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Attention scarcity is deeply reshaping businesses

Expand to see inline the other posts in Fun­da­men­tal Shifts» Atten­tion is fast becom­ing one of the scarcest resources, so one of the most valu­able as well “What infor­ma­tion con­sumes is rather obvi­ous: it con­sumes the atten­tion of its recip­i­ents. Hence a wealth of infor­ma­tion cre­ates a poverty of atten­tion, and a need to allo­cate that atten­tion effi­ciently among the …

A Schumpeterian moment, but not just for retailing

Paul Kedrosky is think­ing about the most impor­tant dat­a­point of this hol­i­day sea­son as a Schum­peter­ian moment. Retail data is indeed almost car­i­cat­ural. Phys­i­cal retail­ers are hope­lessly figh­ing for sur­vival while online retail­ing is accel­er­at­ing on its trend. Paul adds in another post: A great WSJ quote dri­ving home how this truly is retail’s Schum­peter­ian moment: Ana­lysts esti­mate that from …

A few thoughts on Yammer, a twitter-like for organizations

Yam­mer is an SAAS clone of Twit­ter, pro­vid­ing pri­vate net­works for groups and com­pa­nies. See this post for a good descrip­tion of the ser­vice. When Yam­mer won the TC50, we wit­nessed two sequen­tial waves of reac­tions. The first was lauda­tory and praised a com­pany that found how to mon­e­tize a ser­vice like Twit­ter, where it had hith­erto failed. The second …

This Can't Be Good

I’m begin­ning to smell a black, black Christ­mas on Wall Street. Fur­ther­more, I don’t think we’re going to see any babies born on the Upper East Side, in Green­wich, Con­necti­cut, or in May­fair next August, Sep­tem­ber, or Octo­ber, either. Source: This Can’t Be Good

A crisp summary of where we're all at

Roger Ehren­berg, blog­ging at InfoAr­bi­trage is one sharp guy. His posts are impres­sive and he’s part of this breed of blog­gers jug­gling all activ­i­ties but still man­ag­ing to churn out qual­ity posts at an impres­sive rate (in this case, superb qual­ity at a reg­u­lar pace). Read his post, that will give you a finer grain for read­ing today’s pic­ture. Extracts: …

On G-20 and GM: Economics, Politics and Social Stability

George Fried­man of Strat­for has a very sharp piece out again that may be repub­lished and is a must read: ON G-20 AND GM: ECO­NOM­ICS, POL­I­TICS AND SOCIAL STA­BIL­ITY By George Fried­man The G-20 met last Sat­ur­day. After­ward, the group issued a mean­ing­less state­ment and decided to meet again in March 2009, or per­haps later. Clearly, the urgency of Octo­ber is …

Pilots are not for profit-making. And we're not playing games.

Expand to see inline the other posts in IT Man­age­ment» This post is the first of the ven­dors series, explor­ing client-vendors part­ner­ship con­sid­er­a­tions. They’re all tagged and you can find them here. James Gard­ner has a post up explain­ing how he and his team are look­ing at ven­dors com­ing to them with a new tech­nol­ogy to try out. He makes …

Zoho is, indeed, impressive

Play­ing out with Zoho sheet, I’ve cre­ated a new account and here’s the email I imme­di­ately received, instead of the usual con­fir­ma­tion one: Sub­ject: Hi, I am here to help you with Zoho Cre­ator. Hi, Thank you for your inter­est in Zoho Cre­ator. I am Raf­fic Aslam and I will be happy to assist you with our ser­vice. I will neither …

“Investing” in AIG, et. al.: understand the scandal

I haven’t posted here due to a lack of time, but what we are wit­ness­ing is no short of the most abject scan­dal run by the col­lu­sive polit­i­cal and finan­cial sides of Amer­i­can elite. Oh, and incom­pe­tence is a hall­mark too. Here are a few must-read if you want to fol­low what’s going on, but be warned, this will ele­vate your …

Presidential rhetoric comparison

From the always excel­lent Jeff Matthews: This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will pros­per. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unrea­son­ing, unjus­ti­fied ter­ror which par­a­lyzes needed efforts to con­vert retreat into advance. —FDR Inau­gural Address We shall fight on …

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