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,

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),

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

Natural Gas Supplier

You probably read the title of this posting and thought “DZ must be eating beans…”  In reality, this posting is about the natural gas that many of us in Ohio use for heating our water and our homes.   I was previously

The War on Terror

As Sun Tzu would probably say if he were alive today… “Sabah – Enough is Enough.  The Yehudim must have their own group of ‘militants’ to do whatever is necessary…”

Rocket Launches & Astronauts

I just returned from an interesting business trip to Cocoa Beach, Florida for a meeting of the Aerospace Industries Association.  In addition to the useful gatherings with various folks involved in building airplanes and space vehicles, I got the chance

Quiet People

During my working career, I’ve had a some managers that worked for me that had a strong tendency to remain very quiet during open discussions, brainstorming sessions, etc.  I always wanted to offer these folks the benefit of the doubt,

Alternative Fuels

For those of you that have elected to spend your hard earned dollars on alternative fueled automobiles, you should stop to read the article in Popular Mechanics.  The story specifically focuses on the ability to use hydrogen as a substitute