The Folly of Crowds

Wisdom of the crowds isn’t worth squat when individuals are ignorant of the subject matter they’re guessing. Averaging is okay, but only when folks are using unbiased, intelligent, correct information. The bad news is already well known: spreading misinformation works. People, even groups of them, will come to wrong conclusions based on flawed premises.


The Corporate Obstacle Course Syndrome

The gamut of employees, from freshers to experienced folks and managers, are all made to run through obstacle courses in order to achieve their objectives. Every “big” company I’ve worked with, spoke to or heard about, treats all its junior and mid-level employees as criminals, erecting IT, HR and administrative policy barriers that impede their progress and agility. Employees have to jump through frustrating, mentally exhausting and time-consuming hoops of approvals, permissions, clarifications and clearances to get their jobs done.


Not-for-You Broadband

This is a post (and a letter) to highlight the horrendous quality of internet service from You Broadband. 8th June 2014 To, The CEO You Broadband, Chennai India Sir, I’m a business-level internet user, depending on close to 24×7 internet connectivity in both Indian and US time zones. I used – and still use –… Read More

Cloud Computing Services

The Next Generation Enterprise: Business as a Service in the Cloud

Businesses that see the cloud as the future of services are already living in the past. Cloud computing is no longer the future. It’s the present. It’s now. It’s passe, even. Companies began adopting and implementing cloud computing several years ago, and they’ve driven the Darwinian-like evolution of cloud computing from “What is the cloud?” to “How… Read More