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Richard Hackathorn

Welcome to my blog stream. I am focusing on the business value of low latency data, real-time business intelligence (BI), data warehouse (DW) appliances, use of virtual world technology, ethics of business intelligence and globalization of business intelligence. However, my blog entries may range widely depending on current industry events and personal life changes. So, readers beware!

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Dr. Richard Hackathorn is founder and president of Bolder Technology, Inc. He has more than thirty years of experience in the information technology industry as a well-known industry analyst, technology innovator and international educator. He has pioneered many innovations in database management, decision support, client-server computing, database connectivity, associative link analysis, data warehousing, and web farming. Focus areas are: business value of timely data, real-time business intelligence (BI), data warehouse appliances, ethics of business intelligence and globalization of BI.

Richard has published numerous articles in trade and academic publications, presented regularly at leading industry conferences and conducted professional seminars in eighteen countries. He writes regularly for the BeyeNETWORK.com and has a channel for his blog, articles and research studies. He is a member of the IBM Gold Consultants since its inception, the Boulder BI Brain Trust and the Independent Analyst Platform.

Dr. Hackathorn has written three professional texts, entitled Enterprise Database Connectivity, Using the Data Warehouse (with William H. Inmon), and Web Farming for the Data Warehouse.

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tdp logo.pngFun romp through modern times! You had to listening carefully. Blink that you would miss a crucial twist of history. Best way to summarize Stein is with tidbits here and there...

 td-BenStein.png"Credit Default Bond is a cap pistol hooked to a nuclear bomb. We just do not know whether deficit spending, stimulus funding and the like is working. We just don't know... We just don't know... Ben paused to sip Throat Coat from Whole Foods. "What is the world going to be like when Iraq has a nuclear bomb? What is the world like for my son? Is global warming valid? We are not allowed to debate it? A serious serious serious problem in the collapse of education! I have observed the decline in our education. One fourth of high-graduate is able of only 'C' level college math. Let me tell you about a conversation I had with two young folks... about WWII, Germany, Russia, and where big trees grow! Sad! Our top economic advisers did us a huge disservice.

Ben finished with a tribute to our arm forces and police... "Where is salvation coming? The real stars are young people who are putting on body armor... I visit Walter Reed hospital and then national cemetery. A quote that I always remember... We asked God to bless this great country. In this world, God's work has to be our work.


Posted October 21, 2009 8:42 AM
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Several people came up to me after Ben Stein's talk saying that his remarks truly offended them. It is particularly from international attendees (a third of the people) that could not relate to his US-centric perspectives (and insights). Also, US folks who did not agree with his political opinions. I felt that I needed to add this comment to balance the above blog.

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