Profile of Howard AndersonSenior Lecturer, Harvard Business School
News & Commentary Posts: 41
Howard Anderson is on the faculty of the Harvard Business School. He was the founder of the Yankee Group and co-founder of Battery Ventures. He attempts to keep his rampant skepticism from morphing into galloping cynicism, a battle he seems to be losing.
Articles by Howard Anderson
Satellites, balloons, and drones -- oh my! Today's tech wunderkinds have found the answer to global warming.
We're running out of money, not technology solutions.
Intrepid CIO Stu Laura mourns the death of Big Iron as he embraces the cloud religion.
Everything eventually will flow through your Internet connection. That's why we need more fiber optic competition.
What do the public cloud and the steam engine have in common? More than you might think.
Who will be the next industry winners? That depends on how the Attackers, Defenders, Arms Merchants, and Customers play their roles.
We salute the strategists, peace-makers and visionaries who turned tech innovations into distinct business advantages. Last of a 20-part series.
Just as the Internet isn't hierarchical but a peer-to-peer network, so are its "inventors," a gaggle of visionary nerds.
Apple co-founder, more artist than engineer, blew up the status quo in multiple industries.
Bill Gates has gone from the most hated man in the industry to an incomparable technologist, businessman and philanthropist.
Watson's early, $5 billion bet on computers made IBM an institution and moved him out of the shadow of his iconic father.
AOL's CEO built a compelling case for the true Internet that followed.
By bringing the world of content to the world of technology, they transformed media and entertainment.
The father of cable television was a visionary and a promoter extraordinaire, but never a candidate for sainthood.
How easy-to-use, single-application systems changed the face of computing, communications and business decision-making.
Before DEC, computing was scarce and precious. After DEC, computing costs dropped like a rock.
Georges Doriot – aka "The General" – understood that prosperity requires both innovation and strong management. He used that philosophy to invent the venture capital industry.
Three mavericks, part of the Traitorous Eight, help found Silicon Valley and the semiconductor industry.
All hail the transistor, the building block of the computer, communications and space ages.
In this seventh installment in our series, Howard Anderson profiles the men behind the ENIAC.
In this sixth installment in our series, Howard Anderson profiles the pioneers of radio.
In this fifth installment in our series, Howard Anderson chats up the Wizard of Menlo Park.
In this fourth installment in our series, Howard Anderson tells how a masterful inventor and a business genius transformed communications.
In this third installment in our series, Howard Anderson profiles a world-class artist turned inventor of a building block for today's computers.
In this second installment in our series, Howard Anderson profiles one of the great thieves and populizers of the Industrial Revolution.
In this first of a series on the great technical minds of history, Howard Anderson chronicles the enormous impact of the inventor of the steam engine.
Stu Laura, our irascible CIO, discusses the promise and pressures of private clouds.
Microsoft must reverse the five stages of decline before hubris descends into irrelevance, and it's too late.
For all its cash and market advantages, Microsoft is a company in decline.
Our intrepid CIO, Stu Laura, reflects on where to find and cultivate the true power in an IT organization.
It's time to check in with our good buddy Stu Laura, CIO Supreme, about big data and what his company is doing about it.
He was demanding, persistent, and supremely self-confident. Jobs 1: absolute excellence.
Stu Laura, our intrepid CIO, takes on a failed and flawed model: providing Least Access to data.
Our intrepid CIO friend, Stu Laura, suggests that if the military can use computer games to help recruiting, why not the IT profession? Warning: If you can't have a sense of humor about the treachery in your own industry, don't play.
Resistance is futile, as fact-based decision-making trumps gut feel.
The success of this former Salomon trader and computer chief is a testament to why IT leaders should be rotated into other business roles
Our intrepid CIO, Stu Laura, on why the people who understand things like space age algorithms and voice and facial recognition will be the masters of the future IT universe
Our intrepid leader, Stu Laura, takes on those who would preserve every last shred of company information
Yankee Group founder Howard Anderson engages in an awkward conversation with his self-aware electronic devices.
That sucking sound you hear is the sound of yearly software maintenance fees.
Welcome, sports fans, to the annual review of Stu Laura, where our hero battles the forces of evil and doom with his boss, CFO Peter Bell.