Don’t Look For “Professor Billionaire” David Cheriton on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter

September 20, 2012

I don’t like Facebook, never have.  It’s not that I don’t “get” it.  Facebook’s senior management simply rubs me the wrong way, coming off as a bunch of privileged Ivy League elitists with questionable integrity and ethics (apparently, I’m not alone in that opinion).  I don’t trust that the things I might “share” today would… Read more

Can Fortune Magazine Survive Laura Lang?

September 15, 2012

I’ve been bothered by a late July profile that the New York Times published on Laura Lang, who was appointed a year ago to oversee Time Inc.’s collection of magazines. Lang’s background is in digital marketing and advertising, and her interview focused heavily on Time Inc. having an unparalleled ability to deliver customized digital products… Read more

Fortune Magazine: Some Content Worth Paying For

September 14, 2012

Fortune, featured in this post, does a poor job of promoting its enterprise journalism, so allow me to do it for them.   Some standout stories in the past 12 months: “Inside Facebook” by Miguel Helft and Jessi Hempel Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has been lionized in the mainstream business press as Facebook’s “grownup” and savior; Bloomberg… Read more