More China Manufacturing


I linked to this already, but it's too good not to copy this para In a sense, I feel like the shanzhai are brethren of the classic western notion of hacker-entrepreneurs, but with a distinctly Chinese twist to them. My personal favorite shanzhai story is of the chap who owns…

unnovation


This is a brilliant idea. Most innovation, well, isn't: it is "unnovation," or innovation that fails to create authentic, meaningful value. The biggest stumbling block to innovation is unnovation: most companies are too busy unnovating to ever learn how to truly innovate. In the race to innovate, most organizations forget…

The train to the terminal station


Digital Equipment Corporation Silicon Graphics Corporation Sun Microsystems One might get the impression that the boards of directors of technology companies have as much ability to intervene to stop suicidal business strategies as the boards of directors of Bear Stearns did. But business is simple: you always have to look…

Venture capital, short term, and India


From Wladawsky-Berger's blog entry on Carlota Perez's analysis in 2005: She mentions three particular structural tensions that we need still to work out in order to move on: investments continue to be focused on short-term gain, not on long-term production and growth; the social system continues to foster an unstable…

The coming bust in venture cap


According to Forbes (thanks to Trevor Loy for the link) The venture capital industry is staring at the most vicious shakeout in its history. Returns are pathetic for most funds, the public offering pipeline on which venture depends for its exit strategy is clamped shut, and with the shares of…

Google’s engineering culture


Article in the New Yorker on Google contains a fascinating description of a product design meeting: Page and Brin had wanted an upgrade of an existing product, and they were unhappy with what they were hearing from the engineers. At first, they were stonily silent, slid down in their chairs,…

The forefront of Internet 2.0+ and stuff


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