Whether it's a good idea to use public money to support a stadium for a privately owned sports team is a question for another day. Walter O'Malley moved his team because he felt it was to his financial benefit to do so. That's what capitalists are supposed to do.
Forbes predicts that by 2020 50% of the US workforce will be comprised of freelance workers. While a large portion of these workers will be non-strategic -- your Uber drivers, etc -- the real shift is with highly skilled, strategic thinkers.
While the daunting task of deploying a successful proof-of-concept falls on the founders and startup owners themselves, a successful PoC is even more valuable to a large enterprise when it meets their need to drive their businesses forward and minimize risk.
If companies were making offers to technologists that were commensurate with what they pay their attorneys, I think we would find the supposed "tech shortage" would rapidly disappear for those companies.
Needless to say, the growth of B2B mobile apps has been spectacular and is penetrating geographies and industry verticals, as well as opening up newer technological frontiers - Wearables, Enterprise of Things, Virtual Reality, etc.
If you're a journalist or even a blogger, you love to point out evolving explanations by politicians for taking a political stance. They're usually an indicator that politicians have ulterior motives, which they're struggling to hide by trying to come up with a false explanation that makes sense.
Today's economies and societies are fueled by rapid technological disruption and change. Continuous innovation, the rapid digitization of services, and the unprecedented number of connected devices are at the epicenter of this upheaval.
The lines between the profit and non-profit sectors have been blurring. The resource constraints and competitive pressures have yielded a non-profit landscape resembling the profit sector. We have seen a melding of these two business models.
The concept of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) has been around for a long time. Investopedia defines KPIs as a set of quantifiable measures that a company or industry uses to gauge or compare performance in terms of meeting their strategic and operational goals.
Expectations and UX are the two core elements defining success in Enterprise today. Together they are changing the way we buy, consume and supply technology. UX can help address both the value and the use of products.