Author Archives: Don

About Don

Former VP/GM, Enterprise Application Development in several NASDAQ companies Partner Engagement Manager (Kforce, Inc.); development / deployment of Guest Experience Platform (Carnival Cruise Line) Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Certification - Carnegie Mellon CIO Institute Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Masters, Professional Studies, Georgetown University

Carefully Consider an Apple Music Subscription before signing-up….

Apple’s development of the iTunes & iPod was brilliantly conceived and executed. It remains a classic example of exploiting technology to effect discontinuities in a consumer market that had remained unchanged for decades. It has been a precipitous fall from … Continue reading

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Steps toward machine intelligence…….

Futurists paint a view of an integrated man /machine ‘hybrid’, achieved by instantiating elements of human cognition into computational devices. This essay outlines several important technologies in development and /or early product launch, that form the foundation of this future. … Continue reading

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Defending against trade secret theft

An excerpt from the Administration Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets (Executive Office of the President of the United States, February 2013) states: “foreign competitors of U.S. corporations, some with ties to foreign governments, have increased their … Continue reading

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When a ‘disability’ is a gift

According to The Annual Disability Statistics Compendium: 2012, there are in excess of 8 million adults (ages 18 – 64) with cognitive disabilities (CDs) in the United States.  An individual is considered as cognitively disabled if they answered ‘yes’ , … Continue reading

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Three Critical Elements to Better Decisions

”Every once in a while a bad idea will pay off” (Willie RobertsonCEO, Duck Commander) I am amazed that one of the most important business processes (remember that word!) is ignored, and bereft of any training. As the quote suggests, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More

With all the business titles to choose from, I get overwhelmed maintaining a reading list of titles I will actually read, or, are worth reading.  Amazon’s Kindle ‘one-click’ has made-it way too easy to amass a virtual stack of unread … Continue reading

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Linked In Contact Network Visualization

Visualizing Your Contact Network in Linked In Few books have made an impact on me as The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, the seminal work by Edward Tufte.   This work was the how to embody & represent quantitative information … Continue reading

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