Peanut Butter Jelly Time? (Part II)

Following up on the Yahoo memo, I found it interesting to read the section regarding the effort level at Yahoo. I believe the larger your company grows, the harder it is to get everybody driving hard–especially at the levels of a startup. For as much as people love to lobby for the “startup mentality” at…


Peanut Butter Jelly Time? (Part I)

The shakeup at Yahoo is a fascinating reflection of the life and times of a tech company. Now many consider Yahoo a competitor to Microsoft and I have no interest in disparaging their company, but this is an interesting business case study and there is a lot of learn here from a strictly academic perspective….


Dude, you got a Zune?

Why yes, I did. In the words of Jim Newkirk, I “drank the Kool-Aid” and picked one up.  Rarely have I seen such a fascinating launch of a product from Microsoft–it’s certainly the most interesting in my 5+ years here.  The first thing everyone does is compare it to the iPod (fair) and proclaim that it’s…