Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Is predictability returning?

Well, I think it's a little early to say companies are seeing any increase in the visibility of their operations, but I thought it was interesting that both Nissan and Intel today noted that demand seems to have found a new level that allows for additional predictability. As a result, Nissan is restarting some production and Intel said the tech market is becoming increasingly predictable.

Now, the skeptic in me says yes Intel, it is more predictable. You can now predict that your sales will fall 5%/month for the foreseeable future. An optimist my take a different view of the quote.

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On the subject of prediction - an interesting little UK company called www.youniverse.com received another round of financing today ($13.5mil).

If you have 20 minutes to kill, it's an interesting waste of time to take their visual DNA test. Members that take the test can join a social network with other similar personalities, etc. I could see this firm selling their idea to Facebook or Twitter (or more likely, one of these firms should spend 30 minutes coming up with a similar idea).

Cheers!

Traffic update again - Closing in on 2,000 visits this week thanks to Twitter, Facebook and Newzjunky. By far the most visits this year! Keep spreading the word....

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