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ISIS: The Latest Political Bogeyman?

Again, Isis is serving as a political tool and a distraction from reality. Foreign policies will change, governments will be replaced and massive movements of people will react to the murders in Paris of some hundred fifty or so by nine Islamist thugs. 549 more words


Government Job Creation In Real Life ...

Voters know that politicians lie for votes; still, they supply those votes anyway. By lying to themselves, mostly. We conduct our affairs (more or less) in recognition that we cannot have something for nothing but we suddenly erase that hard-earned knowledge in the voting booth. 495 more words


Is Capitalism Out of Favour?

Apple is a bad guy. 1%ers are bad guys. Other people pay too little tax. Money is the root of evil. Stories of how wealth and its accumulation harm us all are on an ever-growing list. 720 more words

Don Shaughnessy

Startups and Revenue Generation

Every startup should be focused on building a customer base and then driving revenue within that base. Product development aside, customer and revenue acquisition are often the missing pieces of the business model puzzle. 763 more words


The Power of Pull

I’ve been a technologist for over 30 years and have always felt a certain optimism about our country’s economic future. We humans have the ability to discover, invent and adapt. 635 more words


How Many Programmers Does it Take to Kill 10,000 Jobs?

How many programmers does it take to eliminate 10,000 jobs?  It’s probably a lot fewer than you think. Over the past decade entire sectors of the world economy have been permanently altered by the disruptive power of software driven startups. 582 more words