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disruptive technology

September 20, 2014
Because of companies like Apple, market analysts have created a frenzy around disruptive technologies. This word 'disruptive' is now being used to justify risky business decisions.
July 20, 2014
The key point about JerkTech, is that they corner the market in publically available resources and then charge people for the privilege of using them.
October 27, 2013
In just about every lecture, slide show or presentation I’ve given for the past couple of years I’ve referenced Pew’s numbers on tablet adoption. I’m always amazed when technology makes a sharp shift. First it was smartphones, now tablets.
September 17, 2013
Let’s face it, if you are going to commit time, and expenses, to travel to a user conference, or send employees, expectations are going to be high. Based on the ExactTarget Connections pre-conference alone, the expected 6000 attendees will have their expectations exceeded.
January 25, 2012
Uncertainty seems certain as the world seems to be changing in the blink of an eye. Social is a huge part of the uncertainty and the pace of change in business, politics and our personal lives. Formality is out, social and mobile are bringing on the adoption of more casual communication. Consistency is out, disruption is in. Here are some of the things I’m watching...
March 12, 2008
It's time to stand up and call "bullshit" on people who say Twitter is replacing blogs. Don't get me wrong - I love Twitter. I use it more than any other social media tool, I have a lot of connections on there and I get a lot out of it. But it's not replacing blogs (not yet, anyway). Time to break...
November 10, 2007
As the landscape of the social web explodes with developments, new entrants and increased utility one wonders who will come out on top in the end. The recent announcements about OpenSocial followed by Facebook SocialAds has the media in a frenzy as to which move brings the greatest strategic...
November 08, 2007
As the social web screams ahead at warp speed and the media spins their opinions on new products, i.e. OpenSocial and Facebook Ads, it becomes difficult to sort through the facts from the fiction. Fundamentally the perspectives on new products and strategic moves from the BIG should be viewed from...
November 06, 2007
This image shows women working the telephone switchboard, about 1960. Often referred to as “cordboards” by telephone company personnel, early switchboards in large cities usually were mounted floor to ceiling in order to allow the operators to reach all the lines in the exchange. The operators were...
November 03, 2007
11 3rd, 2007 Has the “full story” behind the quick launch of OpenSocial been fully told? Consider the strategic efforts put forth to get all these other networks into the initial PR without it leaking out early.Consider the response to developers who have already tried to sign up and get going, not...

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