Monthly Archive: June 2008

Organizing the world’s heath

Of all the doctor’s offices I’ve ever been in, I can undoubtedly say they all have one thing in common: The overwhelming amounts of patient files and folders. Next time you go see the doctor, take a look behind the front desk. You will most likely find the sea of colored tabbed, manila folders, each one corresponding to a different patient. Think about this for …

Online Monetization: Beyond Advertising and into Microstransactions

Let me start by saying this: I firmly believe online advertising is and will continue to play an essential role in the economic ecosystem of the internet (so much so, that I am working at Lotame). With that said, is online advertising the only answer? Arguably No. Microtransactions: According to learnthat.com Microtransactions Definition Microtransactions are small transactions, perhaps of the order of a cent. They …

Educating youth with subject matter that matters

A while back I wrote about the relevance (or lack their of) of the systematic approaches taken by the public school systems and large universities. I would argue that practical and relevant hands-on approaches need to be implemented to better educate the youth in such a competitive global economy. In many instances, parents recognize the need for specific types of education. In fact, one of …

What do you have to lose…

If you have everything to gain and nothing to lose? If you have everything to gain and everything to lose? If you have nothing to gain and nothing to lose? If you have nothing to gain and everything to lose? And even if the above applies, what happens if you act “As If..” ?

Today’s Music Label

If Sony BMG, Universal Music, Def Jam, Motown, Warner Brothers, or any of the big music labels were to create their business model today, what would it look like? First, a quick glance at their methodology: The old model was simple: Provide the artist with resources to create an album (Studio, equipment, personnel) Manufacture the Album (CDs) Distribute the Album (Stores) Clearly this model has …