Predictable and Avoidable
Repairing Economic Dislocation and Preventing the Recurrence of Crisis
Apple-IBM Deal. When opportunity wins over strategy
The business news in the last few days have been all about this “historical“ deal. The stock market has welcomed the move and the competitors, namely Blackberry and Microsoft, have felt the blow. Plenty of real and digital ink is being poured over it, and most of it in praise. Yet I’m not convinced it’s a good thing. For Apple at least. There are many traps when talking about such things.
A better job to be done, Clayton
Professor Clayton Christensen is a brilliant scholar from HBS. His books on innovation have been some of the most stimulating and uplifting of the last 15 years. He is also, despite an evident shy nature, a persuasive speaker: you naturally tend to agree with his point of view. And consequently he has become key actor of the business star system, with a booming consultancy and the need to keep the ball rolling.
It’s the network, stupid
Nexus, by Mark Buchanan explains in plain terms why networks matter in almost every system, both human and natural. Everybody has heard of the “six degrees of separation” or of its Hollywood version “The oracle of Kevin Bacon”, the theory that to connect two men on this earth there are only 6 others that need to be activated.