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The sources of distortion

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 12, 2012

Amplifying the enterprise involves turning up the value of technology in the enterprise.  Eliminating distortion is one of the ways that technology amplifies the enterprise. Distortion refers to the internal...

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Comprehensive value defines broader goals for organizational leadership and management

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 9, 2011

Occupy Wall Street is just the latest in a series of protests against the idea that businesses exist only to create economic returns for their shareholders. The idea that business...

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Race against the Machine -- A book review

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 27, 2011

Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee have created a powerful, concise and informative discussion of the impact of technology on employment, income distribution and macroeconomics.   Do not be fooled by the...

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It is time to create more than a little competitive instability

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 23, 2011

Competitive instability happens when one player in a market releases a series of capabilities that constantly change the terms of competition. In geo-politics, Ronald Reagan creates competitive instability via US...

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What are tech companies going to spend their $350 billion dollars in cash on?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 5, 2011

I was going to write about 10 CIO new years resolutions, that will come latter, but this thought rolled through as I was reading the paper. According to the Wall...

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Taking the turn, a new level playing field

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 5, 2010

Markets, executives and customers are coming to the realization that pushing the reset button in terms of our economic expectations requires us to face a future that is based more...

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Taking the Turn

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 4, 2010

2011 is shaping up to be the year when the world takes the turn away from thinking about economic challenges and setting their sights on economic opportunities. For better or...

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Living in a Multi-speed economy

by Mark Mcdonald  |  September 14, 2010

The future of the economy is on many people's minds and for good reason.  While we cannot know if the future, one thing appears certain.  We are living in a...

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CIOs report trading operating budgets for capital spending at the mid year.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  September 8, 2010

According to Gartner's 2010 CIO Mid year survey, IT budgets remain tight and CIOs report having to move resources around to meet increasing operational and infrastructure upgrades in the face...

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How growth can tear IT apart

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 19, 2010

For the past ten years many IT organizations and technologies have centralized.  Multiple cycles of economic growth and recession have led companies to centralize IT to gain scale efficiencies, improve...

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