January 4, 2018

The Amazon Flywheel, Prime, and “The Greatest Showman”

Most discussions of Amazon’s business end up referencing the Flywheel, as shown below:     It depicts the self-reinforcing nature of Amazon’s business — great customer […]
September 27, 2017

What Amazon Prime Day Tells Us About Cloud Computing

Jeff Barr of AWS just published a blog post about Amazon’s July 11 Prime Day and the AWS resources it used during that day. Barr doesn’t […]
September 14, 2017

McKinsey Sounds the Death Knell for IT-as-usual

In the world of corporate management, McKinsey plays the role of The Godfather’s Tom Hagen: a trusted advisor who provides impartial advice. McKinsey’s serves a constituency […]