The Truth About Canadian Piracy

Michael Geist has done a video presentation to put the issue of piracy in Canada into proper perspective. It’s a good picture of “the rest of the story” and leaves you thinking that Canadian law is being far too readily influenced by US lobby groups who aren’t telling the whole truth. Makes you wonder what kind of agenda they’re pushing, as they aren’t going to accomplish what they claim they will through this means. You’d think they have to know that…

Markets Adapt

I have a number of partially-completed blog posts, and this is one I was reminded of while reading Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom’s The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations (www) over the past week… I hope to say more about the book in due course, but for now it has me thinking about the strategic flexibility of flat “leaderless” decentralized organizations vs. the relative inflexibility or unimaginatively of their monolithic counterparts. It’s an examination of piracy that had me thinking about something from Michael Raynor‘s book, The Strategy Paradox: Why Committing to Success Leads to Failure (and What to Do About It).

Mobile Data Access in Canada

Tom Purves observes that Canada [is] Worse than 3rd World Countries when it comes to Mobile Data Access. Although globally Canada has one of the higher percentages of people online and one of the higher percentages of broadband users, those who access the Internet using a PDA or cell phone are paying through the nose… to the tune of $1,600 to transfer 500MB of data.