Software Industry Consolidation

The consolidation in the software industry continues… The majors are gobbling up many of the niche players in the $20M to $1,500M range (e.g., Oracle has acquired more than 25 companies over the last 18 months including Peoplesoft, Siebel, Stellent, ProfiLogic,

87% of Jewish Vote Went Democrat

According to an article in YNet News, over 87% of registered Jewish voters cast their ballots for Democrats during the recent election… Needless to say, I now know the feeling of being a minority within a minority.   However, I will

Anything Positive From the Elections?

The Michigan Civil Rights Initiative (MCRI) passed overwhelmingly, 58% to 42%. The MCRI bans “affirmative action”–that is, discrimination on the basis of race and sex–in public higher education and government contracting. Victory in Michigan is especially sweet, since it was

Capital of Liberalism

I must say that it was ironic for me to be in the Capital of Liberalism on election day… Chris Lininger and I were able to visit San Francisco yesterday and enjoy some of the tourist sites (see photos below),

Ohio State .vs. Illinois

My good buddy, Bill Nolan, wanted to ensure that I didn’t miss the significance of the Illini performance against the Buckeyes last weekend.   Naturally, when it was 17 to 0 at the half, I thought it was going to be

Great Tennis Shot

Another great tennis highlight with Federer making a fantastic recovery against Roddick’s overhead shot (click on image to stream video). [youtube]2Hp-EArV6s8[/youtube] 50 sec

Election Day

I’m just happy that I won’t have to see all of the political campaign ads for a while…  vote: Ohio Governor: Blackwell US Senator: Dewine US Representative: Turner Issue 2 (Minimum Wage Increase): No Issue 3 (Casinos & Slot Machines):

101 Dumbest Moments in Business

An interesting article in Business 2.0 lists the 101 dumbest moments in business development… I’ve extracted a few of them here: 5) So that’s why they call it a CrackBerry. – A study by the University of London’s Institute of

Top 10 Worst Company Web Addresses

This comes courtesy of NextWebGen… It’s a list of the top 10 web sites with unintentionally humorous names.  Just goes to show you that the use of a strategically-placed dash could work wonders: 1. A site called ‘Who Represents’ where