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More Than the Sum of Its Parts: The Impact of Modularity on the Computer Industry

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More Than the Sum of Its Parts: The Impact of Modularity on the Computer Industry

The “power of modularity,” write HBS Dean Kim Clark and Professor Carliss Baldwin in their new book, rescued the computer industry from a problem of nightmarish proportions and made possible remarkable levels of innovation and growth in a relatively short period of time.


Sothebys.com: Giving the Van Gogh Away

This is a case report on auction house Sotheby’s launch of its online platform, Sothebys.com, based on Harvard Business School’s case, Sothebys.com. You can purchase the original case from HBS  2,589 more words



This email exchange, where HBS professor Ben Edelman quibbles over $4 of Chinese food in the pursuit of making a broader point, is disturbing. 87 more words


Old World Models

On my last flight, I revealed my bias.  I had presumed that because my flight attendant was a Gen-X woman, she would be partial towards my choice of labeling the woman-changing-the-infant icon as “sexist.”  Neutral language is “ 390 more words

Advice for Entrepreneurs: Playing the Long Game

I am posting in its entirety a piece from the Harvard Business School student publication, The Harbus.  

I wish I spoke as succinctly, in real life, as this student writes. 705 more words


Cyberposium and Why an MBA Matters

Earlier this month, several members of the BC Grad Tech Club attended the 20th Annual Cyberposium, presented by our friends at the HBS Tech Club.  As we have come to expect, the event featured solid speakers and was very well run.   834 more words


Denied at Stanford

I am not surprised at all getting denied at Stanford. I did have time to apply so I wanted to just give it a shot. Here are the key reasons I believe I got denied: … 463 more words