"The "innovators dilemma" is the idea that companies become too focused on things that currently make them money and fail to develop technology that will keep the business thriving in the future." » 4/16/14 6:23pm Yesterday 6:23pm

Want to improve the lives of the less fortunate? Give them opportunities. At the level of homelessness, that amounts to city services: places to sleep, shower, get haircuts, get it together, get clean, so they have a non-zero chance of getting a job, and thus pay taxes. Improve services for women, especially pregnant… » 4/16/14 4:29pm Yesterday 4:29pm

It's a great gig if you can get it; what's best is that you end up answerable only to an elementary-school-style jury of your fellow CEOs. You make up some kick-ass, only-a-five-year-old-would-try wonder list of perks and bonuses, the board nods vigorously, in the hopes that you do the same for them next month.… » 4/16/14 10:05am Yesterday 10:05am

Most Trek (by which I mean the Shatner series, because there is only one Star Trek) episodes were written by bona-fide sci-fi writers. What Next Generation and other derivative shows seem not to understand is that Trek was basically a filmed three act play. As such, the writing was superb. People go on about the… » 4/15/14 7:29pm Tuesday 7:29pm

I think he means that the people who do the killing, usually poor legal or illegal immigrants from Mexico, are becoming sociopathic. If you're saying "hey, they can choose not to work there", uh, when's the last time you were sleeping in your car and trying to get a job with no high school diploma? » 4/15/14 10:35am Tuesday 10:35am

I don't know why this book has been so popular. The characters are both almost completely unsympathetic. Even though the girl fakes her own murder, you get the feeling that he could just as easily have killed her. But it's not as if it's a race to see whether she frames him before he goes nuts — it's the slow… » 4/15/14 9:51am Tuesday 9:51am