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Business, Religion and Politics…When Should they Mix?

When should they mix, until now, I’ve said, “Never”.  But I’ve changed my mind, here’s why. It’s been 6 days since Donald Trump has become the President-Elect of the United States of America.  In that time, I have lost sleep, worried about what this means to my daughters and son, tried to calm my mother, one who remembers all too well growing up here, but


Epic Fail??? – #INTC Buys #MFE August 2010 – 6 Years Later, You Do the Math!

Six years and a few weeks ago I published the post entitled, “McIntel, 4 Potentially Disruptive Outcomes”  at a now abandoned corner of cyberspace .  The occasion was Intel, my first Silicon valley employer from 1992-95, buying McAfee, my last employer from 2008-2009, for $7.6 B .  Today, it was announced that Intel had sold 51% of McAfee to private equity firm TPG for $3.1 B in a


In Honor of Combat Post Keating – Three Lessons To Learn from The Afghanistan Front

In his haunting and inspiring book, “The Outpost – An Untold Story of American Valor”, Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) tells the story of the brave soldiers who gave their lives and honor to defend Combat Outpost (COP) Keating in the remotest part of Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border.  COP Keating was originally envisioned as a Provincial Reconstruction Team base.  To quote


Adopting a Cloud Mindset – Unleashing Enterprise Cloud Adoption

(This post was originally written as a contribute piece for Nimsoft’s Modern IT Blog, but I thought it would fit well here too – Enjoy) Much has been written here, and in many blogs, about Cloud Adoption. However, most of this has focused on the tangible and critical pieces like technical architecture and operational considerations. This can’t be minimized in the least. However, in


The Demise of Marketers, the Rise of Coders – Eh, I think NOT!

Andrew Chen’s recent blog post entitled – Growth Hacker is the New VP of Marketing certainly got my attention and was one of the most intriguing post I’ve read in months.  Andrew essentially writes an obituary for Marketers, saying they are going the way of the dinosaur to be replaced by a new and more evolved species he calls the Growth Hacker.  Do I agree, NO!  But that