Top 10 Security, Business, and Technology books of 2017

I've compiled my annual list of top books.  Not your typical top ten list.  Check it out at OODA Loop


Best Security, Business, and Technology Books of 2016

"Dozens of times per year, I get asked to recommend my favorite books so I couldn’t say no when the OODA Loop team asked me to build on Mark Mateski’s popular Red Teaming book list by providing my top 10 books for 2016. I have very eclectic…


I am Big Data and so are you

Bob Gourley, former CTO of DIA and current CTO of CrucialPoint LLC was guest lecturing at my Georgetown “Information Warfare and Security” class and was discussing mega technology trends when it occurred to me - the next revolution in big data is…


Tim Cook's Freshman Year: The Apple CEO Speaks

"We want diversity of thought. We want diversity of style. We want people to be themselves. It’s this great thing about Apple. You don’t have to be somebody else. You don’t have to put on a face when you go to work and be something different. But…


Siri – the Augmented Intelligence Agent

My latest thinking about Siri over at TechGrid… "Siri does not represent a foray into the realm of artificial intelligence, but rather a necessary stutter-step in that direction which can be more accurately referred to as Augmented Intelligence.…


Facebook devours Twitter - a simple strategy...

Facebook is about to eat Twitter for lunch. I'm slowly recognizing that more and more of my activity is migrating from Twitter to Facebook. I've also been wondering if Apples upcoming IOS 5 integration with Twitter is a strategic mistake on Apple's…


Realizing the Metaverse

I've got some thoughts on virtual worlds just posted on TechGrid: "In reading the book, it really makes one wonder why we haven’t created better instances of virtual worlds in today’s technology environment. The closest thing to the OASIS of…


The impact of emergent technology

From an interview with William Gibson: "One of the things that’s unknowable is how humanity will use any new technology. No one imagines that we’d wind up with a world that looks like this on the basis of the technology that’s emerged in the last…


MacBook Air - the Missing Sync

I'm excited to take a look at the new MacBook Air laptops that Apple released today. Excellent form factor with decent performance might make them the ultimate travel machines. It seems clear that these devices are targeted at folks who already…