Social networks will displace business processes,... →
smarterplanet: from the report’s Executive Summary “Socialized business process” — the idea of adding social tools to traditional business processes — is unlikely to work in the long term. The enterprise is now transitioning to social network–based communication as introduced by social tools, and there is a fundamental conflict in communication models with business-process-centric business. The...
People don’t read ads. People read what interests them – sometimes it’s an ad.– The 5Cs of Really Great Content Marketing (h/t om)
Go forth and disrupt.
It’s time to change the face of __(insert industry here)__.
The Store Is Media And Media Is The Store... →
futuristgerd: In a post-Internet, post-mobile world of one click access, the distribution of products has all but ceased to be the issue. When one of something can be efficiently shipped to anyone, anywhere, the question of where the sale takes place is rapidly becoming moot. In other words, in the long-term, sales of product simply can’t be the primary strategic purpose or metric for the...
‘This is a generation of kids that grew up with data science around them —...– Universities Offer Courses in a Hot New Field - Data Science - NYTimes.com (via infoneer-pulse) Big data.
The spread of computers and the Internet will put jobs in two categories. People...– Marc Andreessen | How the internet is making us poor – Quartz (via courtenaybird)
Companies looking to drive traffic to their core brand sites should strongly...– Experian 2011 Social Media Consumer Trend and Benchmark Report (via alexcarantza)
Just A Note
Great companies find, grow and keep their employees.
Build a great product for people who will grab it out of your hand.– Steve Blank during his SXSW talk, as relayed by J.J. Colao of Forbes. Also great, with regard to doing press: Even talented, hardworking CEOs and founders can get caught up in the hype. Why? Blank lists seven reasons: 1. Ego 2. Ego 3. Ego 4. Vanity metrics 5. Attract talent 6. Get funding ...
Understand the social network not as your new water cooler, but as your new...– IBM CEO Ginni Rometty: Gaining Competitive Advantage in the New Era of Computing « A Smarter Planet Blog (via smarterplanet)
China becomes world’s top oil importer →
emergentfutures: US net oil imports dropped to 5.98m barrels a day in December, the lowest since February 1992, according to provisional figures from the US Energy Information Administration. In the same month, China’s net oil imports surged to 6.12m b/d, according to Chinese customs. Full Story: Financial Times
The Boston Consulting Group reckons that in areas such as transport, computers,...– Manufacturing: The third industrial revolution | The Economist (via futuristgerd)
Everyday a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Everyday morning a lion wakes up, it knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle, but when the sun comes up, you better be running.
The takeover, break’s over. “The takeover, break’s over.” - Jay-Z
“Go farther, go further, go harder. Is that not why we came? And if not, then why bother?” - Jay Z - “Mr.Carter”
Our path to $1M in sales
wiwillia: Just over nine months ago, armed with a few beta users and a short wait list, we launched Teespring to the world. The concept was simple: Kickstarter for custom t-shirts. Instead of dropping thousands of dollars to get your tees screen printed and trying to figure out how to get them to your buyers, all you had to do was come to Teespring, design your tee, set a goal (the higher the...
Sports teams with losing records still pay their talent at the market rate.
By 2015, more Americans will access the internet through mobile devices than...– Says prediction by International Data Corporation. (via An A List Apart Article and slantback)
Would you work for a great company or create a great company?
David Hauser: 25 Entrepreneurs Tell What They Wish... →
davidhauser: Hindsight is 20/20. When you look back on any project or endeavor, you get a better idea of what was important and what wasn’t. The same is true with startups. After working on a business for a year or two or more, you have a better idea about what was worth worrying about and what wasn’t as big…
Asia-Pacific is expected to surpass North America in total ad spending in 2014,...– Asia-Pacific Poised to Dominate World Ad Market - eMarketer
Winning the Distribution Game
The mobile industry fascinates me, there’s so much opportunity and growth to be made in this space. One of the things that fascinates me is the distribution aspect of obtaining apps. With many apps out there (seriously), it’s really hard for a developer to get the word out and make his or her mark above the rest. Creators have to analyze break points and come up with a strategy as to...
The dawn of the digital enterprise →
ibmsocialbiz: Characteristics of the future enterprise, based on digital transformation— Sustained innovation: increased specialization Relationship-based: open & collaborative Fading hierarchy: diminished command & control Adaptive: flexibility in operating and business models Engagement driven: Experiential versus transactional Insight driven: Prescriptive Design...
“In technology the more things change, the more they stay the same. You cannot ever rest. Because the big change that is going to upset your nice apple cart is right around the corner. Today that is mobile. Tomorrow, who knows? I am trying like hell to figure out what that will be and jump on it. Because that’s how you play this game.” - Fred Wilson on Mobile
Get on a Rocket Ship
“When companies are growing quickly and they are having a lot of impact, careers take care of themselves. And when companies aren’t growing quickly or their missions don’t matter as much, that’s when stagnation and politics come in. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on.” - Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO Read...
The Billion Dollar Mind Trick: An Intro to... →
Note: I’m proud to have co-authored this post with Jason Hreha, the founder of Dopamine, a user-experience and behavior design firm. He blogs at persuasive.ly Yin asked not to be identified by her real name. A young addict in her mid-twenties, she lives in Palo Alto and, despite her addiction,
Are You Winning the Context War?
Awesome approach by Warby Parker to help market their brand. Great video by HAIM.
"Stay far from timid. Only make moves when your...
- Notorious BIG
Firefox is not competition, it’s an advertising channel. Searches from Firefox...– Reddit user odd84 gives an excellent explanation of why Google does the things they do, including paying $300 million annually to Mozilla to keep Google as the default search provider in Firefox. (via world-shaker)