Posts by deborahswan

Five Questions with Michele Thompson

BMD Media Consulting’s CEO wields an analogy-laden vernacular to describe her firm’s Web services strategy. Web services firms such as BMD Media Consulting have long attached adjectives like “revolutionary” and “disruptive” to business webs, or the concept of breaking down your company’s products and services into chunks, combining them with other assets and reselling them as entirely new products. Given current market conditions, revolution and disruption are possibly the last things on the minds of most

Gucci Case Spells Trouble for ISPs

The fashion empire is hauling Mindspring into court for copyright infringement. ISPs beware. If the enervated economy and crumbling stock market haven’t already cast enough uncertainty on the Internet service provider industry, a recent lawsuit might tip it over the edge. The case involves the Gucci fashion empire vs. Hall & Associates (owners of www.goldhaus.com, a jewelry e-commerce site) and Mindspring (an ISP now owned by EarthLink). Gucci claimed in federal court that Hall is guilty

What I Did for Prada

If you’re going to do whatever it takes to make it to the top, the least you deserve is an expensive pair of Italian high-heel open-toe shoes. I will admit it: There have been times when I have undermined women in the workplace. Early in my career, I learned the rush of being the only woman in a meeting. When I started in the CD-ROM business, working with rock groups, I wore jeans and a T-shirt

Save Farm Creek

Rowayton is a coastal village in Norwalk, Connecticut which is roughly 40 miles from New York City. It is known as one of the wealthiest zip codes in Connecticut and perhaps one of the most expensive communities in the US. According to Forbes the (2018) Median Home Price is $4,276,462. Perhaps this provides a surprise to local architect Bruce Beinfield of Beinfield Architecture, a construction and property management firm, who wants nothing more than to build