Friday, December 18, 2009
Funny how much the world has changed since my last post here. I continue to enjoy following Google's quest to compete with Apple Inc. (i.e. the Android versus the iphone). The NYT Online Technology section continues to chronicle the development of two "next big things": 1) the "Internet of Things" and 2) augmented reality. Of course cloud computing is getting significant "buzz."
I'm gearing up to teach a course on Google Inc this January and then it is back to Spring Semester. Over the holidays I intend to watch plenty of Turner Classic Movies and the MLB Channel. All of that and course preps.
Well that is about all of my drivel to share in this blog no one ever reads...LOL. But this is a journey not a destination. The experience of authoring this blog makes me appreciate bloggers who have weekly or even daily output.
Classic movie fans should check out the Movie Morlock at TCM.com. I am part of the TCM community and have even started a few threads of my own.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
One of the courses I teach is "Business Problem Analysis." I get students started on skills at developing spreadsheets and graphics as well as database development. The idea of course is to get them to begin to see data so as decison makers they will be equipped to deal with the torrent of data innundating organizations.
Here is an interesting article at the NYT Online...
(and no, this is not a tiny url)
Friday, August 7, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Here's the link to the book.
Here's the link to my review of the book.
This sounds like something you would need for the produce aisle or warehouse but it is a cool application that I am learning about and using. It is another example of Web 3.0 and the IoT (Internet of Things).
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
This is a great tool that uses a bookmarking service to create books of links that are organized around any topic.
Well worth trying out! http://www.mashedge.com/home
It is a free service. I have used it to create a book of links on IoT. This service allows you to collaborate in the development of a book and many other features. It has good functionality ands is easy to navigate and use.
I see this as an excellent way to mentor students who need to develop outlines for a paper and learn how to discern internet the value of electronic sources for citation.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Starting to develop a course on Google which I will offer at OBU during J-Term 2010. I have selected two texts and have put together the course outline. I think I'll have quite a few students who want to take the course.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
See from his web site that his distribution deal with ABC will end by 3/31/2009. The best oldies from the 60s and 70s since the early 1980s every Saturday night from 6pm to midnight.
What a shame. Thanks to 93.3 KIOA Des Moines for many great evenings via Internet radio.
Let's hope Dick gets or finds a new deal. He is a national treasure. In the 80's his radio show was THE Saturday night party sound track. NO ONE gets the music of the 60s and 70s like him.
Thanks Dick for so may great memories.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
In class today my students and I explored the world of FCF (Free Cash Flow) models. It was fun to see them come to the realization that the HV i.e. TV (Horizon Value aka Terminal Value aka Continuing Value) is essentially based upon the Gordon Growth Model where value of equity = (expected dividend/price of stock) + estimated growth.
Is a company simply an ATM machine?
Sunday, March 1, 2009
What if we had a depression and nobody came? The psychology of this situation is fascinating. It seems that the stress test for troubled banks is too optimistic. Seems economic conditions are worse than perceived.
Here is a nice article at NYT Online
Friday, February 27, 2009
Since my flurry of blogs during the summer of 2008 I have had the "fun" of watching the financial meltdown. A perfect storm of lack of regulatory oversight, greed and the hubris of financial engineering.
The NY Times Online has a superb ongoing series and Charlie Rose on PBS continues to have exceptional interviews of key players and the best minds related to the process of recovery.
Cool tech things going on as well, especially Kindle 2.
Over the next several weeks I will be interviewed by the web site HR Tools. My first interview involved knowledge management. Follow up interviews will include these topics: Decision Theory,
Intellectual Capital and Corporate Valuation, and The Deep Web.