I am very susceptible to this kind of bias. A bias towards potential as opposed to achievement
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Business Educators Struggle to Put Students to Work
The Chronicle of Higher Education discusses the negative effect laziness is having on undergraduate business education. I’ve always thought that an undergraduate degree in business only makes sense if a student is planning on going directly into a profession like Accounting. And even then, it’s a stretch. Business Educators Struggle to Put Students to Work
People chase investors, but your best investor is your first real customer. And your customers are also your best salesmen. http://www.inc.com/magazine/20110201/how-great-entrepreneurs-think.html
Don’t be a slave to the backlog.
I’ve been spending a lot of time helping one client with their 2011 Product Roadmap. Although we’re not “doing Agile,” I’ve introduced them to the product backlog. So far it’s been a powerful planning tool. So Scott Sehlhorst’s post on how to prioritize resonated with me. When creating a backlog, or managing features, you needContinue reading “Don’t be a slave to the backlog.”
The Economist – Redux
Hot on the heels of my earlier post, the New York Times talks about the Economist, and how it’s been one of the only news magazines to grow in the past few years. The Economist Tends Its Sophisticate Garden By JEREMY W. PETERS Published: August 8, 2010 The Economist, a bible of world news withContinue reading “The Economist – Redux”
My Parents’ New York City
To my parents, New York is – or at least was – a dirty, crowded, and dangerous place. They like to tell stories about their trip there as newlyweds in the early 70’s. We returned there twice as a family, although I never quite understood why. It was a tough place to take a suburbanContinue reading “My Parents’ New York City”
Health Care Reform Passed. Now What?
The bill just signed into law, is, at best a first step in solving the U.S. health care crisis. Rather than solving the problem of rising health care costs, it seems to commit the U.S. government to having to solve the problem without actually laying out how costs will be cut. Larry Smith does aContinue reading “Health Care Reform Passed. Now What?”
Hands off our Hummus!
Culinary hegemony in the Middle East. In Lebanon and Israel even chick peas have politics.
Nicholas Carson explains the Social Gaming Industry in 13 words. Brilliant.
Today’s Wall Street Journal includes a great article on the cold war between Google and Microsoft (subscription required). The author looks at why Microsoft is launching a free, online-only version of Office, and why Google is responding in part by launching its own OS. He believes that “neither Google nor Microsoft really have an interestContinue reading “Deterrence”