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Creating A Health Care General Motors

By: Marty Anderson The following was published in the Providence Journal in December 2009. It asserted that the problem with the pending health care law (now the ACA) was not its “universal coverage” mandate, but that it was proposing an extraordinarily complex central administrative structure that was beyond human capability to manage. In recent months…

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Apple at the Cliff…Can It Reach the Cloud?

Will Apple follow Microsoft and Nokia, or a new different drummer? By: Marty Anderson, Senior Lecturer in Management About a year ago, I wrote a blog piece that argued Apple’s Mountain Lion exhibited a “command” structure that was heavily based upon the social network patterns of American teenagers, and that it could easily be a…

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Update: Anderson On Mountain Lion

 Mountain Lion Launch Reveals Increasing Complexity in Apple’s Networked Interactions with Users and Ecosystem Suppliers; This Complexity Works for American Style Media Markets – But May Not Fit Well With Largest Global Markets Whose Mobile Social Computing Is Very Different;  And….the medium is the message….a blogosphere event that demonstrates the Mountain Lion potential to confuse…

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Facebook’s Looming “Want” Button and the Reality of Physical Logistics

Remember the dot.com and the dot.bomb? They were “so 11 years ago”, but they are still relevant. Who won in the dot.com? Easy. Logistics companies. They experienced the largest physical industry expansion in human history and made national post offices obsolete. (Why would anyone limit a post office to a single nation in a world…

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Apple Reveals New Mountain Lion Operating System and Potentially Shoots Itself in the Foot With 5 Billion Global Users

Apple today proudly announces that if you buy their Mountain Lion OS, it will connect you to many unprotected sites, beyond your control, without your even knowing that you are so connected. You log in, and you are linked to iCloud, three social networking sites, calendars that float through space to datebooks of others, many…

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The World May Have Changed This Morning

Hours ago, on one of the largest e-commerce sites in the world, Chinese entrepreneurs began selling, for hard cash, places in the queue for the iPhone 5 to be delivered in mainland China from sources unnamed. Apple has not even announced a release date yet. This is not a minor detail in the flood of…

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