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Mobile Internet and PC Browsing

Yesterday I was reading a slide deck on via Business Insider that pointed out some really interesting things.  A lot of the statistics are from Internet World Stats.  I was unaware of this site until yesterday, but it’s a really valuable resource.  If you like to get more information about internet usage, you might want [...]

What Will You Change This Year? How Will You Grow?

I have a few aspirations this next year. The first is my weight, I’d like to get back to a 165 lb. or so. Less than that is fine, but I think that would be where I should be. Health is a really large aspect of life and it’s time to set [...]

The Difficulty Associated With Scale

When a business just gets started, it has to change very quickly just to survive.  Most companies start and almost immediately begin to see if the product/service they are creating has value and if they can pay their bills on time…or if change is necessary.  Change is actually always necessary, but more on that in [...]

Wait, Why Do I Write This Stuff?

Just finished the last post and it dawned on me that it likely seems quite strange that I’d write these things.  After all, why not just link to an article that, um, articulates these points in a much more thorough and thoughtful manner?  Why not bow to the experts?
A few reasons:
1.  I can.
2.  It helps [...]

Is Money A Commodity?

Well, actually, by definition, money is a commodity.
That’s why it was developed in the first place, to combat the inability to trade unlike skill sets or goods in barter. But the idea that money is a commodity and can go up in value or down in value caught me off guard. It’s yet [...]

Where is Social Media Going?

I had an odd thought today, what if I was the last user of Twitter?
What if everyone left Twitter over the course of a few years ala MySpace (yes I know it still exists and people are there…but you get it)?  I don’t think Twitter is going away and I don’t think Facebook is either. [...]

Favorites

When people have something or someone that they like better than anyone else, they often don’t choose them based on being the absolute best, even if they are.
Think of your favorite sports athlete.  Your favorite movie.  Your favorite pair of socks.
You’ll find that in many situations, it’s not the actual utility of the thing in question.  It’s [...]

Everyone On Earth Will Lie To Your Face

…when they think it’s the truth.
There are a select few who would do that when they know it isn’t.  There are more who would do it when they aren’t sure but want to be right.  Then there are those who wouldn’t take the chance.
Marketers are all of these.
Which kind are you?  Chances are that it [...]

Teachers and Doctors

Last night I got into a good conversation with a couple friends from high school, who happen to be two of the smartest people I know, about health care and education.  We discussed quite a few things, none of us all that educated on either topic, being a mechanical engineer, an astrophysicist and a marketer.  [...]

Ideas and Excitement

My favorite type of coworkers are the ones that have ideas and get excited about them.  They also get excited about things that aren’t their own.  Do you get excited about new ideas?  Do you know people that do?  What do you think about them and how are they percieved in your organization?  A lot [...]

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