The world is in the midst of a statistical revolution. Everything from professional sports to advertising to education to technology performance to climate can be measured and quantified with more precision than ever before. Statisticians and big data analysts are in demand and finally being..
Author: Tony Greenberg - CEO, RampRate
18 years ago, I got into IT sourcing not to make a buck, but to fix the wrongs that I saw in building the backbone of the internet in the 90s. The world of large technology deals was (and, let’s face it, decades later still is) full of FUD, price discrimination, poor decisions, and outright corruption.
The blockchain decentralization revolution may not be the first, but it is well-funded, and led by people that think big. With a dream and billions in funding, what can go wrong? Distractions, disputes, and hubris top the list, with a very dishonorable mention for the industry’s problem of hucksters.
Obviously, not all solutions are a fit. No one is going to be building the next spreadsheet with blockchain. Rather, you need to focus on areas where one of the core strengths of the technology amplifies the value of the solution – or better yet, creates it in a place where centralized approaches are failing.
The blockchain has a small circle of bitcoin billionaires that can break the mold. Some are open advocates of the technology’s revolutionary potential, like Puerto Rico crypto-utopia crowd. Some prefer to remain more anonymous. But make no mistake, the goal of the blockchain game is not to make..
In the wake of hurricanes, as the deluge recedes, regulators see a rising flood of complaints about price gouging for necessities such as water and gas. And despite contrary opinions from some economists, 34 states have anti-gouging laws on the books.
The Myth of the RFP By Tony Greenberg A long time ago in a business not so far away, a king sat considering his fate. The weather had been poor during the last growing season, the peasants were getting restless, and neighboring kingdoms were either disappearing into the abyss or raising …
After 15 years of running a consultancy for the world’s most powerful firms, there is one thing that still irks me. Every day we propose
How do we avoid making things worse with the It solution? In the last post, I talked about IT, finance, and sourcing managers not wanting