7 Stories to read this weekend (03.19.2016)

I have been in back to back meetings, and I didn’t even realize how long my Pocket queue had become till yesterday afternoon, when I say down to catch up on all my reading. In fact, I just got done, and here are seven picks for the weekend. Hope you enjoy them: Anita Brookner: The…

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Why Uber & GM (& CarCos) will have a head-on collision 

Every morning, I wake up and make a promise to myself — write, don’t just tweet. And yet, I find myself tweeting and getting dragged into conversations where the brevity of the medium leads to unfinished thoughts, poorly constructed sentences and more importantly an increased odds of being misunderstood and/or getting dragged down into a…

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Surprised by who is missing from Fortune’s 100 Best Companies To Work For List?

Earlier this morning, when doing some research, I randomly ended up of Fortune’s Top 100 Best  companies to work for list. It was not a surprise to see Google at the top of the list – so many of my friends who work there feel that the search giant really takes care of their employees. Of the 100 companies, only 14 are technology companies, including names such as WorkDay, VMWare, Autodesk, Intuit, GoDaddy and Adobe Systems. What raised my eyebrows was the names missing from the list. AirBnB, Apple and Facebook, for example. Given the lavishness with which technology companies tend to pamper…

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Werner & A Decade of Amazon Cloud

Werner Vogels, chief technology officer of Amazon and the face of Amazon Web Services in a recent blog post reflected on the decade of Amazon Web Services and the ten lessons he has learned. Most importantly, when you go through the list, you realize that it is the template for modern software architecture. What I love about Werner is that he can switch from talking about technology to philosophical and economic implications of technology and the cloud. I have had a chance to interview him on multiple times — all Structure Videos are somewhere on the web — and have…

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7 Stories to read this weekend (03.12.2016)

It was one of the wettest weeks in many years in San Francisco and that meant staying at home more often than usual. That also gave me an opportunity to get caught up with my emails, do some writing, finish a lot of work and of course read a ton. Here are seven of the…

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