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Coverlet
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Coverlet,
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8/1/2013 | 12:18:23 AM
re: The Death And Life Of Companies
InformationWeek has better crap than this.

Not me though. This is the best I can do. :)

You obviously read the piece or you wouldn't have made the Infosys reference. As negative as your tone is, I actually agree with you-- my pieces could use more substance. So I appreciate the feedback. And I'll work on incorporating more data into my opinion pieces.

Check out the link to Dr. West's video. His work is data-driven and worth the investment.
D. Henschen
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D. Henschen,
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7/31/2013 | 2:01:26 PM
re: The Death And Life Of Companies
InformationWeek has timely, deep analysis on all of these companies with analysis of their recent results. They're all moving into fast-growing new markets (like big data and cloud) and they're doing what they can to make the most of markets that aren't growing. I have published many recent articles on IBM, SAP, HP and Oracle, but a comment window is not the place to post an article.
ObviousGenius
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7/31/2013 | 1:01:48 PM
re: The Death And Life Of Companies
More simple analysis:

If you plug some of sacalpha1's anonymous profile data into LinkedIn, you can discover his real identity.

Hint: it rhymes with Steven Chapman, President at Stratolution.

He even uses the same awful picture. I don't think that's vomit I'm tasting. It's bile.

Lucky for Steve that his thoughtful feedback is anonymous.
clemalum
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clemalum,
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7/31/2013 | 12:47:04 PM
re: The Death And Life Of Companies
His online resume must make Clemson proud. He spells it Clemson Unniversity. The second n is for emphasis.
Sacalpha1
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Sacalpha1,
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7/31/2013 | 4:18:47 AM
re: The Death And Life Of Companies
Really Doug!! Why doesn't InfoWeek collect some real data and facts, do some analysis and present conclusions based on the data and analysis instead of this opinionated drivel.
Sacalpha1
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Sacalpha1,
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7/31/2013 | 4:15:40 AM
re: The Death And Life Of Companies
Almost the entire article is esoteric opinion. There is not data or analysis in the article to support the author's supposition. The closest would be the anecdotal story from Infor. And that poor example was the only one listed in two pages of opinionated ramblings. Based on this author's views, all of the Fortune 500 would be out of business and no company could last for more than 10 to 20 years.

Really!! This crap is the best Information Week can come up with to fill out it's needed content??? Maybe Information Week is the one who is old and irrelevant and going out of business.
D. Henschen
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D. Henschen,
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7/29/2013 | 3:43:59 PM
re: The Death And Life Of Companies
These are timely thoughts, indeed, as IT giants IBM, HP, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP are all struggling, in one way or another, with their next phase of growth and ways to transform their businesses for a new era.
Coverlet
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Coverlet,
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7/29/2013 | 2:51:38 PM
re: The Death And Life Of Companies
Quick answer: Daily whippings. Fixes everything.

Longer term, I think the question is: How can you raise a child without spoiling her? Part of the answer lies in how to foster genuine empathy. And part of it is how one can create an authentic simulation of flying without a net.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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7/29/2013 | 2:23:45 PM
re: The Death And Life Of Companies
So pampering your smart people/incubators is a bad idea. What kind of challenges do you recommend throwing at them? Limiting budget, making them deal with administrative BS?

Oh, and if you're smart enough to know OWS is a good idea, you know what schadenfreude means :-D


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