From the monthly archives: November 2009

With so many self-professed social media “gurus” these days, it would serve us well to be able to distinguish the ones worth listening to from the ones that are bullshitters.

The brilliant Sam Ladner, PhD wrote in her blog:

The bottom line is this: social media bullshitters have no knowledge of social […]

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For startups, Christmas comes in November. Partners come back from vacation in September and deals start closing a few months later; since the credit crisis deferred fund-raising for most of the past year, November 2009 will probably end up being especially busy.

Redfin is one of the companies that just closed a […]

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Just wanted to share this with you…

Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. Rory Sutherland makes the daring assertion that a change in perceived value can be just as satisfying as what we consider “real” value — and his conclusion has interesting consequences for how […]

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So what is Google Wave?

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According to the rumours before Google Wave was introduced it was something to replace all current social media networks (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.). It’s not that at all–-it’s a work collaboration tool. The basic premise is that Google was is what email would look like if it was invented today.

I think Google Wave has […]

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Securities Industry News has a fascinating analysis of how Bernie Madoff’s systems and technology made the billion-dollar crime possible.

This is fascinating tale of how the preservation of legacy technology enabled someone to commit a huge crime by creating systems that didn’t disrupt the status quo.

But it’s more […]

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