Monthly Archives: March 2009

Contract Provisions for Troubled Times: Myths and Realities of Bankruptcy (Technology Law Letter #4)

In this Newsletter Contract Provisions for Troubled Times: Part 4  – Myths and Realities of Bankruptcy Contract Provisions for Troubled Times: Part 4  – Myths and Realities of Bankruptcy Bankruptcy is a clear and present danger to many business contracts, especially in our difficult economy.  Of course, companies can go bankrupt at any time and… Continue Reading

Big Ideas in Business and Law

Here are some of the big ideas in business over the past 100 years, according to a short feature in BusinessWeek.  Many were fads, but most — even the early ones — have had staying power: Open Innovation – 2000 Reengineering – 19990 Outsourcing – 1989 Six Sigma – 1987 360-Degree Performance Reviews – 1973… Continue Reading

An Amazingly Critical Software Program for Super-Sized Datasets

How much would you pay for this software program: It determines what 300 million Yahoo users see each month, and helps Yahoo customize its home page content. Facebook uses it to manage 40 billion stored photographs. Microsoft changed its internal policies so that its team could develop on this software The software is Hadoop, named… Continue Reading