The Idea Wars

The recent patent war between Apple vs Samsung has stirred up the continuing discussion of the idea economy.  There have been many lawsuits around intellectual property, but a nice bookend…

Nobody Wants to Be a Billionaire

And, no, I’m not just being flippant.  Being a millionaire, a billionaire, a zillionaire, or the desire to have a mass amount of wealth is simply a means to something…

4 Reasons Establishing Relationships More Important Than Establishing Sales

I ran into my old pal Brian again.  And, again, he started pitching his weight loss supplements.  And, again, he did not succeed.  I diplomatically explained to Brian that I…

Defining Web Presence for Clients

I recently met with a design client about building their brand online. The first question I asked them was, “What’s your current web presence.” Their answer, “Well, we have a…

Multislacking

  I stumbled upon a new word the other day completely by accident: multislacking. It is the act of doing a lot of without getting anything done. Now, you might…

Facebook and Occam’s Razor

Every month or two, the employees at Facebook run what are known as Hackathons. For 24 hours straight, all the participants try to work on a new project that could…

The Dangers of Dreaming Big

I first met Brian about a few years ago through a friend at a party.  He quickly pitched to me a grand business idea that involved selling video games over…

10 Productivity Tips for Solopreneurs

Solopreneurs by definition work alone.  They are the masters of their domain.  They take orders from no one, and they give orders to no one.  They are 100% accountable for…

What Artists Can Learn From Justin Bieber About Social Media Marketing

I don’t know a single Justin Bieber song, nor do I associate with anyone who knows a Justin Bieber song. I’m just not in that demographic. Yet I know he…

Social Relationships Are More Important Than Social Networks

Social networks existed before Twitter or Facebook. Social networks existed before the Internet or the telephone. Your online followers only make up a part of your total social network. What…

The Next Facebook

After watching the Facebook biopic, “The Social Network” (dir. David Fincher), I started to think about what it would take to become the next Facebook, or Google, or Apple.  Looking…