Is it any wonder that Microsoft has stagnated? On paper, in front of analysts, they talk about growth, growth, growth. But growth is an outcome, not a strategy.
By Adam Wollner July 15, 2013...
Reorganizations take a significant amount of deliberation, internal maneuvering of people and politics, and time. However, the more time you take and indecisive you are provides opportunities for employees to be distracted and not focused on their jobs.
This week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is expected to announce a major overhaul of the company's management structure. So what, you ask? Well, depending on how this shakes out, it could end up having some significant ramifications on the products and services you use.
A nap nook won't give people a deep sense of inspiration or commitment. Cool is not equivalent to loyal, and this arms race of out-"cool"-ing the competition isn't an enduring answer. A treehouse is a great place to retreat to, but it doesn't inspire people.
It was in the sessions, seeing presentation after presentation, that this shift became clear. Reporting on it required both attending a lot of sessions as well as clueing into the difference.
So let's stop pulling the small fruit off the tree, and start dealing with the real mega giants of megadata. Why isn't Congress holding disclosure hearings, preparing legislation to rein in Google and Facebook, Apple and Microsoft?
Recently I was asked what young creative types should study in order to be successful in today's digital-centric world. My answer: Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
When a government, in a blanket sense, views its citizens as potential or suspected criminals, or enemies of the state as the growth of Boston-like domestic terrorism may portend, then it is in a perpetual state of conflict with its own people.
The surveillance state may strive to know all and see all, but it cannot survive intense scrutiny of its own behavior, even when backed by an army of lawyers who are expert at stretching the law to its breaking point.
If you teach students one trade, that skill might be obsolete in a few years. But if you teach people how to think and look at lots of information and connect dots -- all skills that a classic liberal education gives you -- you will thrive.
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Over 48,000 video game developers, journalists, retailers and publishers from 102 countries descended upon Los Angeles last week for the E3 convention...
Whether you're a fan of Malcolm Gladwell (and his book Outliers) or not, chances are you've heard the reference of the 10,000 hour rule! In essence, achieving greatness requires an enormous commitment to time -- approximately 10,000 hours.
The personal computer is political. The time for liberation has kind of come.
Today, information is everywhere; it is cheap, it is instant, and it is constant. Technology is the intravenous fix for the wonderjunkie in all of us, but unlike other addictions, this one is healthy. We should embrace the discomfort of insights unfamiliar to us and live outside of our filter bubbles.