The Death of the Smart Client is Greatly Exaggerated

I was watching a great presentation recently from a Berkeley professor who came to speak to a bunch of senior people in my division.  He threw out a lot of interesting sayings, but my favorite one may have been “the most dangerous three words in the investment community is ‘This time, it’s different!'”  When I…

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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…

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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….

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