Six Things Technology Has Made Insanely Cheap

I believe that technology and democratization goes hand-in-hand. If you examine the now-commoditized products listed in this article (PC, software, TV, trading commissions, camera, cell phone plan), you can also follow how such technologies became much more widespread and accessible to the masses as prices dropped.The subtitle of the article boldly proclaims, “behold the power… Continue reading Six Things Technology Has Made Insanely Cheap

Patagonia’s Founder Is America’s Most Unlikely Business Guru

It’s not often that a brand’s image accurately reflects company values. Or, conversely, it’s rare to see companies practice what they preach. Pantagonia’s Yvon Chouinard (a fellow French-Canadian!) has succeeded not only that, but also in creating a personal and professional life that are one and the same.  Among the few times I saw him… Continue reading Patagonia’s Founder Is America’s Most Unlikely Business Guru

How to Succeed in Business (by showing up late)

DR. Dre, the sonic architect of gangsta rap, is surrounded by a gaggle of slack-jawed journalists and micro-skirted cocktail waitresses. It’s not quite 5 in the afternoon, and already the scene is a testosterone fantasy of swaggering grooves and flowing vodka. Dr. Dre, however, is here on business. Born Andre Young, he was a founding… Continue reading How to Succeed in Business (by showing up late)

Whartonite Seeks Code Monkey: Wait, you mean a social startup called Facebook already exists?

whartoniteseekscodemonkey: I hope this e-mail finds you well. I’m pulling together a startup, and I’m looking for some support on the technical side. The idea behind the startup is to strengthen and broaden peoples’ networks by targeting the real world social space. I’m an undergraduate at Wharton, and my technical… This parody (I hope!) tumblr… Continue reading Whartonite Seeks Code Monkey: Wait, you mean a social startup called Facebook already exists?