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May 12, 2024

Monday's Musings: Margin Compression - Tech Vendors Are You Leading The Way Or In The Way?

Technologies for the enterprise have often been seen as enablers for disruption and change.  Over the past five decades as one technology or vendor would come to prominence and dominate a market, challengers would apply new technologies or business models to topple the legacy market and create new markets.  Silicon Valley built its credibility on these disruptive market entrants.  This cycle would continue to repeat itself until the next challenger became the market leader and struggle to hold on to its lead while meeting the demands of investors and the market.

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May 5, 2024

Monday's Musing: When The Hunters Become The Hunted

Expect Software Giant Hunters To Soon Be The Hunted In A Digital Giant's Quest For Growth

Six of the Magnificent Seven (Microsoft, Apple, Nvidia, Alphabet [Google], Amazon, Meta [Facebook]) stocks have entered the four comma club -over $1 trillion in market cap.  With a combined market cap of over $13.2 trillion, these six players continue to defy physics with continuous quarters of double digit organic growth.  Digital giants by definition have deployed five key strategies:

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March 18, 2024

New Analysis: Nvidia GTC 2024 Is The Davos of AI

New Chips, New Business Models Ahead In Accelerated Computing

Nvidia stock is up 267% YoY.  With over 10,000 people in physical attendance and up to 100,000 people virtually attending, this could be the largest AI conference. All eyes on the next wave for AI with CEO Jensen Huang ready to keynote at 1:00 pm PT at the SAP Center in San Jose.  The key things to look for in the keynote:

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March 17, 2024

Monday's Musings: Will AI Force Centralized Scarcity Or Create Freedom With Decentralized Abundance?

Age of AI Ushers Exponential And Transformational Power In The Hands Of A Few

Society has often swung from centralization to decentralization and back in the distribution of power and rights.  Living in a culture of abundance versus a culture of scarcity can alter the prioritization of decisions, the quality of interactions, and the overall optimism or pessimism of a society.  AI has the power to transform societies for both good and evil.

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January 14, 2024

Monday's Musings: Trust In The Age of AI

Enter AI And The Real Fourth Industrial Revolution

Running out of ideas to inspire, a false fourth industrial revolution was coined by the World Economic Forum. The move to digitization and digital transformation was a necessary half-step to the move towards AI.  While some will now profess that the Fifth Industrial revolution is AI, AI is more exponential than the internet or the fake fourth industrial revolution.  The dawn of the fourth industrial revolution begins with AI. This Cognitive Era will be with us for decades to come

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January 13, 2024

Event Report: Rebuilding Trust - The 2024 Davos Agenda

The World Economic Forum's Four Themes Seek To Rebuild Trust

The 54th annual convening at Davos brings 2700 delegates from over 130 countries to officially attend the World Economic Forum’s event.  Meanwhile, an additional 5000 individuals join events around Davos in a series of programing known as UnDavos.  This year’s official Davos proceedings center on four main themes: