Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Mythical Man-Month

I recently read one of the classic books on management, “The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering” by Frederick Brooks.  It’s a quick read, and Brook’s observations are just as relevant today as they were when the book was first … Continue reading

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Windows virtual computing services for the masses

Well, it’s not quite free software, but Amazon has just announced “WorkSpaces“, a $35 per month complete Windows virtual computing service for your phone, tablet, or laptop. While the price may have to come down some more for widespread adoption, … Continue reading

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Spectacular View of Saturn

Check out this amazing photograph (actually a composite of 141 images) of the Saturn ring system, taken from the post “The Day the Earth Smiled”.  Being backlit by the sun, the planet itself is mostly black, except for the faint … Continue reading

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If you want efficient and effective R&D, get your mix of solution shops and production shops right

I had the good fortune to attend a series of seminars by Clayton Cristensen last Spring.  One conceptual framework that Clay described is the three basic types of businesses, and I think it has a lot of relevance for Pharma … Continue reading

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