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200-Year-Old Newspaper Acts Like Tech Whippersnapper

Angelina Jolie had some bad news to share in May 2013 when she told the world about her double mastectomy. Jolie spoke about her condition in an article called “My Medical Choice” in the New York Times. But if you Google “Angelina Jolie double mastectomy,” the Times’ article does not show up in the first…

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Innovating Incubation

There is only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. So when your startup steps in to a crowded market, you run a real risk of being ignored. It’s why startups spend so much time differentiating themselves. Enter Pitchswag in to the crowded incubator space. There are lots…

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2 Tips to Attract the Customer’s Attention

At the turn of the last century, it was taboo to talk about stinky armpits. It just wasn’t done in polite society. You stuck cotton wool or pads under your oxter, soaked up the sweat and said no more about it. There was no deodorant and, besides, it would have been tough to sell it…

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Inert & Debt Ridden: Time to Innovate?

With firm Medieval traditions and a largely unchanged Victorian delivery system, is it any wonder modern employers demand better of its “output”? The complaints vary by country about university education, but money is always an issue. The added twist in America is the debt load taken on by students. That now stands at €1.2 trillion!…

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The Business Value of Innovation

In a series of recent posts, I looked at how IT can position itself inside an organization to drive innovation. Implicit in those posts was the assumption that innovation is beneficial to the business. But how do you measure that? 4 Steps from Boring Service to IT Innovation  IT: A Quick Sanity Check Before Becoming…

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4 Steps from Boring Service to IT Innovation

So you didn’t get in to IT to be a glorified butler or waiter? Yet you find yourself in a reactive/passive environment with gazillions of dollars worth of IT stuff behind you — stuff that could power the organization ahead. Part of the problem might be your, or somebody else’s, thinking. Listen to some of…

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IT: A Quick Sanity Check Before Becoming Entrepreneurial

A previous post looked at some types of IT department from butlers to entrepreneurs. The butlers are more reactive while the entrepreneurs, obviously, are more proactive by launching themselves at business problems. If you feel you are viewed as a butler, and chafing at the role, the suggestion was to first build a solid IT…

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IT: Smack Them in the Kisser with Entrepreneurial Flair

In the world of IT, there is a strong emphasis on keeping the lights on. You don’t want to do anything that will cause an outage. The last thing you need is some senior VP, with a face on him like a slapped arse, standing at your desk demanding answers. This leads to a conservatism…

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Keep on Keeping on? Or Keep on Innovating?

At work in IT, there is just one situation where I joke that the solution is to move to a country with no extradition. Which of the following two do you think it is: An innovation fails to get off the ground? A file server cannot be restored? Everyone in IT knows all too well…

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Top 10 Social Media Sites That Failed – And Why

Many of these social sites have had their day, according to this MyLife.com infographic. Some of them, such as Google+ and MySpace, are still around. While the likes of Orkut is a big regional, but not global, player. Either way, the usage graphs for each site show how quickly they rose and fell. Courtesy of:…