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Why all the wireless hype makes me ill. Part 2

Posted by William on October 13, 2011

The wireless thing seems silly given what we’ve been through with digital hype. Witness the previous buzz about “m-commerce” (mobile commerce). In November 2000, the Boston Consulting Group suggested that people would spend some US$100 billion (C$160 billion) through wireless commerce applications by 2003. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Why all the wireless hype makes me ill. Part 1

Posted by William on

You’d think that people might have learned a few lessons from the dot-com collapse. Like, anything that is over-hyped likely won’t come true. That maybe we should treat with suspicion any research reports that feature lofty numbers from consulting firms that will benefit richly if a high-tech initiative goes forward.

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Social and Political Realities

Posted by William on

Following World War II, there was a worldwide economic expansion. In Latin America, from 1960 through the end of the 1970s was a period of phenomenal growth in industry and oil, and the entire region experienced an economic boom. The hope, on the part of people in Latin America, was that democratic political institutions would flourish in this economic atmosphere, and that the old order of tyrannical leaders would pass away. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Street-smart advice from the capital-crazy world of venture finance

Posted by William on July 22, 2011

At a time when the Internet seems to have changed nearly everything about the fundamentals of business, one rule remains a constant in this booming, gold-rush era of the startup – people. You need fabulously bright, driven individuals who understand the industries they are trying to tackle. Some bring that understanding to the table when they start. Others gain it after they dive in. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Internet Excels in Containing, Reducing Costs

Posted by William on June 20, 2011

With all the hype surrounding the Internet, it has acquired the image of a magical, mystical means by which businesses can instantly make lots of money. The reality is far different — it takes a lot of hard work to discover the Internet’s power as a marketing or sales tool.

Still, the Internet is strategically vital to business, and one of its most useful roles is to save money. If you are wondering about going on-line, ask yourself the right question. Don’t start with: “How can I use the Internet to make money?” Ask yourself: “How can I use it to save money?”

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