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Selected Articles for 2013-01-18

Infrastructure productivity: How to save $1 trillion a year. MckInsey Global Institute on ways to create more and better infrastructure for less. Udacity announced a partnership with San Jose State University to pilot three courses available online for college credit. It is the first time a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) has been offered for credit and purely online. Wired magazine’s interview: Tim O’Reilly’s Key to Creating the Next Big Thing Artículos en castellano Twitter y la paradoja de la elección, artículo de Lizardo Vargas publicado en Gestión el 2013. Read more...

Waiting for ideal conditions may be a bad excuse… or not

Maria Popova, on the The Daily Routines of Famous Writers: A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper This applies not only to writers. Waiting for ideal conditions can be a an excuse for not facing a problem, making a decission, or just getting to work. But is this always the case? (For example, if you are planning leaving your job to start your own business, guts may not be the only ‘condition’ required. Read more...

The IT Department should know about the Company’s Strategy

Bryan Neider, COO of Electronic Arts Labels (the world’s third-largest gaming company by revenue after Nintendo and Activision Blizzard), explains why it’s critical for their business that IT understands the challenges the company is facing. The biggest challenge for the IT shop is that demand is usually greater than the ability to deliver on that demand. So you need tools that allow the organization to prioritize certain technology suites—within budget constraints and within the scope of what teams can actually develop and implement. Read more...

RIP, Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swarts, founder of Reddit, programmer, coauthor of the RSS 1.0 spec at the age of 14, writer, political organizer, and Internet activist, commited suicide on January 11 at the age of 26. Cory Doctorow posted an eulogy about him. (…) here’s a thing that I do wonder about this morning, and that I hope you’ll think about, too. I don’t know for sure whether Aaron understood that any of us, any of his friends, would have taken a call from him at any hour of the day or night. Read more...

Recommended Readings for 2013: Magazines and Newsletters

Thanks to the low barriers to publishing on the Internet, it is becoming increasingly difficult to spot good quality content. Here are some links to to magazines or newsletters with good content for anybody with a management position. If you must choose only one, I recommend The Economist. The Economist. Weekly magazine about world news, politics, economics, business and finance. A free newsletter is available if you want a taste of their content before subscribing. Read more...
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