Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Business Illusion of Security by Government

Maintaining privacy from the powerful duo of government and business is basically
an illusion. Any privacy we percieve is based on either ignorance or deception.

The Cloud of Things refers to a world where much more than our
computers and mobile phones is Internet-enabled. A world where our cars, clothing and home appliances are equipped with Internet-connected modules.
Consider these Illusions:

If the government requested that we all carry tracking devices 24/7?

We would rebel. Yet we all carry mobile phones and drive our cars.

If the government requested that we deposit copies of all of our messages with the police?

We would declare their actions invasive and unconstitutional. Yet we all use Gmail and Facebook.

If the government requested that we give them access to our photographs, identify
the people and tag them with locations?

We would refuse and call it a Police State. Yet we leave those details on our devices and applications while the updates on those devices and applications happen automatically, without our knowledge or consent

Consider these Possibilities:

Today's cyber-issues involve systemic social, economic, organizational, and political components

What if we decide to stay away from all these cloud technologies?

Our friends could tag, call or even visit us in their brand new cars and we would still be living in a world of illusion.

What happens when we are faced with a Rogue Business or Government?

See You in Space..........

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Downloaded Business


Most jobs that existed 20 years ago are not needed now;
Most of the cubicles are empty, the middle class is being squeezed out by
outsourcing and technology.

Amazon has taken over and eliminated the need for most bookstores.

Social media has replaced many media outlets, look at these numbers;

Facebook has 1.2 billion users who make 2.5 billion posts

per day ... Twitter has more than half a billion users who send 175 million tweets daily ... and LinkedIn has more than 175 million members and is adding 2 new members every second.

How do we plugin?

Well I believe it is not every business that should follow the download model, the landscape is now perfect for creativity and enterpreneurship.
Just recently a yoghurt tycoon was named the world's best entrepreneur for building a $1bn turnover business in less than 6years.

Hamdi Ulukaya, a Turkish immigrant to US who launched New York-based Chobani in 2007 is now America's biggest yoghurt business. It began with just five employees with the odds stacked against him.

He only moved to the US in 1994 to learn English.

He dropped out of business school to start a business making feta cheese.

He purchased a closed factory from Kraft using a government loan

But like every success story, he was persistent............

Everything in life worth having is a direct result of persistent and

innovative follow-up!--Paul Jacobson, MD

See you at the Top