Atlas Shrugged

In my two preceding posts I highlighted a book in each that I think are as relevant to today’s business world as they were when written: Lou Gerstner’s ‘Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance’ which tells the story of IBM’s reinvention (something many companies are having to consider as we move to the Third Platform and… Read More »

Will the elephants dance again?

**First published on LinkedIn** David Amerland wrote a thought-provoking piece last week on the influence that 3 books have had on business during the 20th and 21st centuries (Forbes Brand Voice: “Huh? 3 Business books we just don’t understand”). Although the 3 are not business books but medieval treaties on war and feudal domination, many… Read More »

FlexPod: Efficiency meets Performance

FlexPod now available with all flash-arrays and Cisco ACI  Now, I generally don’t get very technical or push product too much on this site preferring to take a more holistic and perhaps askance view on the IT industry. There are plenty of posts from my colleagues like Matt Watts that dive into the details and… Read More »

EMEA Insight: Ich bin ein Berliner…..

  ….4 German words with which most Americans of a certain generation will be familiar. When President Kennedy made his infamous speech, Berlin was going through a political maelstrom and tensions across the city were high. It was extremely divided, metaphorically as well as literally. Things have moved on pretty significantly with respect to Berlin… Read More »

Start with the Workload

My colleague Matt Watts offered up a provocative video blog post back in May entitled “The demise of tier 1, throwing ‘flash grenades’ at Fortress VMAX” and an even more incendiary one called “You’re buying flash from who?” more recently.  Judging by the comments on that one, it touched a nerve with several ex-NetApp employees… Read More »

Ferry does Dylan – and not very well.

Album review – Bryan Ferry ‘Dylanesque’. In a series of very occasional album reviews on this site, here are my reflections on ‘Dylanesque’, Bryan Ferry’s homage to Bob Dylan. Granted it is about 7 years too late to be reviewing it and I suppose anyone who thought about buying it either did so at the… Read More »