Fractals of Change: February 2009

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17 posts from February 2009

February 11, 2009

Ten Telecom Tsunamis

The telecom industry five years from now will be unrecognizable. The creative destruction of the Internet broadly writ will be even greater than it has been in the last decade. The major telcos, the major television networks, and the major cablecos – if they still exist at all – will have very di More...

February 10, 2009

Kindle’ll Win Because Content is King

Stephen King's novella UR will be available exclusively on Kindle for at least a while as part of the introduction of Kindle 2. Mainstream content by famous authors is unlikely to stay exclusive to the device, but this marketing approach gives a hint of what's to come. Many of us will "n More...

February 08, 2009

Bankers and Oak Trees

From the POV of longleaf pines, oak trees are weeds – vicious competitors. Original stands of longleaf pine have charred bark from the many fires they've survived and there are no mature oaks among the pine. Seems that the oaks burn up in the periodic blazes which pine forests are particularly pr More...

February 06, 2009

Pay Caps are Overdue

A free market demands pay caps for those who have been insulated from failure. Should've been in the bank bailout bill from the beginning (although there shouldn't hav More...

February 04, 2009

Advice to Entrepreneurs – In Lieu of Capital

Programming contracts can fund development of your breakthrough product when no one else will; and contracts are a good way to keep eating while you pursue your dream. This strategy takes more patience than would be needed if you could get angel or venture funding to pay you (and any associates) More...

February 03, 2009

Advice to Entrepreneurs from What Would Google Do

My friend and sometimes colleague Hardeep asked:

"… the lists of details for each of those features keep getting longer and longer. If I ignore all the features I want, I will be nowhere close to where my com More...

February 02, 2009

If US Air Were a Bank...

The crew would've bailed out and gotten a bonus.

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