Competitive Advantage — Redefined

By Jack Harding on January 13, 2015 from

One of my employees recently passed me the article “When Marketing is Strategy” authored by Niraj Dawar in the December 2013 issue of the Harvard Business Review. The essence of the article is that, “The strategic question that drives business today is not ‘What else can we make?’ but ... continue reading

Phil Kaufman Hall of Fame?

By Jack Harding on June 10, 2014 from

Last week I attended a couple days of the 51st Design Automation Conference (DAC). I haven’t been to every one since my first in 1984, but I’ve been to enough to have the sense of its evolution. The evolution is simple; we’re old. I (happily) saw the same faces last week as I saw 30 years ago ... continue reading

Waste Not, Want Not (for Innovation)

By Jack Harding on February 06, 2014 from

I attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year. I joined the hordes that scramble to see the next cool thing. And I did. I left Las Vegas without a shred of doubt (as opposed to how I usually leave Las Vegas) that the world is poised for explosive demand for life-changing electronics, ... continue reading

CSR in Semis

By Jack Harding on November 07, 2013 from

A different approach to corporate social responsibility For decades the largest industries in the world have deployed corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives that, on their surface, are designed to “give back” or “share the wealth” with the communities that have produced the ... continue reading