Archive for July, 2009

I know I’ve gone dark for a couple of weeks since my return from Silicon Valley.  Suzi and I have been absorbed by due diligence for an investment that we’ve now decided to go forward with.  More on that in a later post. We’ve also been thinking through Suzi’s new consultancy. It’s based on her […]


If you’re as new to this space as I am, a definition is probably in order. According to Sarah Perez in ReadWriteWeb, “‘Real-time’ – as in the ‘real-time web’ – has certainly become the buzzword du jour. It’s even possible that the move of web services to support a real-time, immediate flow of information is […]


This article, by FastCompany staff writer Douglas Rushkoff, appeared in the July 10 issue of Fastcompany.com.  It offers one of the most unique — and, perhaps, controversial — views I’ve encountered regarding our current economic difficulties. In essence, Rushkoff argues that after the dot-bust, there was nowhere for all the Fed-created bank money to go, […]


I’m writing this in real time on Virgin flight 901, while traveling from LAS-SFO for the Real Time Stream CrunchUp & August Capital Party. How civilized. Now, compare that with the silly lie the airlines have been spouting forever, i.e., that no electronic stuff can be on during flight.  I’m not an engineer; nor have […]


When I left the law industry, one major contributing factor was my frustration over my belief that law firms were deluding themselves that their current difficulties were merely caused by a down cycle — a very deep one, perhaps, but temporary — with a return to better times expected just around a macroeconomic corner of […]


More from Booz & Company’s strategy+business: “Companies that are not in financial services are sitting on as much as US$950 billion of excess working capital on their balance sheets, untapped and wasted, according to a Booz & Company analysis of North American stock exchange–listed businesses with annual revenue of more than $1 billion. All this […]


The Summer issue of strategy+business, the consistently excellent publication of global consulting company Booz & Company, features an interview with thought leader, entrepreneur and investor Esther Dyson.  This “long-standing champion of high-tech innovation foresees a fundamental shift toward more transparent institutions and a more relationship-driven economy.” This lengthy interview covers a wide array of topics, […]