Work And Learn

Mark Goldenson started an internet TV network for games called PlayCafe 18 months ago. Things didn’t work out exactly as planned. Thankfully for others walking the entreprenurial path, Goldenson isn’t afraid to air his laundry in public. In fact, he’s offering a “post-mortem” on Venture Beat. Two of his 10 points really ring a bell […]

Self-Realization In Tough Times

Serial entrepreneur, Jason Calacanis, is a character I’d like to have lunch with. He talks straight and straight talk is what we need more of in this politically correct, “we’re all winners” culture. Writing about the entrepreneur’s innate fortitude in BusinessWeek, he says: You see, there are two types of entrepreneurs in this world: real […]

Today In Twitterverse: Tweet For Your Life

Twitter has evangelists, but few are more prominent than Tony Hsieh, the Tweet slinging CEO of Las Vegas-based Internet shoe purveyor, Zappos. photo courtesy of Laughing Squid After kicking it with Ev, last week in DC, Hsieh looked inward and was delighted by what he saw. At Zappos, we have 10 core values that act […]

Grateful To Be In Business

Stephen prosper in his time Well he may and he may decline -Robert Hunter I was talking with an old friend this morning about honoring our experience seeing live Grateful Dead shows. I suggested it might be beneficial to openly state that it was an important part of our development as people and as businessmen. […]

IBM Seeks To Solve World’s Pressing Problems

Can we pause a minute to reflect on the IBM brand? What’s your perception of this important company? You’d have lots of company if you said, “conservative,” “entrenched,” or “no longer relevant.” You’d also be way off mark. Business Week is offering an optimism-filled story about IBM and its plans to capitalize on the worldwide […]

Drop The Scooter And Head To Cinci

Google and P&G—two companies with vastly different cultures—have been swapping workers this year in effort to learn from one another and to tighten bonds between the two firms. According to The Wall Street Journal closer ties are crucial to both sides. P&G, the biggest advertising spender in the world, is waking up to the reality […]

Makers Of Media, Please Stand And Identify Yourselves

It was fortunate that Ad Age had a reporter in place to hear Ted McConnell, general manager-interactive marketing and innovation at Procter & Gamble Co. speak at a Nov. 15 forum on digital media presented by the Ad Club of Cincinnati Let’s examine his radical humanist point of view: Mr. McConnell pointed to the drumbeat […]

Milquetoast for Breakfast, Milquetoast for Lunch…

Agency execs are a conservative lot when it comes to pitching ideas. That’s the latest news from a study by Menlo Park, Calif.-based executive staffing firm Creative Group. According to Marketing Daily, marketing executives–whose products and services are at stake–said they needed to push for more risky marketing strategies. Sixty-five percent of survey respondents who […]