About Christopher Koch

Christopher Koch is Editorial Director of the SAP Center for Business Insight. An experienced journalist and analyst, he blogs about the intersection of business and technology. Follow him on Twitter: @ckochster.

Recent Stories

Hate Formal Corporate Training? Go Guerrilla On It.

Hate Formal Corporate Training? Go Guerrilla On It.

Training has devolved into something that we hate: Most often it’s packaged courses on how to use software or hopelessly generalized, one-off Webinars designed to reach the maximum number…
Hunter S. Thompson

The Future of Healthcare: When Your Genome Says Go Completely Gonzo

Hunter S. Thompson, the prototypical gonzo journalist, was not known for being concerned about his health. He left a powder trail of controlled substances in his wake as he careened across the West in the early 70s, recounting…
emerging markets

Emerging Markets: 5 IT Pitfalls To Watch For

We all know that in real estate it’s all about location, location, location. Turns out that the same principle applies to doing business in the cloud in emerging markets. It…
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The Secret Of Business Networking Success: Native Intelligence

Part of the reason I love social media is that I don’t have to do must work to find something of interest. I can go to Twitter, for example, and read the tweets of my personal list of
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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
the company that never says no to customers

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…
angry man

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…
wind turbine

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…