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July 11, 2014 3:30 PM

Why The Future Of Technology Is Google tagged “Venture Capital”

Yes, Google Fan Boy Alert. It's happening now. Look beyond the stock price. Look beyond search advertising as their printer of money. Google is a part of so many fascinating aspects of where society and technology are intersecting, that my... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 30, 2014 8:17 PM

An Insider's View Of Silicon Valley tagged “Venture Capital”

What's it like to be friends with Mark Zuckerberg? What's it like to invest in Oculus Rift four months before Facebook acquired it? Ben Horowitz has seen it all and he's at the epicenter of some of Silicon Valley's biggest... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 27, 201411:48 PM

The Most Impressive Trends In Digital Media tagged “Venture Capital”

If there is one deck of slide that marketers should be paying attention to, it is this one. Marketing nerds (like me), wait for Mary Meeker to deliver her annual Internet trends report. The Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers venture capitalist... Read more

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March 4, 2014 9:22 AM

The Secret Life Of Social Media tagged “Venture Capital”

Shhhh, don't tell anybody anything (even though I just posted this secret online for anyone to see). It has been brewing for some time, and it's a difficult trend for businesses not to understand and embrace. As much as our... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 21, 201412:54 PM

What's Bigger Than Big Data? tagged “Venture Capital”

How's your big data business strategy coming along? I jokingly tell colleagues in the marketing world, that you can't throw a professional marketer down a flight of stairs these days without the words "big data" tumbling out of their pockets.... Read more

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June 19, 201310:23 PM

The World Of Change(d) tagged “Venture Capital”

The world is changing. The world has changed. Trolling through the news on Business Insider, I stumbled upon their chart of the day titled, Time Spent Watching Video On Mobile Devices Has Doubled In The Last Year. That some exponential... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 22, 2013 7:03 PM

On Leadership, Courage... And Sucking tagged “Venture Capital”

It's the kind of thing that just sticks to your brain. I have mentioned this before, but I am a huge fan of Kevin Rose's (ex. Digg and now Google Ventures) video podcast called, Foundation. The problem with podcasts -... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 15, 2013 8:38 PM

Tracking, Personalization And Screams Of Privacy tagged “Venture Capital”

Any tracking of information of consumers without the consent of your consumer is a breach of privacy, right? In my forthcoming business book, CTRL ALT Delete (out May 21st, 2013), I go in-depth on the notion that consumers need to... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 13, 2013 8:06 PM

The Mobile-Only Strategy Imperative tagged “Venture Capital”

How long will the personal computer - as we have known it to date-  be relevant? If you look at any data points surrounding mobile (and putting it in context on a global level), it seems like nobody is using... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 1, 2013 8:17 PM

The Road To Being A Billionaire tagged “Venture Capital”

If you don't know who Tony Hsieh is, you have to read this... I've blogged about Hsieh before. You probably know him as the CEO of Zappos. Zappos was acquired by Amazon for over one billion dollars in 2009. Prior... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 11, 2012 7:39 PM

Quirky Turns Us All Into Sharks And Dragons tagged “Venture Capital”

Have you ever seen the TV show Shark Tank or Dragon's Den? Being an entrepreneur is hotter than ever. Individuals are starting to realize that global economic forces are abound, and that the sanctity of a traditional office job with... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 26, 2012 4:51 PM

Are Startups The Future Of Media? tagged “Venture Capital”

Who holds the future of media in their hands? If you take a serious look at the media world, there are only a handful of significant players. While it may be easy to define "significant" as a company doing interesting... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 24, 2012 7:47 AM

The Next Billion-Dollar Startup tagged “Venture Capital”

The truth about Instagram. There wasn't a building high enough for me to jump off of when I first heard about Facebook acquiring Instagram for a billion dollars two weeks ago. I know that sounds extreme, but I'm honest enough... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 27, 2012 1:17 PM

The Start-Up Of You tagged “Venture Capital”

Welcome to Generation Flux. The January 2012 cover story of Fast Company magazine was all about Generation Flux. You've head of Gen X, Gen Y and more, but what is Generation Flux? Our business world has been through some tumultuous... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 7, 2012 4:01 PM

How To Get Started As A Business Leader tagged “Venture Capital”

Your life and your success is not obvious. It's not a given. It's not a direct path. I often say that the best careers in marketing (specifically the ones that have a digital/new media slant) are very squiggly. They involve... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 19, 2011 9:25 AM

Anything You Want tagged “Venture Capital”

What If You Can Have It All? This past week, Montreal hosted the first-ever International Startup Festival (from July 13th - 15th, 2011). It was attended by close to one thousand participants from all over the world - all of... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 12, 2011 8:36 AM

The Case For Myspace tagged “Venture Capital”

In the end, the buying and selling of Myspace will be a positive business move for News Corp. I realize how silly that may sound to investment bankers and venture capitalists, but it's true. In June 2006, Myspace became the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 19, 201112:49 PM

The Drug Of "Next" tagged “Venture Capital”

The ability to focus is an ability laden with complexity. I'm staring at my iPhone 3GS and wondering why I didn't bite the bullet and get an iPhone 4. Because I didn't line-up for an iPhone 4 and waited so... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 27, 2010 7:13 AM

One Product. One Sale. One Day Only. One Exciting New Business Model tagged “Venture Capital”

Do you buy in bulk? When most people think of buying in bulk, they think about Costco. They think about saving a handful of shekels by buying a six-litre jug of Italian salad dressing. Either that, or they think about... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 11, 2010 4:18 PM

The Great Race To The Middle tagged “Venture Capital”

With everyone offering up their opinions and ideas, is there no fear that the end aggregated result will simply be something very mediocre? This has been one of the prevailing thoughts when it comes to Wikipedia and the readability of... Read more

By Mitch Joel


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