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January 20, 2017 3:56 PM

The Pride And Prejudice Of Shopify tagged “Silicon Valley”

This is a true story... Many, many years ago a dear friend, mentor and local community leader asked if I would be interested in meeting someone he liked and knew for years. This young man was recently out of college... Read more

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January 19, 2017 4:30 PM

Ad Agencies Are Not Dying. In Fact, It's Quite The Opposite tagged “Silicon Valley”

Just what, exactly, is going on in the marketing industry? Almost three years ago, our digital marketing agency, Twist Image, was acquired by the largest marketing communications network in the world, WPP. Nearly two years ago, we changed our name... Read more

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January 11, 2017 3:50 PM

Quality And Speed Don't Have To Collide tagged “Silicon Valley”

"Those are all great ideas, but we need something in market fast." It's the toughest part of the conversation, when you're in the marketing agency business. It's not a question of quality ideas over time, it's the erosion of the... Read more

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January 5, 2017 2:10 PM

The Medium Is/Is Not The Message tagged “Silicon Valley”

Finding the right place to get your content to resonate has never been easier. Still, finding the right place for your content to resonate has never been harder. Let's go back. Let's go way back. In the late eighties, I... Read more

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December 13, 201611:00 PM

Working In A More Connected Space tagged “Silicon Valley”

There is an irony happening in the modern workplace. Many claim that they no longer need the office and the business infrastructure of yesteryear to get things done. Connectivity has changed everything. All of us can work from from anywhere.... Read more

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December 9, 2016 9:47 AM

Clay Shirky Is Back (And He's Taking On China) tagged “Silicon Valley”

What do you really know about China, smartphones, business and how it impacts the world? There are only a handful of truly original, influential and innovative modern thinkers when it comes to business, media and technology. If there were a Mount... Read more

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December 2, 2016 3:11 PM

The 15 Best Business Books Of 2016 tagged “Silicon Valley”

The time has come. What have you been reading? From my side of the bookmark, 2016 saw a slew of new and interesting business books for us to devour. Here are my personal top fifteen business books of 2016... in... Read more

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November 26, 2016 5:18 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #336 tagged “Silicon Valley”

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete... Read more

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November 4, 201612:07 PM

Is Silicon Valley Losing Its Shine And Innovation? tagged “Silicon Valley”

There's gold in them there hills... In another time, people put their lives at risk to head out to the wild west. The risk? The reward? Gold! Opportunity... a new life... the richness. Sounded so exciting. For the past few... Read more

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October 21, 201611:02 PM

The LinkedIn Mastermind Behind The Future Of Work tagged “Silicon Valley”

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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October 15, 2016 7:55 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #330 tagged “Silicon Valley”

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete... Read more

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October 8, 2016 7:45 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #329 tagged “Silicon Valley”

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete... Read more

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September 3, 2016 6:34 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #324 tagged “Silicon Valley”

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete... Read more

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August 12, 2016 7:40 AM

How Ideas Bounce From One Person's Head To Another. tagged “Silicon Valley”

How do ideas get shared? How does that change in a digital economy? Evan Williams has done more than you. He's done more than me. In fact, he's currently doing more than most people will do in a lifetime. Here's... Read more

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June 13, 2016 8:16 AM

We're Nearing The End Of Cables tagged “Silicon Valley”

Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is... Read more

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May 13, 201611:18 PM

Disruption Of Disrupted tagged “Silicon Valley”

Opinions are not facts. Perspectives are not reality (they're personal). I read Dan Lyons book, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble, and really loved it. It's a real page-turner. It was well-written. It was funny. It was fast-paced. It shed... Read more

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March 31, 201611:26 PM

Mobile Breaks Search... And Your Brand tagged “Silicon Valley”

Mobile could well be the last true computing platform. Not smartphones, but mobile. The ability to be connected (with high speed and consistency) anywhere and everywhere. This is nothing new. This is not an original thought. It was an original... Read more

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March 30, 201611:38 PM

I, For One, Welcome Our Algorithm Overlords tagged “Silicon Valley”

Are you done with Instagram? Earlier this week, Instagram (owned by Facebook) announced that it would be testing a new algorithm in the feed. What does that mean, in plain non-Silicon Valley English? It means that instead of getting the... Read more

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July 22, 2015 6:58 AM

Kill Your Managers tagged “Silicon Valley”

What is this Holacracy of which you speak? If there's one thing that businesses are constantly looking for, it's a better (and more efficient) way to manage its people. We've moved from the industrial age to the Internet age, and... Read more

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April 24, 2015 7:14 PM

All Businesses Can Act Like They're From Silicon Valley tagged “Silicon Valley”

Corporate culture is a huge part of what makes a business successful. There's a statement that no single business professional would ever challenge. The problem, of course, is that cultures are often hard to control, understand and nurture. Sometimes they... Read more

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