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Raising Expectations – A Hotel Innovation

People used to take it for granted that when it came to airlines and hotels that you bought an anonymous seat or room, and you bought site unseen. Then the traditional airlines came along and introduced seat picking applications that allowed you to pick exactly the seat you wanted or see how full a flight was (helpful if you’re on ...

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GM Followup – The Clouds Darken

As discussed in my previous post, GM is betting a lot on the Chevy Volt as a potential savior for the company. GM plans to deliver the Chevy Volt in November 2010. However, yesterday, I came across two articles in the Seattle Times that cast additional doubt on whether the Chevy Volt will be the savior that GM thinks it ...

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Magazine Time Shares

I came across an interesting online/offline service called MagHound yesterday that probably falls into the category of useful but not valuable. Translation – While it may be a good idea, it is likely to fail to make money. Why do I think it will fail? Here are ten reasons: Do enough people really want to try lots of different magazines ...

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Floating Storage

I came across an interesting article highlighting that the global power consumption of the data centers comprising the Internet consumed 1 percent of the world’s electricity in 2005. The growth in broadband and multimedia usage would put the 2008 number closer to 2-3% of the total by my estimation. According to McKinsey, the carbon footprint of the Internet will be ...

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Less is More

I came across an InfoWorld article the other day that warmed my heart. For far too long, especially on the PC, software developers have been building applications with a feature arms race mentality. Because of rapidly expanding memory and hard disk space on customers’ machines, developers have not had to write tight code in the same way they had to ...

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Ask the Consultant – Question #1

Brian Shields poses the following: “Can you post/comment on what you think it will take to “fix” General Motors (GM)? I would very much appreciate your views on the subject.” Well, Brian, here you go: GM has an extremely difficult challenge ahead, and continuing to follow Toyota will not get them out of the pickle they are in. GM lost ...

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The World is Not Flat – Now What?

With rising fuel costs and inflation continuing to run in double digits in countries like India and China, the falling dollar, and rising oil prices pushing up transportation costs, is the world really flat as Thomas L. Friedman claimed in 2005? With the cost of shipping a container from China to the USA nearly tripling by some reports from $3,000 ...

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