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Today's Career -- We Are All Just Consultants

Gil Laroya | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Your skills, accomplishments and your background are the bullet points on your line card. The company is your client, not your friend. And when the you-know-what hits the fan, the company will not hesitate to chop your head off and throw you under the bus to save itself.

Texas Instruments To Make $6.5 Billion Buy

AP | By JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 06.04.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- Texas Instruments Inc. is buying National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion in a marriage of two of the world's premier makers of analog...

The Death Note of Silicon Valley

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

The death note of Silicon Valley lies in its own decision to put profit over innovation. Seemingly gone are the good old days when companies had beer bashes in the parking lot, and profit sharing parties at quarters end.