Archive | January, 2013

Everything I Know About Business I Learned From the Grateful Dead

The holy grail for your company is to have not just customers but to have fanatics. Someone who will buy from you again and again. Someone who will advocate for you. Someone who will make choices in your favor even to their own detriment. I was getting little bored with the usual examples I give [...]

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The New Rules of Blogging

On February 25th, I’ll be speaking at xPotomac in Washington DC about groundswells. I hope to see you there. So, what’s the talk about? I came up with the outline last night so I figured I’d hash it out in this blog post and let it evolve. If you have any suggestions, make ‘em known in the comments. [...]

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Filter Bubbles Created by Blogs and Search Engines

According to an article published in the journal Science entitled “Science, New Media, and the Public” by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers Dominique Brossard and Dietram A. Scheufele, blog comments and the autocomplete suggestions provided by search engines (such as Google Instant results) may produce a psychological bias that alter the way people interpret and make [...]

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Did Apple Steal the Design for iPad From a 90s TV Show?

This post is not so much about Apple stealing a design from a Sci Fi show, but rather about how big sites manipulate your average Internet Joe into wasting his time on nonsense. The anatomy of the manipulation starts with a catchy headline, followed by a weak thesis, and asks the reader for the final [...]

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Insane Loyalty

This awesome wide angle shot is curtesy of Adam Silver There are certain topics that are seldom discussed in polite company. Religion, money, and politics for example. In this session, we will discuss all three. There are primal drives that turn ordinary customers into rabid advocates for you and your brand. Apple, Starbucks, and Oprah [...]

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3 Pronged Strategy to Launch @Cemmerce Into the Stratosphere

This post is written for an audience of one (Dror), but I think the principles apply to most companies looking to make a splash. Continue reading at your own risk. :-p While attending NMX/BlogWorld, I had a chance to meet with the boys from Cemmerce. I had no idea what Cemmerce is, but the Founder Dror and [...]

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Complete Video Guide to Triberr

 The Incredible Triberr-Man, by the marvelous John Garrett Let’s start out by admitting that Triberr is a very weird and unique social network. It takes people few days to get used to it, but I think after you watch this video you get that time down to an hour. To help you get there, Petra Fisher and I sit down for [...]

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Who Are You on Facebook? @zeeblysocialme Has the Answer!

My brother from another mother, Justice Mitchell, posted on his Facebook timeline something about him being a freak. Here’s that post, captured for all eternity (or until the interwebs go away, whichever comes first). It was a link to an interesting little app called Social Me, which analyzes your Facebook activity and spits out a really fun, [...]

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