINDOWS OR WALLS

When eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar looked at the auction business in 1995, he saw walls everywhere.

Not just the bricks-and-mortar kind that differentiated stodgy, old-line companies from eBay, Amazon, and other dotcom upstarts, but also the bureaucratic barriers the old guard had erected between buyers and...

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A Reason to Be Cautious in Caracas?

Posted February 2, 2009 | 17:39:25 (EST)

This isn't what I normally blog about but I think its terribly important that word gets out quickly about what is happening in Venezuela. I was told about this developing situation by my Venezuelan relatives who are trying to get the world to take notice.

This past weekend CNN...

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How Fast is Bottom-Up Coming Up? What Does Obama's Internet-Powered Election Mean for How Business is Managed?

Posted November 12, 2008 | 11:17:48 (EST)

This week, I attended Don Tapscott's book launch for Grown Up Digital. Don's latest is a follow-up to his two prior best-sellers, Wikinomics and Growing Up Digital.

Don didn't disappoint. He outlined two key trends that are changing the way businesses are organized: Internet-based, bottom-up collaboration; and...

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