About Christopher Koch

Christopher Koch is an Editorial Director at SAP and blogs about technology and business. Follow him on Twitter: @ckochster.

Recent Stories

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Why Can’t Companies Be More Like The Iroquois?

If ever there was a cooperative organization that had less reason to endure until today, it is the Iroquois League. First formed sometime between the 15th and 16th centuries, it brought together five distinct
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The Company That Never Says “No” To Customers

Imagine you ran a company that lets customers specify whatever they want in your products – including using their own materials. You’re probably thinking that the company has…
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4 Ways Companies Can Invest In Sustainability At A Profit

I will never forget the fateful day that I read an article about “environmentally responsible investing.” It led me to take a sizeable chunk of my meager retirement savings and invest it the “Green Fund,” from a mutual fund…
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How The Toughest Business On The Planet Keeps Its Employees Engaged

There is no angrier beast than a male deprived of his cable TV signal when he’s trying to watch [insert name of the important sporting event or movie…
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The Nasty, Stinky Underbelly Of Business Collaboration

The Gobi Desert isn’t much to look at or live in, but it’s a great place to put wind turbines: remote, low in precipitation, and, of course, windy. China’s Sinovel Wind Group became the second largest wind turbine manufacturer…
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6 Freaky, Funny, And Scary Abilities Of Computer Organisms

I intended to write this blog about some of the amazing, helpful, and scary things that robots can do today, but even a quick look at the information out there demonstrates that robot is already an archaic term, like…
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The Worst Source Of Work Conflict

I have two attributes that set me up for conflict with my current colleagues at SAP. First, I worked in small companies for my entire career leading up to 2012,…
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The TV Is No Longer A TV

I am in the vanguard of cord cutters, a small but growing group of cable TV subscribers who have decided to ditch the cable box in favor of a variety of…
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What Pisses Off The Man Who Is The Face Of 3D Printing

MakerBot, a manufacturer of desktop 3D printers priced at the level of a decent laptop, is the best known of companies producing a product that has already been raised…
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The Robot I’d Have A Beer With – After He Takes My Job

The robots are taking over. I know, sounds like a teaser for a 1950s sci-fi movie. But it’s happening. It’s really happening. Actually, it’s starting with just two…