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Apple’s Massive Cash Glut

Apple’s Massive Cash Glut

Apple Now Has $121.3 Billion In Cash according to TechCrunch.  Here are some creative things they could do with that horde (but likely won’t) that would still be fun to imagine. Field the world’s most powerful Air-to-Air Fighting Force At $150M fly-away...
Apple Shouldn’t Build Minimum Viable Products

Apple Shouldn’t Build Minimum Viable Products

This article was written for Profit Magazine and an edited version of it exists here. At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this...
Don’t Start That Tech Company—Yet

Don’t Start That Tech Company—Yet

Originally published @ Profit. In the technology economy, startup entrepreneurs have become something akin to rock stars.  Whether it’s bloggers swooning at Ryan Holmes’ genuine humble graciousness amid the rampant growth of his business, Hootsuite, or...
Ottawa’s Covert War on SR&ED

Ottawa’s Covert War on SR&ED

This post originally appears at ProfitGuide.com. To technology entrepreneurs, the 2012 federal budget, tabled in May, is conspicuous in not meddling with the Scientific Research and Experimental Development rebate program (SR&ED).  This despite numerous signals...
The Branch Plant Economy

The Branch Plant Economy

This article was originally published @ TechVibes. The term Branch Plant Economy is not a new one, and gained specific relevance for Canada in the early 20th Century, when US Companies began to build factories in Canada to circumvent pricey tariffs on importing their...
Why the iPad as a PC could be a Bad Idea

Why the iPad as a PC could be a Bad Idea

When I was a kid, my mother and father handed me an Atari computer. When I opened the box, plugged it into the TV, and fired it up, well.. it didn’t do anything.  As I quickly realized, I had to make it do something.  The first thing I set out to do with this...