Don’t dismiss the Anti-ESG rhetoric

There’s one thing that we all seem to agree on. There are no standards for what ESG is, and yet, it dominates market attention. As a result, there is general befuddlement across investors, financial services firms, corporates, boards, and apparently political pundits. Since Elon Musk and Peter Thiel made public statements damning ESG as ‘the […]

COVID is pushing us to learn a lesson

Businesses, at least good ones, plan for the long term. Even as markets incentivize short-term gains at companies, long-term value is key. You can’t plan or outrace a global pandemic, however. So, why do we keep acting like we can? I understand people who want to get back to the office, I do. I love […]

Google’s AI Ethics controversy is an ESG nightmare

Timnit Gebru was fired over the power of words and the fear they can bring. These opinions are solely mine, informed by my observations, and does not represent any investment advice whatsoever. If I told you that one of the world’s most powerful, valuable, and influential companies fired a prominent Black female employee for calling […]

There is nowhere for companies to hide and politicians should be wary

Note: I do not have inside information for the reasons and motivations behind a company’s motivations in the wake of the US Capitol riots. This article contains my own observations, opinions, and analysis. Figuring out the difference between what is morally right or wrong is highly subjective. It’s often discussed through the lens of religion […]

The Impact of Empathy Over Time

How far does empathy go? One simple change in your approach as you attempt to understand someone better can set them (and you) on a completely different course. This can’t exactly be measured, but it clearly can make an impact. Years from now, you might look back fondly on a memory of someone who made […]

Chromebooks – Threat or Google’s Next Passing Thing?

I love reading an article I completely disagree with! Alastair Knowles wrote an excellent article about how Microsoft should be on the lookout for Chromebooks. This is absolutely a real concern for Microsoft. Gartner reported Chromebook sales will likely triple by 2017.  With the ongoing fight between Bing and Google Search, Office 365 and Google Apps, etc., this […]

How Providers and Distributors are Dooming the Future of Content

It seems like the content providers just can’t figure out content distribution. Piracy is rampant, yet the options to get content are more confusing and siloed than ever before. Consumers are being driven away from the traditional cable/satellite subscription model and towards a solution rife with disparity. This isn’t a problem limited to just television, movie content seems to be annoyingly […]

Too Small to Jump – Office 365 and Smaller Businesses

Some new details emerged this week with the launch of FastTrack for Office 365. This solution, focused on business over 150 seats, aims to help you get your tenant up and running quickly. You can even go further and leverage FastTrack to get you with a partner if you need help migrating email. What about […]

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