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Watch Out GM, Google Challenges OnStarthecontrarian

Thu, 08 Mar 2007 00:41:13 +0000

Here’s an interesting article that talks about a partnership with Google and BMW in Germany, that would be competing with in vehicle mapping services Google Operating System: Send Google Maps Addresses to Your Car Send Google Maps Addresses to Your Car Google Maps Germany has a new feature: if you have a BMW car that […]

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Anyone want to switch their majors to CS?thecontrarian

Mon, 26 Feb 2007 20:17:48 +0000

Bill Gates has an article (I wonder if he really wrote it) over at the Washington Post about the looming crisis in America and what he sees that we need to do to stay competitive. Bill Gates – How to Keep America Competitive – This issue has reached a crisis point. Computer science employment […]

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Entrepreneurship in Europethecontrarian

Sat, 24 Feb 2007 17:20:38 +0000

Here’s a great article from someone in the EU talking about the problems with starting a company in Europe. Internet » Blog Archive » Entrepreneurship in Europe And you can imagine my surprise when I saw that France is in the second place regarding the number of graduates in Science and technology aged 20-29. […]

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None of us suggested this strategythecontrarian

Tue, 20 Feb 2007 03:23:23 +0000

Why GM Is Serious About Buying Chrysler When news broke on Feb. 16 that General Motors (GM) could be interested in buying Chrysler from its German parent DaimlerChrysler (DCX), most industry watchers hated the idea. Longtime industry watcher John Casesa, who is now a partner in the consulting firm Casesa Shapiro, said he also couldn’t […]

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I think even Harry would agree with thisthecontrarian

Mon, 19 Feb 2007 16:54:35 +0000

“If you know the exact cost and the exact schedule, chances are that the technology is obsolete.” – 37signals “If a major project is truly innovative, you cannot possibly know its exact cost and its exact schedule at the beginning. And if in fact you do know the exact cost and the exact schedule, chances […]

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The Wizards of Buzz – WSJ.comthecontrarian

Sun, 11 Feb 2007 05:31:24 +0000

Here’s a great article about “buzz” sites.  I’ve talked about here, but they list out several others (although not even close to all of them), and it’s a great insight into how these sites are effecting our lives. The Wizards of Buzz – The next time you visit a buzzy Web site, see […]

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Aggregators, rss and tags will change the worldthecontrarian

Wed, 24 Jan 2007 17:27:45 +0000

One of the things that’s very exciting for me is deluge of information that we have access to and how that’s changing our world. As the recent article by Malcolm Gladwell, in the New Yorker (thanks Nancy for copying that for me) points out, there are no mysteries anymore, only puzzles. Mysteries are problems where […]

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Fri, 19 Jan 2007 20:02:53 +0000

So far only a few people have signed up. I know we’re all busy with work and doing homework (except me apparently) so as you get a chance please sign up and jump in. Today’s tool tip is (it works without the extra dot’s too). If you look off to the right you will […]

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Scanning the periphery togetherthecontrarian

Wed, 17 Jan 2007 17:19:05 +0000

In the last class about scanning the periphery several people asked my what are some of the tools I use to do that. Rather than just telling everyone, I figure it would be better to show you and have you use the tools yourself. In our very first class I also learned that I am […]

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