Everything looks exceedingly complicated. Srouji won’t discuss costs, but Apple’s research and development expenses hit $8.1 billion last year, up from $6 billion in 2014 and $4.5 billion in 2013. Many analysts attribute the rise in large part to chip development. All Srouji will say...Continue reading »
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In fact [Dan] Price’s move was simply a dramatic version of a time-honored and often quite successful business strategy: pay significantly more than market rates and get the cream of the employee crop. Costco’s wages are well above those of Sam’s Club, one of its...Continue reading »
The agency’s customer service operation has been hobbled, too. In late March, the IRS said fewer than 40% of the people who call during this tax season will get through to someone. A decade ago, the figure was 83 percent. The agency is so short...Continue reading »
In no case did we ever need more money for a project to succeed.Continue reading »
The problem is not a surprise request for a quick estimate. The problem is that we are not prepared to give quick estimates. Here is how we did it.Continue reading »
I had a job interview for VP of Development. The interviewing VP with a long history in the industry asked me a simple question: Did I think software development was a repeatable process? I said yes. I won't describe the ensuing discussion except to say I didn't get the job. We didn't even get to talk about project management tools!Continue reading »