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How much was Kiko really worth? Oct 11, 2006
Ebay auctions can reveal a lot of interesting and valuable information. Unfortunately, few people bother to study the bid data generated by Ebay auctions and fail to benefit from the patterns hidden there. The web calendaring startup Kiko's auction is a classic example of an opportunity wasted because of insufficient analysis. In Kiko's case, the cost ran into the millions.

Why Good Ideas Fail, Part II Mar 14, 2004
The software industry is pretty harsh on innovative ideas, but this behavior will have to change if the industry wants to survive the onslaught of open source software.

Why Good Ideas Fail Feb 29, 2004
Good ideas need more than a decent implementation to survive, and this article points out some things the software industry is doing wrong.