There’s no perfect way to make a business; there will always be an element of randomness involved. Sometimes one worker’s procrastination can bring production to a grinding halt, but on the other side of that coin, the grinding halt might lead to a decade of success. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach that will work for every business, but there are a few important tips that every … Continue reading Top 5 Tips That’ll Help Your Small Business Succeed
“If your customers use video in every facet of their life why are you using text to market to them?” Have you ever asked yourself this question – how many times do you watch a video in your day-to-day life? We go online to watch videos in all forms – news, sports, events, commercials, films and more. Even when we are at work, most of … Continue reading Online Video vs. Text
A couple of years ago, Mark Hunter watched his savings disappear and credit card bills swell when Hollywood shut down during the writers’ strike. It took a while for Mark, a full time feature film writer, to return to work. In the meantime, his wife had given birth to their first child, and he was already $50,000 in debt from starting a film casting business. … Continue reading Social Lending – taking out the middleman!
Hal 9000, the creepy supercomputer from the book and movie “2001: A Space Odyssey“, was Arthur C. Clarke’s most famous fictional character and most recognizable icon from his long body of work. HAL (Heuristically programmed Algorithmic computer) is an artificial intelligence that interacts with the astronaut crew of the Discovery One spacecraft, usually represented as a red television-camera eye found throughout the ship. HAL 9000 … Continue reading 2012 – the year of the paradigm shift
Argentina was once famous for its bureaucracy, but now if you take the time to sit down and have a cup of coffee with someone then the doors open magically. It’s a country with a complicated history so people are used to helping each other out. Their motto is simple “I do this for you and you do this for me and together we form … Continue reading Argentina Calling!
Viral marketing describes any strategy that encourages individuals or a business to pass on a marketing message to others, creating the potential for exponential growth in the message’s exposure and influence. Like viruses, such strategies take advantage of rapid multiplication to explode the message to thousands, to millions. The ultimate goal of marketers interested in creating successful viral marketing programs is to create viral messages … Continue reading Kolaver Di – Young minds going VIRAL
European small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) should better profit from fast growing emerging markets, such as in China, India, Russia or in regions like South East Asia and Latin America. This is the key issue to overcome the crisis addressed in the European Commission communication ‘Small Business, Big World – a new partnership to help SMEs seize global opportunities’ presented today. The priority for … Continue reading Europe – Small Business, Big World
Economic inequality has been growing steadily for three decades. According to the most definitive data, assembled by economists Emmanuel Saez and Thomas Piketty, the top 1 percent received 10 percent of all U.S. income in 1979. By 2007, just before the Great Recession, that share had risen to 23 percent. What most Americans don’t know, however, is that before the late 1970s, inequality had been … Continue reading The war against Economic inequality – Occupy Wall Street
In the past 25 years, CEOs of many major corporations have relied on a flawed set of beliefs to lead their organizations. This set has influenced them to place way too much emphasis on maximizing shareholder value and not enough on generating value for society. Today we are mired in the Great Recession, which was brought about by the near collapse of the financial system. … Continue reading A New Set of Beliefs for CEOs
Load Up the Company Van: Karen Littman, writer, producer, and founder of educational computer game designer Morphonix, says that when she wants to help her employees be more creative, she takes them out of the office. “If possible, don’t put people around the conference table,” Littman said. “Twice a year we rent a beach house. I think being out of the office jump starts your … Continue reading Brainstorming Techniques