Big Tech counts some of the largest, profitable, cash rich, and successful companies worldwide. Google, Facebook, Twitter, Tik-Tok are so successful, Congress is compelled to investigate their inability to prevent spreading mis-information, and to warrant data use & privacy. How did the success of these companies necessitate the government to attempt to put the proverbial horse back in the barn...
We’ve all seen the 2015 TED talk video of Bill Gates predicting our current state of affairs. And subsequently, we’ve all been listening very closely to Bill in his new role as C19 pandemic data-scientist. So, when Gates appeared on national tv last week to give a pandemic assessment update - I put down what I was doing.
Since January, every scientist and health policy expert has pontificated on the pandemic and how you can defend against contracting. There is only one problem – your best (& only) defense against any pandemic is a good offense. If that sounds like incorporating a sports cliché into a post...
Since 2003 I founded and operated a growing B2B Media company – and 10 years before that , a high-tech B2B marketing firm. Over the subsequent 27 years, I watched the business data life-cycle evolve; first with postal, then email, and now digital. History repeats itself. If you want to improve your digital marketing campaigns today, you need look no further for the answer than yesterday:
One of my personal favorites growing up: King Kong vs Godzilla. Of course, King Kong was from Skull Island by way of New York, and Godzilla was from Odo Island Japan – not quite America vs. China but close enough for a 9-year old.
The dust from the dot-bomb explosion is settling, and I start a small (and I mean small) content-marketing company www.businesswatchnetwork (BWN). I vividly recall the first company server in my basement, connected to a 750MB DSL circuit - adjacent the plywood shelving where my 12-year old son’s baseball and hockey equipment waited patiently for the next game.
I’m about as much a scientist, as I am a science denier. If you don’t know exactly what that means, you’re probably not alone. I do have a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northeastern University – but that’s in Marketing. Perhaps that explains why I’m always creating my own hypothesis to test against real-world outcomes.
Contrary to popular belief, there was an evolution of Steve Jobs Management style during his career. Yes that’s right – even Steve Jobs recognized (albeit not publicly) when his Management style failed, and attempted to make course corrections the next time out.
I've had the pleasure of being on the ground floor of several successful technology startups, including the BusinessWatch Network. Having read Richard Branson's recent post, “What Does It Take to Be the Boss? Managers vs. Leaders” I'd like to suggest that determining whether you’re a "Manager" or a "Leader" is a matter of degrees.