Alexander the Great Would Have Probably Used Uber

First Published in the Huffington Post 06/16/2015 5:40 pm EDT

In the third century BC there were few things in the world more valuable than books. The “books” of those days were actually handwritten papyrus scrolls and only the highly affluent had access to them. This was before the invention of parchment and subsequently paper. It was […]

Technology Today Is So Much More Than IT

First Published in The Huffington Post: 01/16/2014 12:14 pm EST.  Updated: 03/18/2014 5:59 am EDT.

Pioneering computer scientist Alan Kay once noted that “a point of view is worth 80 IQ points” and it’s disconcerting that some Canadian governments, businesses and so-called experts are falling into an equivalent IQ deficit of outdated language and backward thinking when […]

Telecommuting is one solution to gridlock

First Published in The Toronto Star on Sat Nov 17 2012 By: Paul Barter and Robert Brehl

With all the political hot air surrounding the GTA’s Great Transit Debate, you’d think Rob Ford, Karen Stintz, Tim Hudak and the rest would at least mention how telecommuting could be a cost-effective part of the solution.

It’s as if our subway-building, […]

Is Google the new Berkshire Hathaway?

First Published in the Globe and Mail Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 5:20PM EDT / Last updated Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 7:57PM EDT
Warren Buffett is famously uninterested in modern technology, and yetGoogle Inc. is acting very much like a modern day Berkshire Hathaway, the firm he took control of 50 years ago that has outperformed the S&P 500 […]