Big Data

House of Cards

Does Netflix’s “House Of Cards” Change Television? Yes. And No.


Let’s break it down. 1. Exploding Commercial TV? House of Cards and Netflix have not exploded the restrictions of commercial TV (show length, plot resolution) that endured for decades. The Sopranos and HBO did that. Pre-Sopranos, a show’s hero leaving his daughter’s college interview – to murder a long-lost colleague – was unthinkable. In retrospect, it kicked […]

Entering the Shift Age

Entering the Shift Age: A New Era, A New Publication Method


This has been a year of extremely productive writing for me. Long-time readers of this column may question that statement, as I’ve had less columns here in 2012 than in prior years. Why is that? Over the last twelve months, I have been writing a book. “Entering the Shift Age” is a deep look into […]

A New Year

So… Now What?


It is the end of November 2012. We now know who the President of the United States will be for the next four years. We know the results of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. A month from now, we will know that the Mayan Prophecy did not mean that the world would end. Shortly thereafter, […]

IBM's Watson

IBM – Watson

In a world of “big data,” IBM offers “the engine for faster insights.” You may remember a computer that trounced the best Jeopardy players of all time, including 74-game winner Ken Jennings. That computer was named Watson, a cognitive system that IBM says may transform how organizations think, act and operate in the future. Watson’s […]

Goldman Sachs During Sandy

Sandy Tech – Business Unusual


First and foremost, my heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones during this unprecedented event.  The human tragedy coupled with the extraordinary loss of property makes everything else seem unimportant.