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Yet Another list of Really hard Problems, Episode 0

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OK, I admit that probably I'm just stupid and do not understand the basics that others understand, but I write it out here anyway with a hope that may be someone will send me a comment by e-mail. The thing that as of the writing of this article I'm not capable of wrapping my mind around …

Summary of the Blue Ocean Strategy

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In stead of playing a null sum game in the "blood-red" ocean, where sharks fight with each other for the market share, the blue ocean strategy is to look at the "red ocean" and list as many segments of "non-customers" of the red ocean as possible. The non-customers are all of those people that are not …

Market Limits, Episode 0

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Operations research depends on limits.
This blog post aims to list some of them. The blog post is subject to modification.

List of the most Worthless Terms in IT

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In the context of this article the worthlessness is defined as a lack of limits. For example, if the words "horse", "lion", "wolf", "red-head", "granny", "snow-white", "prince", were all replaced with the word "animal", then what would the stories be like? "Wolf ate a lamb" would become: "An animal ate an animal". "A dog chased a …

Who cares about (and pays for) "quality"?

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According to marketing people "quality" is a subjective measure and it is not necessarily a synonym for "reliability". On the other hand, if the amount of "functionality" is constant and markup is a fixed percentage of the price, then the reliability tends to correlate with price, e.g. the higher the reliability, the higher the price. At …