Monthly Archive: November 2008

Just buy something.

If you have some cash lying around, why not buy something in this market. Prices are cheap, and while they may get cheaper, you can get a good deal on most companies listed on the market. If you are looking to get rich quick, then stay on the sidelines. But if you are looking to pick up some equity in your favorite companies and hold …

Obama gets Social Media

When it comes to Social Media, Obama just gets it. This is how he won his campaign and this is how he will remain intimately connected to the people. He will be addressing the nation on a weekly basis at http://www.change.gov/ through short videos which will be syndicated elsewhere. Here is the first:

Motivated by Money

You want to make a lot of money. Who doesn’t?  You scope out industries, look at the highest paying jobs, somewhat consider the associated quality of life. Ultimately, you want a job that will make you a lot of money. If you did this sort of exercise a year ago, or if you are still doing this exercise now. STOP! The world is completely different …

Gamesmanship

It’s like playing chess only with companies. Quick story: In the 80’s Gillette and BIC battled out market share for the disposable lighter. They each had their own product, and each tried to outsell and out perform the other. Gillett’s solution to compete with BIC was to completely stop making lighters. Let me repeat. In order to make more money, they would make less product. So …

It feels good to be in Tech

With the economy declining, one thing is certain: Innovation will lead to good products and services, and good products and services will lead to revenue. This could not be more true in the technology world. It doesn’t matter what you are doing, as long as you continue to innovate and prove value in a market (good or bad), you can and will succeed.  This is …

Business Cards, Contacts and Services

The saying goes, “It’s not about what you know, but who you know”. While I do not completely agree, there is some truth to this saying. Connectedness and networking matters. It matters a lot. The internet has made it easier than ever to enhance your current network of friends, colleagues, or like-minded individuals. Networking can and will increase your chances of success. The business card, …