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Comment Re:Moral of the story.... (Score 1) 264

Gerstner was a tough, no-nonsense guy. Just like Bartz. Both were good at streamlining operations, cutting jobs, cutting costs, improving the bottom-line etc. Had Gerstner been the CEO of Yahoo, I bet he would have screwed up too. The thing is, it's just not their forte.

Yahoo needed/needs a visionary, someone who can give it a direction, and a sense of purpose. Someone who can cull the wrong people, and put the right people in charge to realize the dream. Technology is no retail or brick and mortar business. It's no AutoCAD too.

Comment Re:the reason she failed is that . . (Score 1) 200

AutoCAD had no competitors who were the likes of Google and friends. AutoCAD had (and still has) management/operations thinking competitors. So common sense (which is not so common) worked for her there. Same goes with Carly Fiorina. She had put a halt to R&D at HP and went the operations way like Dell and friends (acquiring compaq). Now that the margins in the computer hardware business have dried up, HP is limping and vacillating with no direction in sight. Both of them, ... black swans.

Comment Re:7 Billion Zombies (Score 1) 522

India and China make up for 40% of that 7 billion population. Most of them are at the bottom of the pyramid/food-chain. There are fortunes to be made... at the bottom of the pyramid. Apple is doing it. Many Indians are starving to be able to afford an iPhone. It seems its a prestige issue in that country.

Comment Re:John Hagelin is right, the unified field is you (Score 1) 347

....If we can only drag a few billion other people past the threshold, humanity would be in good shape.

A few billion people can probably be dragged, but they will be dead eventually. You'll have to keep dragging a few billion people all the time.
Like Sri Sri Ravi Shankar or Nithyananda, I'd rather prefer selling snake oil and mysticism.

Comment True! Not many in the 17th century had a head. (Score 1) 64

After nine months of tests, researchers in France have lost their head and they went .... "Gee... Henry was assassinated in 1610, and his head has been missing. We have a head here that dates back to the 17th century. How many people in the 17th century had a head? I guess not many. The portraits show that King Henry 1V indeed had a head. So this must be his head." To put the last nail in the coffin... we will ask one of the 'Perfumers' on the team to take a sniff and if it stinks it must be King Henry IV.

And it gets published in a medical journal!

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