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February 26 2011Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Why IBM’s Watson Computer is Still a Moron

“The computer is a moron” – Peter Drucker   Computer programming technology is still dominated by “if - then” logic.  That means computers are still using logic (human programmed) to determine the answer to a question which must be part of a pool of answers.  If the answers are not in the pool, the computer will not find the answer.  Where humans diverge from computers is the emotional intelligence we bring to an issue or ...
February 21 2011Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Hugh Hefner, Sherlock Holmes & Indiana Jones: Making the Case for Mobile Intelligent Content

The navigation system on her phone has turned her life around.  Judy, a 50 year old woman feels like a new person. She can now go where ever she wants because the navigation software on her phone is intelligent enough to recognize where she is and where she wants to go.  But for her it’s more than that.    The augmented reality overlays from Route 66 allowed her to follow a virtual car on her mobile to her destination.  ...
February 7 2011Posted by: Mark Fidelman

VC’s Gone Wild: Yes, Sometimes it is the Product

It’s not easy disagreeing with one of the most respected VC’s.  In fact a lot of what Mark Suster writes in his Techcrunch post on Salespeople excuses is accurate.  But it’s what I call a Swiss cheese article.  It looks good but is full of holes.  Blaming the sales team is usually the first thing most VC’s or startup CEO’s do when addressing a poor performing company.  Usually it’s because they are easiest to ...
February 2 2011Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The Top 30 Most Respected Venture Capitalists (infographic)

A guide for Entrepreneurs There is a lot of content created by the Venture Capital community that has helped countless entrepreneurs.  In fact, one of my favorites is How Andreessen Horowitz Evaluates CEOs. I recently stumbled upon the article again and it reminded me of an article I’ve been meaning to write for my entrepreneurial friends.   We’ve all heard the horror stories (fairly or unfairly) of how Venture Capitalists have screwed over ...