30 Sep, 2010 | by Richard Vinhais
Just as Google is synonymous with search, anyone remotely plugged into the now will tell you that Facebook is synonymous with social networking. Or even “The Social Network”, according to the new Columbia Pictures film. One thing is for sure: Facebook is here to stay, whether you like it or not.
The evolution of Facebook since its inception back in 2004 has been nothing short of miraculous. A service once focused exclusively on connecting college students has grown into a virtual community used by practically everyone. I mean everyone! Have you ever taken a moment to ask yourself: “Just how big is facebook?” Well, the following five statistics may provide some meaningful perspective: continue reading »
8 Nov, 2005 | by Richard Vinhais
The Harvard Business Review classic article called “The End of Corporate Imperialism”, written by C.K. Prahalad and Kaenneth Lieberthal was passed along to me sometime ago and figured I’d comment on this nice piece of work. Below is a summary and personal assessment…
This pointed article discusses the realization that growth inspired multinational corporations will have to compete in the emerging markets of China , India , Indonesia and Brazil . As these developing countries grow rapidly the necessity to penetrate these markets are apparent as MNC’s clamor for new market share. The article presents the concept of an imperialist mind-set which in their meaning depicts MNC’s of the 80s looking to explode onto the emerging market scene with old products. Not to mention and old mindset such as “we can still squeeze some profits out of these sunset technologies”. continue reading »