Posts Tagged ‘IBM’

  • US Chicken Paw Exports to China

    Playing Chicken With China?

    Sep 19, 12 • 323 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday’s headlines about the US taking China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for unfair auto and auto parts subsidies took me to chicken feet and The Economist’s Sinodependency Index. Knowing the major firms that depend on China for...  [read more]

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    The Augusta National Golf Club and Women

    Apr 7, 12 • 193 Views • No Comments

    Has the value of a woman changed at Augusta National Golf Club? Samuel Palmisano, Louis Gerstner and John Akers are former IBM CEOs with Augusta National Golf Club green blazers. Until now,  the CEOs of all major corporate sponsors of the Masters at Augusta...  [read more]

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    Happy 100th Birthday IBM!

    Jun 16, 11 • 287 Views • No Comments

    Imagine the challenge of implementing the first Social Security system in 1937. 27 million employees and their employers had to be taxed. The basic idea was to collect the money and then redistribute it to current retirees. So everyone got an ID number....  [read more]

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    Watson Wins

    Feb 18, 11 • 240 Views • No Comments

    Playing against Jeopardy champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, Watson, the IBM computer won. Imagine three podiums. One is labeled Ken, the middle one Watson, and the third one, Brad. IBM assured everyone that Watson had no internet access and all three...  [read more]