Category Archives: Social Business

Would you pay for an adless Facebook?

A few weeks back there was an article on a patent application that Mark Zuckerberg had placed. The patent showed mock-ups to create an ad-less version of Facebook for users wishing to pay to remove the ads. There were a few blogs on the topic ranging from slamming the company to questioning and polling their…

A conference is what you make it

A lot of people will talk about the annual South by Southwest conference as having jumped the shark due to size, innovation or over-sponsorship. While I am sure many of these folks have valid gripes, I’d counter that the conference is still relevant; you just need to cut through the noise. We live in a…

Jack Dorsey sits down talks innovation and more

Reading is fundamental

Over the past two years I participated in a challenge that I heard about on my friend Arik Hanson’s blog to read a set number of books. In each of the past two years I met my goal of surpassing 30 books in the calendar year which helped keep my mind’s creative juices flowing. This…

Are preconceived notions on social media killing your program?

Social media is a very large bell jar. While we might be thinking outside the box in terms of our companies or clients, we’re also boxing ourselves into what the social media bubble is doing. Many times this leaves us blind to go against the gospel of the groupthink tank that is social media. This…

It’s time to put an end to siloed views of social media.

Over the past few weeks the misconstrued debate around social media ownership has been kicked back around. This post from PR Daily helped spark some outcry and others, like Shelly Kramer, threw out some more balanced and level-headed thoughts. With that said, can we agree to end this foolish pissing-contest about social media ownership? Social…

Reviewing Fierce Loyalty

A while back I saw an update or email from the Community Roundtable mentioning an open Q&A with Sarah Robinson on her now book Fierce Loyalty. While the topic sounded interesting, I could not make the chat (damn conflicts) and picked up a copy of the book. When it arrived, I was kind of shocked at the…

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