Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Age of Free Software is Upon Us

Apple just announced that their latest version of OS X, “Mavericks” is available now, for free.  Both Apple and Google now offer free operating software, subsidized by hardware, advertising, or other software sales.  Can Microsoft continue to charge for Windows? … Continue reading

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Kendrick Pond

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Along the shore of Kendrick Pond, on a crisp Fall day in Massachusetts.

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Boston-Cambridge is THE Life Sciences Hub

Luke Timmerman from Xconomy has published an analysis of where the major Life Sciences companies are located. Using the criteria of having $100 million in cash and short term assets as the definition of a major firm, his analysis highlights … Continue reading

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Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation

What happens to the U.S. economy when the entire trucking industry converts to self-driving vehicles?  What does it mean for the medical profession if IBM’s Watson is available 24/7 to diagnose your illness?  When an entire college or graduate school … Continue reading

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Fixing Big Pharma Research: Two Things about Restructuring

For a pharmaceutical company restructuring to be successful, senior management has to get two things right: 1)  Restructuring is a forward-looking process.  Management has to plan the new organization so that it is successful in the future. People, processes, organizations, … Continue reading

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