As I continue to go through my old blog drafts, this is another one from 2010 where I took down some rough notes and never quite put something together.
At the time, there was significant press (and a movie) about how Mark Zuckerberg has “stole (more...)
I was recently going through old blog drafts and came across this one from nearly 8 years ago.
It was basically just brainstorming about how to improve society in general.
I’m proud to say that in the meantime, I’ve done my (more...)
According to Natural Resources Canada, “Canada has the third-largest proven oil reserve in the world, most of which is in the oil sands.”
“Proven oil reserves are estimated at 171.0 billion barrels.”
Canada’s current population is about 36.7 mil (more...)
Who remembers 2006?
12 years ago, Google launched a truly innovative suite of products to compete with Microsoft’s behemoth Office suite called “Google Docs and Sheets”.
This promised to revolutionize the way we work.
Instead of hav (more...)
About a month ago, before the big Cambridge Analytica scandal, I wrote that “Facebook is over.”
My feeling was strong enough that I divested all FB holdings the same day.
Glossing over the details at the time, I simply stated that Facebook had “lost (more...)
Alright folks, I’m calling it.
It’s quite sad, but as of 6pm Pacific on Feb 21, 2018, Facebook is officially over.
Soon it will join the ranks of MySpace, Friendster, Slashdot, Digg, Orkut, and Google+ as dusty old sites that nobody reall (more...)
Everything I’m going to write here seems painfully obvious to me, but apparently is not well known.
I’ve read many recent articles and comments that seem to herald “free market capitalism” as the answer to every problem in soc (more...)
Last week, I was hanging up my laundry, listening to a great business podcast about consulting, and was hit by a wall of wisdom:“Your reputation in business is in large part based on your ability to make commitments and fulfill them. (more...)
5 years ago, in July 2010, I made a bold prediction that Microsoft would purchase Blackberry.
At the time, Blackberry was still the clear leader, with over 40% of the market:
Even then, however, the trend was crystal clear. Apple had already (more...)