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March 6, 2013

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Says Dell Consolidation Possible

Dell’s recent move to go private in a $24.4 billion deal didn’t go unnoticed by former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina.  In fact, Fiorina predicted the company could see further consolidation, and she may be right.

Fiorina told me in an interview at the Harvey Nash Leadership Lecture in New York on Wednesday that Dell’s move to go private makes a lot of sense because it gives the company time to regroup and could attract some merger and acquisition activity in the marketplace.

“I think it [...]

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March 6, 2013

Carly Fiorina Interview: Marissa’s Ban On Working From Home and HP’s Future

Do you remember when female leaders at the top of Silicon Valley companies were hard to find?  Or yeah, they still are.  But at least now, there are a few more than there were.  Only 14 years ago Carly Fiorina was the first.  She took the helm of Hewlett-Packard, becoming the first woman to run a Fortune 20 company.  Since then, she has become an active political voice, run for U.S. Senate and started the One Woman Initiative.

I had the opportunity to interview Carly Fiorina last week at the Harvey Nash Leadership Lecture in New [...]

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February 26, 2013

Yahoo’s New Telecommuting Policy Isn’t Just Okay, It’s Necessary

The Internet is abuzz with criticism of Yahoo’s new telecommuting policy, handed down by CEO Marissa Mayer and announced through memos circulated inside the company. The policy is simple — there is no more telecommuting for Yahoo employees. Those who work remotely must start working in Yahoo’s offices by June 1 or find another job.

Those who pay attention to larger tech companies with trust-based telecommuting policies call this move a huge mistake. Google doesn’t place any restrictions on telecommuting, [...]

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January 23, 2011

Quora: What’s the Big Deal?

I’ve asked this before, but I think it needs to be asked again.  Can someone (anybody) please explain what it is about this Q&A site craze that is going on these days?  Every tech guy (except me it seems) is hyping up Quora as the next big thing. While I admit I said the next big thing will involve communication, I don’t think this is it.  Let me explain.

What is Quora?  To me, Quora is nothing more than a glorified Yahoo Answers.  The only thing Quora has going for it is that very well-respected people within [...]

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