Stories by Adam Hartung
Why Microsoft is still speculative

Why Microsoft is still speculative

Adam Hartung 1 year ago
“Hope springs eternal in the human breast” (Alexander Pope) As it does for most investors.  People do not like to...
Microsoft’s last stand

Microsoft’s last stand

Adam Hartung 1 year ago
Over the last couple of weeks big announcements from Apple, IBM and Microsoft have set the stage for what is...
Microsoft's $7.2B Nokia mistake

Microsoft’s $7.2B Nokia mistake

Adam Hartung 1 year ago
Just over a week after Microsoft announces plans to replace CEO Steve Ballmer the company announced it will spend $7.2B...
McDonald's & the ghost of Christmas

McDonald’s & the ghost of Christmas

Adam Hartung 1 year ago
How would you recognize signs of a troubled business? Often the key indicator is when leadership clearly takes “more of...
What Steve Jobs would tell Mark Zuckerberg

What Steve Jobs would tell Mark Zuckerberg

Adam Hartung 1 year ago
Mark Zuckerberg was Time magazine’s Person of the Year in December, 2010. He was given that honor because Facebook dominated...
Will Steve Ballmer be a good LA Clippers leader?

Will Steve Ballmer be a good LA Clippers leader?

Adam Hartung 1 year ago
Anyone who reads my column knows I’ve been no fan of Steve Ballmer as CEO of Microsoft.  On multiple occasions...
The Kindle smartphone is a game changer - But not as you think

The Kindle smartphone is a game changer – But not as you think

Adam Hartung 1 year ago
Yesterday Amazon launched its new Kindle Fire smartphone. “Ho-hum” you, and a lot of other people, said.  “Why?”  “What’s so...
Why cost cutting never works!

Why cost cutting never works!

Adam Hartung 1 year ago
Cost cutting never improves a company. Period. We’ve become so used to reading about reorganisations, layoffs and cost cutting that...
Why Groupon needs a new CEO

Why Groupon needs a new CEO

Adam Hartung 1 year ago
Forbes magazine labeled Groupon the world’s fastest growing corporation. And that didn’t hurt the company’s valuation when it went public...
Cisco Must Learn To Deal With Market Shifts

Cisco Must Learn To Deal With Market Shifts

Adam Hartung 1 year ago
. They cite a huge cash hoard (some 25 per cent of market cap) and Cisco's dominance in its historical...
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