I’m sure this is old news in the blogosphere by now, but if you haven’t taken the time to read Bill Gates’ annual letter describing the work of the Gates Foundation, you should. Take 20 min and go through it. You will be inspired. 2009 Annual Letter I still have not gotten through it in…Details
Read a great article in Wired today: Why Cloud Computing Still Doesn’t Work and how Google will Fix It – full article I agree that the systems that would allow us to truly work in the cloud just suck at the moment (particularly in the mobile data transfer department). BUT I take issue to say…Details
I read a great article on TechCrunch this morning that got me thinking about finding customers. It talked about how Apple is just rocking the marketplace even in a recession and that one of their strengths is the small width of products that they produce: Apple made $10 billion last year and their simple product…Details
I just read a great report from Trendwatching.com talking about how Generosity is fast becoming the new Green. I manage E-media for a small TV station, and even on this micro level I can see it happening. More and more clients are interested in doing socially consious giveaways in lieu of traditional advertising whether its…Details
When people start their small business specifically if there is a physical product involved, the way to make money is to sell more of that product, or to get more outside sources to carry your product. Its all about scale, right? But I think there’s much more to scaling your business than simply getting the…Details
Food for thought:
Everyone loves doing custom ringtones. One ring for mom, one ring for the boss, etc. But what if you also put in all the numbers of people you would like to avoid. And give them a custom ringtone too. No Sound. That way, you’d never even know they rang you.
In so many day to day interactions with business (big business in particular), there seems to be so much red tape and no accountability. I know this is nothing new to anyone. When it comes to asking for a donation for a prize giveaway, or speaking to someone directly who can maybe offer a solution…Details