Miguel Garcia-Gosalvez

Common Sense Practitioner

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In my almost twenty years of professional experience I have been observing how much investment in terms of time, effort and money goes into strategic planning and how little, very frequently, is really achieved. That made me look more into the matter and try to understand the causes for that. It is clear to all […]

by Miguel Garcia-Gosalvez Despite numerous articles, papers and discussions there is still a general conception that associates, or even equates, “innovation” to “new technologies.” In the international development arena this is worrisome because, although there is no doubt that some new technologies can enhance and improve the lives of many people, in many cases new […]

My little homage to Steve Jobs. The “Here’s to the Crazy Ones” commercial was a great success but the version that was aired in 1997 was with Richard Dreyfuss’s voiceover. There was a version, never made public then, in which Steve Jobs did the voiceover. That version was recovered and is the one included here. […]

There is no doubt that there is a boom of applications, the so called “apps”, available for mobile devices. Organizations of all types, private or public, for profit or not, big or small, have embarked themselves in a fever to develop mobile applications. Many of these organizations (because of its leaders) are showing a lack […]

Over the last few years we all have witnessed the convergence of three industries. Nowadays voice, data (mostly for internet service) and TV services are all provided by a limited number of companies.The days of ATT as phone provider, COX, ComCast or Charter as cable providers and AOL as internet service provider (ISP) are long […]

Que la crisis es real ya no lo discute nadie. Pero si uno abre los ojos ayer por la tarde, después de haberlos tenido cerrados por un año, y ve los resultados de Apple pensaría que la crisis no existe. A pesar de que mucha gente critica sus productos por excesivamente caros, sobre todo si […]

In the November 24, 2008 issue of Fortune magazine there is an article that briefly explains what Research In Motion (RIM), maker of the Blackberries, is trying to do to maintain its current dominance in the smart phone market in the US (Up to July 2008 its market share was 50% and it was the […]

Cuando hablamos de innovación ya todo el mundo asume que no quiere decir nuevas tecnologías, ni investigación y desarrollo, ni brain storming, ni nuevos productos, etc. Ya todos sabemos que hay varios tipos de innovación, desde la puramente basada en la eficiencia a la más revolucionaria. De igual forma los términos Web 2.0, redes sociales, […]

Hace ya unas semanas, del 18 al 22 de Octubre, tuve de nuevo la oportunidad y el lujo de asistir a Pop!Tech, una conferencia similar aTED pero que se celebra en la otra parte del país, en la costa Este, concretamente en Camden, una pequeña localidad costera del maravilloso estado de Maine. Este ha sido mi […]