Monthly Archives: March 2017

Free courses you can take to think like Steve Jobs

Quartz compiled a list of 250 free MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) courses offered by Ivy League Universities.

Here are 250 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free

The list includes a good mix of courses that you can take in

  • Humanities
  • Art & Design
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science and other topics

One of the best courses that you can take from the list is Justice

The Pluses and Minuses of Additive Manufacturing

If we were to use Stratasys’s share price as a barometer for the potential of 3D printing to redefine manufacturing we now know that 3D printing’s potential is somewhat of a hoax perpetrated on unsuspecting investors by many. The stock is currently 85% off its peak. 3D printing has its place, but it is not (in the short and medium term) going to remake manufacturing and supply chains in most industries. You can read the details in this comprehensive paper by NIST.

Another One Bites the Dust in Retail

Queen’s song “Another one bites the dust” is topping the charts in Retail industry. It’s not exactly carnage at an industry scale yet, but some retailers are clearly feeling it like it is one, including

Personally, I think there are numerous reasons for carnage in Retail, and especially for certain retailers. Bad products, poor merchandising, poorly thought or non-existent loyalty programs, lousy omni-channel capabilities, little support for experiential shopping are some of the reasons that come to mind. Each of above reasons by itself can cause significant trouble, but if a retailer is afflicted by combination of the above, carnage and eventual demise are certain.

Today’s  W. C. Fields Award for Excellence in BS goes to this article in CIOReview