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This whole notion that the Apples and Googles of the world want all our personal data so they can be more "helpful" would be laughable if not so sad. The privacy backlash is already underway as evidenced by the success of ad-blocker programs. We have never learned that one...

It's a mystery.

Einstein is reported to have said that all you have to do is match the frequency of the future you want and it cannot help but be yours. "This is not philosophy," he said, "it's physics." Sometimes we accidentally match that frequency and our desired future materializes...

Sounds like they'll be going the same route Amazon's been on for a long time. If they're wise and lucky they'll do it in a much shorter time.

I'm going to join, if only to express my admiration for the courage and cajones Marc Lore clearly has.

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It all looks great from the outside. According to Statistics Patrol, "as of April 2015, the success rate of fully funding a project on the crowdfunding website was 38.46 percent." Furthermore, if you fail, your project stays on the site forever making you a loser until the end of...

Let's face it, innovation in the food business is tough. But it's doable as so many other companies have demonstrated. Kevin pretty well hits it perfectly. Like in hockey, if you don't keep you head up you're going to get hit.

Almost more to the point I'd suggest the downfall...

It's a great idea — IF there is an actual known identity. That means something locals actually identify with. IMHO most cities aren't known for anything, there is nothing in particular to be proud of. Picking Boston as an example for this article is a no-brainer. But take the city...

And another thought ...

I was thinking this but forgot to write it in my previous submission. There are some foolish enough to think that if you can make people feel good you can get away with paying them less. Sorry, it doesn't work that way. With rare exceptions, people...

Excellent article. We still don't understand much about "corporate culture" and almost nothing about the human heart.

First, let's be clear that "happiness" and "engagement" aren't the same thing. I'm not sure the metaphor totally works, but happiness is the fruit of the tree while engagement is the root system.

As...

As in life, there are multiple issues creating the situation. At the bottom of it all someone will eventually exclaim: "It's the software stupid!"

On average you're going to spend 40 percent of your IT budget just getting your systems to work according to plan. But take heart, if you...

Excellent Al. I've often seen trade shows as a way to replenish my supply of pens.

As a corporate speaker, and this is admittedly self-centered, I think "can the celebrity speakers" is a great point. True, the right one can put "bums in seats" but it's usually all style, no...

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