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November 30, 2016 4:20 PM

The Mobile Commerce Chicken And Egg Conundrum tagged “Economy”

This was a big week for shopping. Unless you have been living under a rock in North America, we had both Black Friday and Cyber Monday take place this past week. Beyond the riot police and YouTube filming of customer... Read more

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November 25, 2016 6:59 AM

What Problems Are You Solving? tagged “Economy”

Disruption. Automation. Innovation. People are no longer terrified that their jobs are going to be shipped overseas. Oh, don't be fooled. There's still that. Now, technology is also threatening to have our jobs (yes, all of our jobs) become obsolete... Read more

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October 21, 201611:02 PM

The LinkedIn Mastermind Behind The Future Of Work tagged “Economy”

If anyone knows about the state of work and the economy, it would have to be Reid Hoffman. Hoffman is a known entity. He is the co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn. LinkedIn was recently acquired by Microsoft for over... Read more

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August 26, 201611:15 PM

Advertising. Full Steam Ahead. tagged “Economy”

"Advertising is dying. Advertising is dead. Advertising doesn't work." A common theme. A common rant. It's fine to think that advertising doesn't work. It's fine to question it, in a world of spam, terrible infomercials, 30 second spots that are... Read more

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July 21, 201611:53 PM

The Next Economy Company tagged “Economy”

There have been so many changes in business because of technology. We're just getting started. There is no doubt that we have seen massive shifts in how consumers buy, connect and share in the past decade. It's hard to imagine... Read more

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July 15, 2016 3:15 PM

Two Critical Points About The Future tagged “Economy”

Recently I heard two quote about the future that really put things into perspective. This week, Startup Festival was taking place in Montreal. I had the pleasure of interviewing Tobi Lutke (Founder and CEO of the $3+ billion company, Shopify),... Read more

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July 14, 2016 8:05 AM

The Current State Of Advertising's Business tagged “Economy”

Where is the world of advertising at today? It's easy to say that advertising is dead (it's not). Here is something that most people (even the smart business folks that you know) don't realize: advertising spend (paid media) will climb... Read more

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July 5, 2016 7:24 AM

Does Advertising Even Work Any More? Of Course It Does! tagged “Economy”

Today, one of my favorite online publications, Digiday, published the article, Does advertising even work any more? Read the article. Consumers may not like crappy ads (of which, there are plenty). Consumers may not like it when their content is... Read more

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April 1, 2016 6:25 PM

What's A Yahoo? tagged “Economy”

How much time do you spend thinking about Yahoo? I spend a lot of time thinking about Yahoo. Not the Yahoo you used to use as a gateway to the Internet (or for common searches), but the Yahoo of today.... Read more

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December 18, 2015 7:14 PM

The New Newer Economy tagged “Economy”

Have you ever heard of resellers? What about the Supreme brand? People will wait twenty hours in line, and hope that they can get their hands on some kind of product. No, we're not talking about the latest iPhone from... Read more

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October 24, 201311:43 PM

What Is An Entrepreneur? tagged “Economy”

It's a term that so many people are struggling with in this day and age. This week is small business week. With that comes all sorts of staggering information about how important small business is to our economy: More than... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 22, 2013 4:32 PM

You Should Work For Free. You Should Not Work For Free. tagged “Economy”

It is the constant debate of the marketing industry: should you do spec work? There is a phase in the acquisition of a new client that usually requires a marketing agency to spend a lot of time pitching. This pitch... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 31, 2013 4:25 PM

On Death And Dying Brands tagged “Economy”

The new art of branding. How many painters do you know in your city or town? Not the kind with dropsheets and white overalls who will refresh your old basement bathroom with a splashy buckland blue over a long weekend,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 20, 2012 6:55 AM

The Power Of Curiosity And Creativity tagged “Economy”

You must watch this. I had the pleasure of attending a private event, Google Zeitgeist, in Phoenix this past week. There was a star-studded line-up of deep thinkers who came together under the theme, The World Around Us. For two... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 29, 2012 7:47 PM

A Confederacy Of Patent Dunces tagged “Economy”

Things are about to get a whole lot more stupid. There was a lot of online chatter when Google acquired Motorola for $12.5 billion. With Apple and Microsoft developing mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), it made perfect sense for Google... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 17, 201210:32 AM

Planning World Domination With $100 tagged “Economy”

Portland, Oregon seems like the perfect place to hold the World Domination Summit, doesn't it? No, this isn't some kind of Austin Powers joke. The city best known for its unconventional creative thinkers, farmer's market, food carts and people with... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 3, 2012 9:16 AM

Expect Big Changes At Facebook tagged “Economy”

Most companies change dramatically after their initial public offering. There is a reason that Facebook is going public. And while many are speculating as to the reasons by digging through the company's SEC filing, I think Facebook is going public... Read more

By Mitch Joel


November 10, 201110:29 AM

3 Things About Facebook tagged “Economy”

Facebook continues to grow, change, add, adapt and connect us all (whether you like it or not). In the past few weeks there has been three pieces of content that best frame Facebook's place in our society. For some, it's... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 13, 2011 6:33 AM

Kickstart Your Own Economy tagged “Economy”

Can you test the market for a product without ever producing it? CW&T is a self-described, "teeny design studio in Brooklyn" that is basically a two-person operation - designers Che-Wei Wang and Taylor Levy. I have a certain kinship with... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 12, 201012:01 PM

Social Media Is A Big Waste Of Time tagged “Economy”

You know the drill, the minute something becomes popular, some report comes out making claims about how much money is being pulled out of the economy because we're wasting our time on it. Social media is no different. In fact,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


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