For businesses and non-profits, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a classic threat/opportunity. Do you want to spend serious money on it?
THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION TAKES EFFECT on 25 May of this year. When we hit that deadline, you won’t comply. That’s what a senior lawyer told the audience at an event I attended. What he meant was that businesses generally won’t be able to get the changes done by the time GDPR comes into […]
A COMMENT ON THE COVER OF THIS BOOK states that you’ll never look at Amazon/Apple/Facebook/Google the same way again, which is true. Galloway brings out the corporate personality of each company. Unlike many business books he tells you things you couldn’t have worked out for yourself. The section on Apple is notable for the way […]
NINETEENTH-CENTURY CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS IN CHINA were so difficult that they played an indirect part in the death of more than twenty million people. Hong Xiuquan failed them repeatedly. Finally he had a breakdown, and instead of working for the Qing emperor, he lead the Taiping rebellion. Among the requirements, candidates had to write poetry. […]
Several decades ago I started working in tech, expecting to be among calm people who would gather data, carefully assess it and make reasoned decisions which would be correct most of the time. Yes. It wasn’t like that; but with improvements in testing and in the ease of gathering information it can be more like […]
Apparently some authors get really annoyed if you ask them where they get their ideas. A similar question hovers over many discussions of entrepreneurship. Instead of causing offence it often leads towards inspirational quotes from tycoons, or talk of the “entrepreneurial personality”, as if tinkering with your own character traits is the route to success. […]
This blog is waking up as something different. I’ve been doing less coding, spending more time writing marketing copy and working with an early startup which should launch soon. So there’s going to be business as well as technical content, and the view on tech will be from a higher level. I’m glad the old […]