Links for Nov 18 2012

  • Change Trumps Technology

    Quote: So, do I think your organization should be advancing into the digital/social media world? Absolutely. But you’d better FIRST build your organizational capacity to change your own management to meet the needs of today’s environment. That’s what gets you into the playoffs–and digital acumen is what puts you on top.

  • Big Brother? Sits right on your mobile

    Quote: In this age of free(mium), it’s common knowledge that you pay with your privacy. Facebook is the best (or should I say worst) example of the dance around your data, yet there are many more tools that you use, which have access to everything that you carry with you: all the data on your phone. Not only can they read that, they can also change it – and even “impersonate” you

  • A VC: How Well Do You Take A Punch?

    Quote: Life punches you in the face and you might get knocked out. The question is can you get back up and keep going.

  • What supercomputers and Schrodinger’s cat can teach the electronics industry — Tech News and Analysis

    Quote: In the near term companies are eking more performance out of chips without using too much power by using co-processors taking a cue from the supercomputer industry. In the long term, though making faster and more efficient chips will take place at the subatomic scale.

  • Jim’s Notebook: Technology Immortalizes Bad Practices

    Quote: For all the benefits that technology can bring to an organization that adopts it to automate tasks, it has a smothering effect on innovation.  This likely elicits a incredulous “harrumph” from those who are of the opinion that technology alone is innovation – but there’s a good case that it isn’t, and that it is most often used to ensconce bad practices and prevent companies from being innovative.

  • The Value of Being Original in an Age of Knock-Offs – Nina Garcia – Harvard Business Review

    Quote: It’s the companies that have integrity and stay true to their aesthetic that are ultimately more profitable. Those that cut quality and turn to knock-off designs just don’t survive long-term.

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