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BMW’s innovative manufacturing

October 13th, 2006 Comments off

BMW has a really strong brand in the marketplace not only for making superior sports sedans but also for the quality of their product. BusinessWeek recently ran an article titled BMW’s Dream Factory that talks not only about the innovative manufacturing behind BMW’s success but also what they do with their people and processes to make sure that everyone wants to contribute to innovation. We definitely don’t see management/labor cooperation in the USA similar to what BMW experiences in their factories (heck, their german competition probably doesn’t have this level of cooperation either!)

The article is worth reading. I believe it’s free for a week on businessweek.com before they then make it protected content.

Links: BusinessWeek.com

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Mark on Media

September 15th, 2006 Comments off

A good friend of mine, Mark Jacobson, recently started blogging. As he puts it:

Welcome to mark on media – a discussion of my thoughts on the world of everything media. I’ve worked in digital advertising in one way, shape or form for the past several years, building dynamic ad engines to power Web, email and call center advertising, designing architectures to enable personalized television advertising, inventing TopLayer ad products to help Web site publishers monetize content, and creating online advertising and targeting strategies at a couple of big Internet companies. So a lot of what you’ll see here will be related to online advertising.

Welcome to the web Mark! If you’re interested in checking out his blog, follow this link: Mark on Media.

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WSJ Interview with Jim McNerney

June 13th, 2006 Comments off

So far I’m impressed with McNerney’s revival of Boeing. This interview provided some insights.

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Farecast.com

June 9th, 2006 Comments off

A company called Farecast is providing a beta service that predicts airline prices and recommends to you when to buy. This is an interesting approach because they are using what is basically publicly available data and trying to sell you themselves based on their proprietary algorithms (say like Fair Isaac and credit scores). Right now they are only providing predictions out of Seattle and Boston but I like the concept. I’ll be watching them as they develop!

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Top Ten lies of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs

May 25th, 2006 Comments off

Fun reading, I think I’ve heard these lies and used them myself!

Lies of venture capitalists

Lies of entrepreneurs

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