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Why can you find me in the gym nearly every day of the week? Like most guys, I want to look good. On the one hand, I can admit, it is pure vanity. On the other hand, it really is about being healthy and achieving longevity. Putting in work now will ensure that I maximize my quality...
At the end of TSF Pitch Day Spring 2013, Chris Heivly announced that TSF is rebranding and that moving forward it will be know as …wait for it …TSF. Amazing, isn’t it? :–) All kidding aside, it is a testament to the evolution of this new accelerator that the Triangle S...
I’m back! It took me long enough. But, I’m finally back from my long hiatus. It’s not like I don’t have anything to talk about. I’ve been meaning to start blogging again for the longest time. I’ve just been super-busy. Luckily, in the interim, ...
It was once said back in the early ‘90s that “Client/server computing is a little like teenage sex – everyone talks about it, few actually do it, and even fewer do it right. Nevertheless, many people believe client/server computing is the next major step in the evolution of corporate i...
I can’t believe that I’m writing this.  But I have to give credit where credit is due.  I just called to check on an order that I placed with Nike.com a while ago that hasn’t yet been delivered.  My first reaction to the automated voice response was a negative one. ...
Software businesses that engage in offshore outsourcing face a number of risks.  Of particular importance to the software architect, is the risk associated with the architectural fidelity of the company’s software products.  Small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) and ISVs fac...
Hyundai has produced commercials to create awareness about its new Hyundai Assurance Program. I don’t watch much television, so the fact that I’ve seen these commercial a few times is indicative of a strong marketing campaign. When visiting its web site, Hyundai let’s you know that...
“Money makes money and the money that money makes makes more money”. I think I like this guy. Photo credit kimberlyfaye.
The CFO over at Porsche must be a genius.  He practically cornered the market on Volkswagen stock, making a move that caused the VW stock price to jump from 210 Euros/share to 918 Euros/share in less than a week.  In 2008, Porsche booked $11.6B in profits with only $10.2B in sales reve...
Take a look at this suit.  Take a good look.  Is it worth $40K?  Some people seem to think so.  More importantly however, is that at least 30 of these Brioni Vanquish II suits have sold in the midst the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. So what does this fantastically ...
On a return flight from London, the passenger next to me kindly let me read her paper.  I don’t normally read foreign papers but, being the dedicated EMBA student, I went straight for the The Daily Telegraph’s business section. The front page of the business section wa...
If you are responsible for IT expenditures at any level within an organization, there are certain questions that you may ask yourself. Does the money that we spend on IT really make a difference? Does the technology that we purchase produce some material benefit or strategic advantage ...