I get a steady stream of questions about why Robert Scoble and I self publish and just how our sponsorship works. I could write a book on this topic and perhaps I would, but Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch already have. It is called APE: Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur, I would describe it as the
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Robert Scoble and I announced yesterday that we were starting our third book together. The following is a summary of what it is about. It is a self publishing effort, financed by corporate sponsors and has a target publication date of Nov. 1. Once again, it will be a self-publishing effort. We have already lined
In Age of Context, Robert Scoble and I identified five converging tech forces: Mobile/Wearables, Social Media, Data, the Internet of Things [sensors] and location technologies. We said that these five forces were converging and it would be the foundation of an entirely new era changing much about work and life over the coming five years.
Among the most discussed product launches at CES was Oculus Rift, the first consumer product from the company Facebook acquired for $2 billion. It immediately drew great excitement and simultaneous criticism. Much of the criticism centered around the significant hardware investment that this new virtual reality [VR] headset will require to achieve the rapid adoption that some predict.
Every January since 1907, the auto industry has introduced its newest models at the North American International Auto Show, more commonly known by its old name of the Detroit Auto Show. It predates CES, the world’s traditional gadget festival, by several decades and originally the two shows had little or nothing to do with each other
I own a 2003 Lexus. It is a classic and despite the fact that it is big and white and not very sustainable, it gives me great pleasure. When I bought it used from a Ford Dealer five years ago, I asked the dealer about the fact it had only one plate. He explained that
When I coined the term Lethal Generosity, I was thinking about using technology to provide kindness to customers. In so doing, those customers become more loyal and the effect is lethal to competitors wishing to take those customers away. The Catholic Church was just about the last organization that came to my mind while researching the
I was sitting between my two grandchildren in a darkened theater. I had the sudden urge to slap myself on the forehead. We were watching the Dallas Children’s Theater‘s annual–and charming–production of Miracle on 34th Street. The play is based on the 1948 movie about a nice old man who thinks he really is Santa Claus, gets a
Yesterday was a day filled with brain-expanding experiences all leading me down the same path It started with the Social Media Today [SMT] 2016 Predictions panel which included three extremely bright guys, Brian Fanzo, change evangelist at Broadsuite Media Group, who thinks like the Millennials I described in my most recent book, Gal Josefberg, VP for product
There is simply nothing better than a face-to-face meeting. I doubt there ever will be. As an early social media champion, it may surprise you that I feel this way, but the whole movement has been to use technology to humanize all sorts of enterprises. For a while, I saw great evidence that social–and other