Henry Ford invented the conventional mass production system and all auto companies followed it like the verses in a bible. There were many problems with the way the cars were built in 1920s. It involved large capital investment for the car company; they manufactured almost all the parts that went into the car in mega factories using a large army of workers that were… Continue reading Strategy of Toyota
It started with Steve Jobs naming every product that came out of the Apple factory i this, i that. Now, Paul Maritz has taken fancy to that as well. All of VMware’s products have a subscript “v” in front as well. If everyone starts doing this, we’d run out of alphabets! Here’s a joke from… Continue reading Naming Conventions
HP acquires yet another company today. ArcSight was given 2X evaluation at $1.65 bn. What’s going on with HP? Why are they spending so much? Without a CEO at the helm? This is the fourth acquisition in a month. It started with Fortify Software Inc., then it was Stratavia Inc., both for undisclosed amounts, and then it… Continue reading Shopping Spree
Silicon Valley at its spiciest. ORACLE hires the infamous MARK HURD as his right hand man. This is just too much fun! But what about the law suit with HP? How can you get hired by Oracle?? Hurd will have to give up his HP severance and Oracle will give him enough mula. Oracle shareholders… Continue reading Where is Mark Hurd?
Everyone knows about this hot hot hot bidding war between HP and Dell. Honestly, I am so entertained by this. This is the first time I’ve experienced a bidding war in a field I care! The bidding will probably close at $33 a share since Dell has not decided to counter anymore. Sorry Micheal Dell,… Continue reading 3PAR
There was an excellent article I found on WSJ Venture Blog. http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2010/08/27/addressing-the-lack-of-women-leading-tech-start-ups/ Here are my thoughts about it. I was brought up by a career mom, with a strong value towards personal accomplishments. I could probably never be as smart as my mom though. She is a very intelligent woman. However, I make do. I… Continue reading Are we mistaken?
Read a post on HBR about misfits and loved it! It struck it me at a spot where I been before. It talked about Vulnerability and I wondered what has that got to do with an Entrepreneur. Author Dan Pallotta explains that is the most poignant quality in every entrepreneur he knows. Interesting. How so?… Continue reading HBR