New strategy for media SW troubled projects…

Given the market value of newspapers, perhaps when a newspaper software project goes wrong, the vendor could simply buy the company? 

Per Jeff’s post here, nothing like the newspaper business for value destruction.  Is there any other industry where the talent is deliberately segregated from the rest of the firm (the old news vs. business “Chinese Wall”)?  And they wonder why the product sucks.

Now, let me pass this troubled project “tip” on to Michael Krigsman…

India Observations: Newspapers here give value for money

Even the Times of India isn’t content to deliver simply national, international, sports, and business news.  It stretches to give you news you can really news — fresh updates on all your Bolly and Hollywood stars.

Real value for money here: it is like getting the Washington Post and National Enquirer on your doorstep every day.  One difference though, the star’s pictures are almost uniformly flattering. 

Not that I would know myself, that’s what other people have told me about the Enquirer, anyway :-)

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