What the Internet is doing to our brains.
The giant's creepy efforts to read my mind.
The New York Times Magazine
What will happen to TV if we all stream shows from the Web.
The Wall Street Journal
Privacy is not only essential to life and liberty; it's essential to the pursuit of happiness.
The cognitive effects are measurable – and disturbing.
Figuring out where to innovate is as important as figuring out how to innovate.
The Net seizes our attention only to scatter it.
The cloud has arrived. Now what?
Tech industry leaders may not want to admit it, but their own strategies are turning their companies' products into commodities.
The New Republic
A review of Douglas Coupland's biography of Marshall McLuhan.
A review of Tom Bissell's Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter.
A review of George Prochnik's In Pursuit of Silence.
The unveiling of the iPad marks a new era in personal computing.
Google's reasons for leaving China aren't as pure as they seem.
The Daily Beast
A review of James Gleick's The Information.
The New York Times
The FBI enters software hell, a very crowded place.
Software is immortal - and that's the problem
The Washington Post
Satellite navigation makes getting around easier, but there are drawbacks.
The San Francisco Chronicle
Words in print are different from words on a screen.
A review of Ken Auletta's book on the search giant.
Strategy & Business
The open source model can play an important role in innovation, but know its limitations.
Where progress bogs down, profits lurk.
Sometimes "sticking to your knitting" isn't the best strategy.
It's hard to recognize a magnificent failure when it's taking off.
What Clayton Christensen doesn't tell you about disruptive innovation.
The most lucrative innovations rarely come from creative types.
Creating disruptions is fine, but mending them can be better.
Before you think about how to innovate, think about where to innovate.
Business Week Online
Blogs can be useful tools for business communication, but beware of the pitfalls.
Is it a retailer or a tech firm? It may be time for Jeff Bezos to decide.
Suddenly, it's the little guys who are leading the way.
The real reason SAP and Oracle are battling to buy Retek.
Will Dell lose its grip on the home market?
We're in the middle of a big PC upgrade cycle. Will it be the last?
Why it rarely pays to be an IT pioneer anymore.
Are you expecting too much from your investments in information technology?
The hiring of CEOs has become a theater of the absurd.
Co-written with Rakesh Khurana.
Harvard Business Review
As information technology's power and ubiquity have increased, its strategic importance has decreased. That has profound implications for corporate IT management.
Forget disintermediation. We've entered an era of hypermediation, with dozens of players competing for tiny pieces of every sale.
Business investments open options for future action. But that doesn't mean they can be valued like financial options.
A crusty but effective business manager just blew his stack at a corporate exec. What should the CEO do? An HBR case study.
The definitive interview with the influential Kleiner Perkins partner.
What went on inside an Internet juggernaut.
What happens to our souls when we go digital? A review of Richard Sennett's The Corrosion of Character.
Perspectives on the strategic and operational implications of a common European currency.
MIT Sloan Management Review
What comes next is completely different.
Why the hype about borderless companies is dangerous.
As consumers use the Net for computing, prepare for a broader media upheaval.
Don't expect greatness to emerge from the wisdom of the crowd.
Banks have been some of the biggest investors in information technology. The time has come to get more for less.
History shows that deflation can be the price of an economic boom.
Is outsourcing undermining your company's strategy?
The Industry Standard
Nonlinear thinking is hot. It's also dumb.
It's better to be different than to be fast.
The meaning of Blogger.
The Internet shakeout has changed the rules of engagement. Speed and cooperation are out. Patience and ruthlessness are in.
The next big competitive battle is for the very soul of the Internet.
Two visions of the future of B2B, both radically different from current expectations.
Internet applications erase the operating differences among companies. That makes innovation more important than ever.
Success on the Internet often requires leaping from one business model to another. Here's how to make sure you land in the right place.
Online sellers have learned a hard lesson: Efficient markets wreak havoc on profits.
On the Internet, competitive advantage is a means, not an end. To succeed, you need to seek leverageable advantages.
What happens to your business when Web sites become obsolete?
In the Information Age, the spoils will often go to those who can hack the business infrastructure.
E-commerce promotes rational shopping. That could diminish the value of brands.
Supersizing your e-business isn't always the answer, especially if it's as easy for competitors to get big as it is for you.
In a fast-changing economy, testing hypotheses can matter more than proving theories.