Category: technology

Leverage & strategic creativity in tough times

“Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth”, said Archimedes. He was of course illustrating the principle of leverage, a …
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How Kevin Bacon can help your business

Or “how to use Network Science to advance strategic goals”. Sorry, but that wouldn’t make as catchy a title as the mention of Kevin …
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"I'm just a dumb pipe": Two strategy lessons from the PirateBay saga

Years ago, when I was a Research Fellow in MIT, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sued MIT asking to identify the student …
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Admirable women-in-technology: Ada Lovelace Day 2009

Today is Ada Lovelace Day 2009, an international day to celebrate women excelling in technology. “Who was Ada?”, you may well ask. The answer …
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Learning to love - and solve - multivariate problems

When I was 5 or 6 years old, I did not understand what ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back’ meant. One day, my …
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Beyond privilege: managing information asymmetries

The nature of societal and business transactions, indeed any human interaction, is that there will always be information asymmetry. In simple terms, an information …
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Markets where possible, regulation where necessary: discuss.

Or, what do the current economic conditions mean for your global expansion plans? I was recently on a British trade delegation to India. Peter …
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Four For Friday (5)

The occasional series of good readings from around the web returns. It usually appears when the week’s readings have been good and should be …
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What to expect in 2009?

The year MMIX is here. While we are keen and happy to leave 2008 behind as an unpleasant memory, the events of the year …
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Healthcare Services Outsourcing to India?

This post emerged from a question asked by a friend on LinkedIn. The question was: Are (sic) Healthcare services outsourcing from India the next …
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