Archive for October, 2008

Tribes, Slides, and Vibes

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Since Cadence decided to disappoint us by canceling their earnings announcement and conference call at the last minute, it gives me a chance to share some other cool stuff going on.

Seth Godin released his new book Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us.  If you are a Seth Godin fan, then you’ll need to get this book.  If you don’t know who he is, then you need to get this book too. Trust me.  You can order it on Amazon, or download it on iTunes or get it for Free at

Thanks to Garr Reynolds at Presentation Zen for pointing out a great Slideshare presentation on the credit crisis.

Last, on the topic of Software-as-a-Service for EDA, I wanted to point out a new demo on PDTi’s SpectaReg product. The demo is a little stiff, especially the pre-written copy. I’d rather hear the developer and a user speak honestly and passionately about why this is a cool product. But the fact that Jeremy Ralph is offering this product as SaaS makes him a kindred spirit, so I’ll cut him some slack. Good vibes!

That’s all for now.

harry the ASIC guy