Watercooler talk: Tale of 2 economies – USA and Australia

Two surprising and shocking news out of USA (one at the start and one at the end of the week) makes us Australians ponder whether we are ready to weather the storm brewing globally. Two major continents/ economies (USA, Europe) are on boiler-plates. The week started with the news of Google’s entry into hardware business (with the acquisition of Motorola Mobility);…

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Watercooler Talk – 04/02/2011

All my own thoughts, all my own opinion. * Gillard government proposal for flood levy will avoid the over-borrowing/ overspending cycle plaguing some of the EU countries. It is far wiser for the government to “earn” additional income to disburse extra spending than borrow/ overspend. Opposition’s idea of scrapping projects like NBN is based on their prejudice rather than based…

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Watercooler Talk 12/12/2010

Some my own talk, some heresay. Mostly my own opinion. But, all my own imagination. * Interesting IT predictions from Gartner for 2011. The entire paper of 30pages costs USD 995. Synopsis here. By 2015, a G20 nation’s critical infrastructure will be disrupted and damaged by online sabotage. By 2015, new revenue generated each year by IT will determine the annual compensation…

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Watercooler talk 12/11/2010

All my own talk, all my own imagination. Barack Obama rode to Washington as Lincoln-incarnate and promising change. He brought about his own downfall by raising expectations sky-high. Placing oneself at par with Lincoln has its own disadvantages. Why do people complain when companies and banks make profit, at the same time when they demand democracy and free economy. If…

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