Google’s Chief Works to Trim a Bloated Ship – NYTimes.com
“Ever since taking over as C.E.O., I have focused much of my energy on increasing Google’s velocity and execution, and we’re beginning to see results,” Mr. Page, 38, told analysts recently.
20 Characteristics of the Transleader. ~ Jennifer Sertl | elephant journal
Jump to the list, under the video. A sample:
1. Transleaders are intelligence officers. They are always looking for the unexpected insight, the unrecognised trends, and the subtle changes in the marketplace. They are information junkies—about the company’s markets, customers and technologies. And they maintain a large network of sources and informants.
2. They are intuitive and creative people. They deeply understand the business environment and naturally have insights about how to operate within and beyond it.
“The MQTT protocol enables a publish/subscribe messaging model in an extremely lightweight way. It is useful for connections with remote locations where a small code footprint is required and/or network bandwidth is at a premium. For example, it has been used in remote sensors communicating to a broker via satellite link, over occasional dial-up connections with healthcare providers, and in a range of home automation and small sensor device scenarios. It is also ideal for mobile applications because of its small size, low power usage, minimised data packets, and efficient distribution of information to one or many receivers. “
IBM Open-Sources Potential “Internet of Things” Protocol
“IBM announced it is joining with Italy-based hardware architecture firm Eurotech in donating a complete draft protocol for asynchronous inter-device communication to the Eclipse Foundation.”
“It is being called Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol, the machine-to-machine counterpart of HTTP.”
McKinsey & Company – Report – The great transformer: The impact of the Internet on economic growth and prosperity – October 2011
“The Internet is changing the way we work, socialize, create and share information, and organize the flow of people, ideas, and things around the globe. Yet the magnitude of this transformation is still underappreciated. The Internet accounted for 21 percent of the GDP growth in mature economies over the past 5 years. In that time, we went from a few thousand students accessing Facebook to more than 800 million users around the world, including many leading firms, who regularly update their pages and share content. While large enterprises and national economies have reaped major benefits from this technological revolution, individual consumers and small, upstart entrepreneurs have been some of the greatest beneficiaries from the Internet’s empowering influence. If Internet were a sector, it would have a greater weight in GDP than agriculture or utilities. “
Seth’s Blog: There’s nothing wrong with having a plan
Got a mission?
“But missions are better. Missions survive when plans fail, and plans almost always fail.”