Passion vs. Objectivity - Is there a place for passion in business?

Passion vs. Objectiveness – Is there a role for emotion in business?

As Apple fans the world over waited for the release of the iPhone 5 last month the focus was really on the hardware as most of the new features of the next release of the iOS6 operating system had been publicized already.  In general there have been no real issues with the new hardware this time round,…

Can You See What it is Yet? - The Value of Systems Level Thinking

Can You See What it is Yet? – The Power of Systems Level Thinking

It’s hard to envisage a world without mobile phones, but they have only been around for some 20 years.  I remember back in the 90’s, with the proliferation of providers and competition there was a bit of an arms race between the networks to create the most attractive packages.  For the consumer this often meant confusion and…

Yield management for restaurants?

Yield Management for Restaurants

I listened to an interesting interview recently about a new service which brings airline style ticket pricing to restaurant booking. We are all used to seeing the cost of an airline ticket fluctuating with demand.  What is going on in the background in simple terms is that the airline, with a fixed supply (i.e. number of seats), …

Sprint says it will not charge for FaceTime over network, Verizon calls iOS 6 pricing conversations ‘premature’

In a couple of recent postings I looked at the impact of mobile network consolidation and also whether people would be willing to pay a premium for premium network performance. It will be interesting to see how the increased availablility of video calling over mobile netowrks with iOS 6 changes the market.

The Rise of Texting and the Fall of Post

The Rise of Texting and the Fall of Post – Not all it seems though

Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator recently published its annual review of the UK communications market.  The report is 400+ pages of analysis of the nation’s usage of communications mechanisms from social networks, to mobile voice and texts, to post and face to face.  It’s data rich and a great snapshot of the nation in this rapidly…