There’s a fascinating article in the New York Times last week, “Expunged Criminal Records Live to Tell Tales” about how companies like Choicepoint which collect and sell public records don’t pick up orders to expunge those records. I didn’t have much to add, and figured the Times doesn’t need me to pimp their articles (they…Read More Long Term Impact of Youthful Decisions
I’m also really excited to share the news that my friends at Debix have launched their service, and it’s now available to the public. It is, in my opinion, the best identity theft preventative measure available today, and you should seriously consider signing up. The way it works is that they put a lock on…Read More Debix Launches
I have read repeatedly, most recently at Bejtlich’s blog, that with the IBM-ISS and now Secureworks/LURHQ deals, Counterpane “must” be looking to get bought out. Why? As with management consultancies, could there not be room for a boutique that does one thing really well? Help me out, here.Read More 10-second MBA, por favor?
Now that ISS has been purchased by IBM? Or is consolidation not really happening?Read More Who's next?
In “I Smell a Movement,” Chris talks about the City-sec movement, of security people getting together for beer, and about groups like ISSA. So the question I’d like to ask is why do these groups keep emerging so chaotically? Why can’t the extant groups, usually formed for the same reasons, succeed? I think there are…Read More Fu-Sec, Dunbar Numbers, and Success Catastrophes
There’s an article about the chaos of Palestinian TV on Wired News, “Live From the West Bank,” which starts: Helga Tawil Souri reclines on the couch at a friend’s house in the Palestinian West Bank, getting sucked into an Egyptian movie about a woman in an insane asylum. Right before the climactic face-off, though, the…Read More Palestinian TV and Regulatory Capture
I’ve just finished reading “The Pursuit of Wow!” by Tom Peters. The essential message is that if you’re not enthused by what you’re doing, change things until you’re enthused. It’s a great reminder of the importance of passion for delivering great products and services. Unfortunately, as a startup veteran, there’s a conflict that I run…Read More The Pursuit of Wow and the Virtue of Shipping
Ethan Zuckerman did a great job of blogging from TED. The most interesting post for me was his summary of David Pogue’s talk: But he’s a big fan of the iPod and the “cult of simplicity”. Despite violating every rule of product design – going up against Microsoft, having fewer features, having a proprietary, closed…Read More Software That Works
The comments on “Patents and Innovation” and “New Products, Emerging from Chaos” have been really good. I want to draw your attention to them, because I’m impressed at how much has been added. I’m really enjoying the feedback, and the ability to continue a thread that’s emerged from a comment. I’m also curious what I…Read More Patents and Comments
In responding to “New Products, Emerging from Chaos,” Albatross makes a good comment about how the RSA patent expiry didn’t lead to an immediate outpouring of new products. Albratross also mentions how transaction costs encourage people to look for new ways to solve a problem. Mordaxus says there has been an explosion in the use…Read More Patents and Innovation