Gustavo Ballvé on April 15th, 2009

The debate on the so-called “ideology of talent” isn’t as clear-cut as Financial Times guest columnist David Bolchover argued. There’s merit in pointing out how a blind “cult” of talent – or at least perceived talent – has led to inadequate incentive structures. However, blaming the financial crisis on this talent chase seems way over […]

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Gustavo Ballvé on April 14th, 2009

“Mobile is much more similar to search than a social network is… mobile actually monetizes quite well.” – Nick Fox, Director of Business Product Management for Ads Quality and Bidding at Google (good contender for “longest title ever” competition). That was on May 22nd, 2008, in Goldman Sachs’ 9th Annual Internet conference. We’ve been studying […]

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Gustavo Ballvé on April 7th, 2009

While the subject of Kas Thomas’ post is programming, the framework is more broadly applicable. The point is: beware of crutches, lest they cripple you.

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Gustavo Ballvé on April 3rd, 2009

Minimizing errors is one of the most underated strategies. From investment management to tennis, in most cases a technically inferior player who concentrates in not making unforced mistakes will defeat an otherwise superior opponent that takes dumber risks.

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Gustavo Ballvé on April 2nd, 2009

“The CEO of a public-owned company is no more its owner than the CEO’s chauffeur is the owner of the executive limousine”. George P. Schwartz

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