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Early Indications September 2009: Universities and an Information Economy

JohnJordan1 - October 1, 2009

Apart from asserting, with Emil Faber, that "Knowledge is good," there is little one can say with certainty about the role of the university in an information,…

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July 2009 Early Indications: Love & Work part II

JohnJordan1 - July 27, 2009

Taking as our cue Freud's famous dictum that people are defined by their love and their work, last month's letter looked at online dating. This time around,…

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Early Indications June 2009: Love, Online

JohnJordan1 - June 30, 2009

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.-Sigmund FreudHow have the technological changes of the recent past affected these two facets of our existence? As economies…

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May 2009 Early Indications: Clouded Over

JohnJordan1 - June 1, 2009

The proliferation of so-called cloud computing platforms has been rapid. Because there is so much material available that defines the phenomenon, we'll move here to an examination…

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Early Indications April 2009: Reexamining Offshoring

JohnJordan1 - April 28, 2009

When U.S. firms replace onshore technical and other resources with lower-cost labor in offshore markets, the logic is typically financial. Five years after some of the biggest…

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Early Indications March 2009: A Disruption Scorecard

JohnJordan1 - March 30, 2009

With the newspaper business in apparent freefall, it's perhaps useful to tally up some of the various winners and losers among the incumbent business models as compared…

Business Intelligence
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Miscellany: Trust, Loyalty, and Book Notes

JohnJordan1 - February 22, 2009

1) Trust in social networksSeveral recent developments point to the big questions regarding trust in social networks. First, both Facebook and MySpace announced that registered sex offenders…

Business Intelligence
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Early Indications: The Job Issue

JohnJordan1 - January 30, 2009

Writing just days after roughly 60,000 layoffs were announced, it's difficult to look anywhere else for stories to analyze. Many facets emerge as one studies the employment…

Business Intelligence
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Information-age Stimulus

JohnJordan1 - January 4, 2009

As economies around the world continue to wobble in the aftermath of the credit crises, the next American president will be faced with competing calls to "do…

Business Intelligence
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Of Crowds, Both Wise and Foolish

JohnJordan1 - December 13, 2008

The surest sign that a phrase has entered broad usage is to apply the cliche test: if you leave the last word(s) blank and most readers know…