Google & Resource Diversity & Immobility

Read an interesting article on GigaOm yesterday titled “Google’s Infrastructure is its Strategic Advantage” (go read it if you haven’t). This post, and Google’s strategy, is a great example of using Resource Diversity and Immobility to build an advantage in your market. If you’ll recall from my previous posts (here, here and especially here), using … Read more Google & Resource Diversity & Immobility

Reinventing Project Management

I just finished reading “Reinventing Project Management” by Aaron J. Shenhar and Dov Dvir and I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. The full title of the book is “Reinventing Project Management: The Diamond Approach to Successful Growth & Innovation” and, as the title suggests, it covers an approach that the authors … Read more Reinventing Project Management

Exavault – Customer Service Done Right

I’ve been looking for a remote location to store off-site backups and have tried a lot of different services and I thought I found the answer with a company called Exavault (http://www.exavault.com). Exavault has two different types of accounts: FTP and rsync. Each account has its strengths & weaknesses and each account is very competitive … Read more Exavault – Customer Service Done Right

Networking is more than technology

The last few years has seen the rise of Internet based social networking. Web sites like Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn and others have done a lot for networking but it seems like a lot of people think that networking stops as soon as you ‘connect’ with someone. Charles Green at the Trust Matters Blog had a … Read more Networking is more than technology

IT Human Capital as Competitive Advantage

This is an excerpt of a paper I’ve just completed titled “Information Technology Human Capital as Competitive Advantage”. I’ve provided a brief intro plus the conclusion here. This white paper was the inspiration for the the topics discussed in my previous posts titled “Resource Diversity & Immobility Simplified“, “Competitive Advantage and the Resource Based View … Read more IT Human Capital as Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage and the Resource Based View of the Firm

As a follow up to my previous post titled Competitive Advantage – The Human Capital Approach, I wanted to take a second to talk a little bit about the Resource Based View of the firm that I mentioned in the previous post.  Before I continue, if you are interested in this topic, definitely take a … Read more Competitive Advantage and the Resource Based View of the Firm

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