Brian Sommer

Brian is currently CEO of TechVentive, a strategy consultancy serving technology providers and other firms. He is also a research analyst with Vital Analysis.

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The latest corporate dance: Layoffs by the numbers

Not Quite a 12-Step Plan But CloseI was speaking with a top executive of a major software firm this week regarding morale and the economy. She indicated that her firm’s strategy for layoffs follows a predictable pattern:- Step 1 – Do a round of layoffs that cut out a lot of dead wood and kill several programs/initiatives that probably should have been cut some time ago.

January 30, 2009 by


Satyam – Can anything be trusted in Raju’s resignation letter?

Why he couldn’t have acted aloneAccording to the Financial Times, former Satyam chairman Raju may have been quite busy in the deception he orchestrated. In this article, we learn that:The former chairman of Satyam Computer Services inflated the size of the outsourcing company’s workforce by nearly one-quarter and siphoned off the wages of the fake employees, Indian authorities have claimed.

January 25, 2009 by

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