Category Archive for: Leadership

Is it time to be Killing Marketing?

Is it time to be Killing Marketing? Killing Marketing, a new read penned by content marketing aficionados Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose (of the Content Marketing Institute), delves deep into this question and takes it to an ultimate conclusion. Now… this dynamic duo is by no means instructing us to dilute or reduce our marketing efforts…

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John Paul DeJoria – twice homeless, now billionaire philanthropist

John Paul DeJoria – twice homeless, now billionaire philanthropist. If you haven’t seen the movie Good Fortune, it’s a must watch, as it tells the incredible rags-to-riches story of entrepreneur and philanthropist John Paul DeJoria (affectionately known as JP). JP is best recognized for building not one but two exceedingly iconic and mega-successful brands—John Paul Mitchell Systems…

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Data is the New Oil

Data is the New Oil. It isn’t surprising that we are awash with data. What is shocking is the volume of data, as the “global datasphere” is expected to balloon to 44 zettabytes (that’s one trillion gigabytes!) by 2020, and 163 zettabytes by 2025, which marks a tenfold increase over what was created in 2016 (according…

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The iPhone is 10 and ooh how it has changed our lives

The iPhone is 10 and ooh how it has changed our lives. June 29, 2007 – Steve Jobs walked on stage and shocked the world. Like most things Apple, the iPhone wasn’t the first of its kind, but it was a quantum leap beyond the competition and spawned the mobile revolution. So much so, that few…

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4 Unifying Principles could have saved Kodak

4 Unifying Principles could have saved Kodak. Just finished a great book entitled Be Like Amazon: Even a Lemonade Stand Can Do It, and there it was again – the story of Kodak and how they failed to stand by their unifying principles. It still boggles my mind today that a company that dominated our lexicon, was…

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Can Mega-Philanthropy at the hands of Tech Giants make the world a better place?

Can Mega-Philanthropy at the hands of Tech Giants make the world a better place? You hear the promises of a utopic future with a colossal roar. The prevalent players in the tech industry say they want to change the world for the better, and they are not shy about making big claims and promises. Amazon’s Jeff…

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Silicon Valley’s most highly anticipated deck is here – Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report

Silicon Valley’s most highly anticipated deck is here – Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report. Once again Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker brings her rapid-fire briefing and insight to our chaotic planet with her annual bible of Internet trends. This year’s characteristically hefty report includes 355 slides and an absolute wealth of information.…

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Toronto as a Technological Futurescape

Toronto as a Technological Futurescape. What a future-forward couple of weeks for Toronto. First, Uber says they are going to build a new lab for their autonomous vehicles program here. Then, Omers Ventures raises another $300 million fund, taking them over a billion dollars in funding for their startup ventures ecosystem. And, if those aren’t hot…

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Elon Musk TED Talks his way into a BORING Future

Elon Musk TED Talks his way into a BORING Future. And… that’s ‘boring’ as in drilling, not yawning people. I don’t know how he consistently does it, but good old Elon stole the recent TED 2017 event in Vancouver this year, yet again, even garnering more interest than the Pope’s TED Talk (if you can…

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United – Broken Noses do NOT equal Great Customer Service

Hey, United – Broken Noses do NOT equal Great Customer Service. Common sense and customer service were anything but apparent in the United Airlines scandal of recent weeks. Layers upon layers of the “wrong things to do” surfaced in response to the incident after United Airlines forcibly removed a passenger from an overbooked flight and…

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