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Rethinking the LAMP stack — Drupal Disruptive Open Source Part 2

Is Drupal a Disruptive Technology? What if Harvard College takes on Notre Dame in football. Of course we can beat them; after all, they’re only men. —Professor Harry H. Hansen, Harvard Business School, on understanding the limits of the possible. There is a lot of talk, some would say hype, about Drupal being enterprise-ready. Certainly …

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Drupal Disruptive Open Source: Part I — From Brobdingnag to Lilliput Business

Drupal Disruptive Open Source: Part I — From Brobdingnag to Lilliput

Is Drupal a Disruptive Technology? Drupal’s founder, Dries Buytaert, in his keynote at the 2010 San Francisco Drupalcon, asked the rhetorical question: Is Drupal a disruptive technology? Product improves to serve more demanding markets. Image: Sun Blogs. The term, “disruptive technology,” was coined by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen and popularized in his best …

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But is it fun?

Customers don’t want a 1/4-inch drill; they want a 1/4-inch hole. So said Ted Levitt and his article, “Marketing Myopia,” stands as a classic. In my own experience at Hewlett-Packard Medical Electronics, our engineers were positively charmed by their inventions, but what the savvier marketing folks understood was that the patient’s vital signs were not …

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The HP Way – more than a myth

The HP Way is legend. It was Hewlett-Packard’s set of guiding principles – a sort of yardstick – a road map. I had not been with the firm very long when I first heard the words HP Way. At an HP staff meeting, a manager berated one of the team. The subordinate responded without blinking, …

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Going back to DuPont

“You can’t go home again,” wrote Thomas Wolfe. In the next several weeks I will be blogging on my memories of starting out – my first position out of college – and how I chanced to be hired by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc., of Wilmington Delaware. I hope this will …

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