The Counterintuitive CEO

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Not an IT/BT recession

I was at a Forrester event on Wednesday with 50 $1B+ CIOs and Enterprise Architects. When I asked the group whether they thought…

March 28, 2008 | George Colony

Advertising’s Limits

Quickly:  Advertising’s limitations will put a lid on the “free” economy. Chris Anderson’s article in the latest issue of Wired claims that…

March 11, 2008 | George Colony

IT saves GM?

Here’s the lightning account of what’s happened at General Motors over the last ten years. The company lead all automakers in cost. Even…

February 28, 2008 | George Colony

Social Sigma

Under Six Sigma, companies gradually improve process to enhance the quality of their products. With Social Sigma they use feedback from social networks to improve…

February 15, 2008 | George Colony

Ode to 18-1

The only way I could pull myself out of post Super Bowl depression was through lyric therapy. Here is my inferior attempt at Keatsian tribute.

February 8, 2008 | George Colony

Davos 2008 Part Four: India

All of the Indian outsourcers were there. Infosys’ lavish parties from year’s past have upped the ante — now all of the top Indian players…

January 30, 2008 | George Colony

Davos 2008 Part Three: Asia

Asia was a hot topic. The consensus was that the Asian economy is not decoupled from the U.S. economy. A U.S. recession will take Asia…

January 30, 2008 | George Colony

Davos 2008 Part Two: Water

Lots of talk about the emerging worldwide water crisis. Some interesting thoughts: 90% of the world’s water is used in agriculture. To cut this number…

January 30, 2008 | George Colony