Subway Mapping

Last week Google added subway lines to the list of items that it shows in Google Maps for NYC.  What’s neat about this is that we can now plot where the subway lines are in the real world vs. where they appear on the MTA subway map: A couple of themes emerge: Manhattan is ridiculously… Continue reading Subway Mapping

Insurmountable Experience

I started my career as a management consultant and one of the concepts that was drilled into our heads was the “experience curve“.  It’s the notion that organizations learn over time and this enables them to produce goods at a lower cost per unit – and therefore makes it harder for competitors to underprice them… Continue reading Insurmountable Experience

Too Transparent

There are lots of articles out there about how what you say and do online can impact your job/job search, particularly given that once Google indexes something, it doesn’t want to give it up.  It’s one thing for the 18-22 year-old set to figure this out; it’s a whole other ball of wax when it’s… Continue reading Too Transparent

Maybe Not The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread?

Pretty much ever since I’ve entered the workforce, the company to beat has been Google.  They routinely turn up as the most respected/feared/innovative company out there.  They grow by leaps and bounds and suck the best talent up across the world.  They inspire fear, loathing, envy, jealousy and just about every other emotion possible under… Continue reading Maybe Not The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread?