Monthly Archive: May 2009

Monetizing YouTube and the Viral Effect

We used to live in what I will call a Media Dictatorship. A Media Dictatorship is a world where content is created by a few dictators (media companies), and as a result, those few dictators are able to charge a premium to advertisers for access to the eyeballs and ears of the people watching that premium content. This process is called television, radio, print, magazines, …

The Entrepreneurial Snowball Effect

Starting a business is very hard. In a matter of 24 hours your emotions can range from thinking that your business will be the next Google, to thinking how moronic you were for even contemplating the idea in the first place. In order to start a successful business, I believe you need two components above all else. 1. A Team Collective knowledge is more powerful …

Plan Less and Keep an Open Mind

Lately, I’ve been having writer’s block. When I first started writing this blog I intended to update it once a day. Once a day quickly became once every two days, which quickly became a few times a week (if I’m lucky). And the more I think about it, the more obvious it is to me why we all sometimes have “writers block”, or lack of …

Going through the motions

How can you really expect to be successful if you sit back and simply do what is expected? I’ve heard on numerous occasions about how getting a certain job, whether enjoyably or not enjoyable, will accelerate chances of success. People strive so hard to do their best, to get that great job, and yet when they get that job, they can’t help but think how …

The Value of Data (Social Data for Online Advertising)

Data is King. If you don’t believe me, consider this: Rental car companies and insurers are refusing service to people with poor credit scores because data mining tells them that credit scores correlate with a higher likelihood of having an accident. Nowadays when a flight is canceled, airlines will skip over their frequent fliers and give the next open seat to the mine-identified customer whose …