Protecting Customers not Corporates

On Twitter, Paul Vincent (@cybersecurer), one of the very few IT Security people I know who can claim their title isn’t Business Prevention Officer, asks this: [quote]@bankervision If information scarcity is no longer competitive advantage, do the infosec requirements change? I think so #[amazon_link id="9814351105" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]sidestepandtwist[/amazon_link][/quote] Paul is referring, I think, to [...]

What Glee Teaches us about Product Development

So I have this dirty little secret. It is that I quite like Glee, that show about an American school choir. I like it enough, in fact, that I watched the Glee Concert Movie on Satuday. In fact, I like it enough that I even watched the 3d version, and put the glasses on my [...]

Sidestep and Twist is Out in the UK

My new book Sidestep and Twist is now available in the United Kingdom, with release in the US later this month. We’ll be having launch parties in the UK in early February, and East and West Coast US ones later the same month. More details on those soon. You can get it from Amazon. It [...]

Innovation Nightmares

Not everything new is good. Just because it is new doesn’t make it right. And, of course, doing things first, is not necessarily all you need for success. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s almost always this unhealthy dose of cynicism about innovation efforts. It comes about because people have a history of [...]

Breakthroughs Don’t Pay

An excerpt from [amazon_link id="9814351105" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Sidestep and Twist[/amazon_link],  (your comments welcome!): One of the greatest myths of our time is this: if you create something original, something that’s genuinely a breakthrough, you have a better than average chance of getting rich. For most businesses and most entrepreneurs, this notion is something of [...]

The Technical Innovation Debt

The other day I noticed something which is pretty obvious in retrospect: there seems to be some kind of relationship between the degree of innovation and technical debt in products and services. Technical debt is a term which was coined by Ward Cunningam, who explained it thus: Shipping first time code is like going into [...]

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