Business

Landing on a social networks homepage youll see a description of what the network can do for you. Its often short and well thought out. After all, it sets the frame around how you think of the service. Yet, G+ doesnt seem to know how it helps you: Theres no sign of a description on [...]

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Google has given away a considerable competitive advantage. And its already being used against them. Mobile traffic is predicted to grow 26-fold from 2010-2015. The era of the mobile has already arrived, undoubtably. A ton of animals on my farm have smart-phones, and this is only going to increase! If you didnt already know, mobile [...]

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We are in the 1st inning of a big, world-wide, cultural shift from reliance on large institutions (govt corp or otherwise) to individual empowerment in business and otherwise. companies that take advantage of this will win big. 1. Individual Business/revenue Etsy/ebay/cafepress etc is a great start but I think there are many many more opportunities. [...]

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I am often approached by start up guys who want some advice and feel compelled to pay for it. I never, ever accept payment and always receive it as a compliment which soothes my vanity immeasurably.

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I think CEOs are screwing up by viewing board meetings, board dinners, board calls, email, Yammer and any other communication and collaboration mechanisms as boxes to check, and not tools in their toolboxes. Who in their right mind says every eight weeks, I should really use a hammer, so I will figure out something to [...]

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First, everybody involved in any company wants to achieve success success as measured by making money together and in all the other psychic currencies in which success is traded. Never, ever lose sight of that objective. Repeat it often. Never forget it. Remind people. If your Board meetings become bored meetings, then you are [...]

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I think this actually goes way beyond good friends. The reality is that with the internet, email, and cell phones we have dramatically increased our circle of people we communicate with but we have become less communicative. I read an article the other day about how if you send resumes to companies via the internet [...]

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I wonder if this is not a strategy problem and an evolving society issue. 1. Netflix gave a solution to a problem that every one wanted, but the pricing was not in line with what they needed. So they decided to charge more. While we were getting the service for free, and we wanted it [...]

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The Board meeting is the province of the Board and should be controlled and led by the Board Chairman acknowledging that almost all of the preparatory work is going to be done by management. The Board agenda should have time allocated for an independent Directors chat, brainstorming, an educational topic and a parking lot.

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A partnership is both a specific legal entity and an intellectual approach as to how a business is going to be run. There is a huge difference between how a business is owned (legal entity) and how it is going to be run (operational considerations).

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