Archive for February, 2010

Microsoft business strategy, innovation, and turf wars

February 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Confessions of a Microsoft employee: Microsoft was dysfunctional, and hurt by poor strategies and turf battles. As someone looking on at Microsoft from a distance, here’s my favorite quote from this story:

“The company as a whole seemed more and more focused on chasing competitors into any business where they might someday present a threat — which to me always felt like ego on the part of SteveB [CEO Steve Ballmer]”

That statement sums up my feelings about their approach to business.


Todd Palin, Alaska governor?

February 6, 2010 Leave a comment

No surprise here — Sarah Palin’s husband (Todd) had a very active role in governing the state of Alaska. My question: Is this legal?

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Zen habits site

February 6, 2010 Leave a comment

I’ve quickly become a fan of the Zen habits website. I like some of the productivity and simplicity comments I’ve read there, and even approaching the topic of “motivation” from a Zen Buddhist perspective is interesting.

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New Java and Mac tutorials

February 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Recently I contributed to some more articles on the website, including these Java and Mac tutorials:

Already a month into the new year, but we’re pretty cranked up about the Java and Mac tutorials we’ve already written this year.