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Technology and marketing in the world of tomorrow

  • Read Stoicism

    Your first philosophers: Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, Seneca, and one strange new face. Why the first books people read about Stoicism should be by one of these guys. On Stoicism Graduation season is...

  • Bitcoin is Trust

    Last week, I invited a few friends to come together and talk about Bitcoin. The conversation was wide ranging (read: ill-organized), but interesting. Three key topics emerged out of the djin: Past Examples...

  • Optimal Team Structure for B2B Marketing

    Jascha Kaykas-Wolff is the CMO of Mindjet, and is an exceptional marketing leader. Last week, Jascha posted a short slide deck that covers how he builds marketing organizations.  I worked with him closely at...

  • Fred Wilson on the Future of Venture Capital

    Fred Wilson thinks that Venture Capital is changing -- in 25 years, VCs may not have any assets under management. Last night, Sarah Lacy asked Fred Wilson 'The Thiel Question' - something that Peter Thiel...

  • Oracle acquires Eloqua

    Some interesting news this morning - Oracle acquired Eloqua for just over 800mm. This is a huge validation of enterprise marketing technology and is going to have impact on the industry. This gives Oracle a...

  • Time is running out, will App.net get funded?

    According to the tagline on his blog, Dalton Caldwell does things the hard way. He's certainly proven that with his latest effort, choosing to forgo traditional investment for his new social network that promises...

  • So you want to be a Growth Hacker?

    A friend recently asked twitter for some recommendations on what to read if they want to learn about Growth Hacking. Being a great marketer (fine, fine "growth hacker) is about nurturing two very different...

  • The Trick to Viral Growth

    I recently helped a friend prioritize their measurement framework for a series of growth experiments. Here's a lightly edited version of my advice. When looking to focus on user growth, it's generally...

  • No Technology Dies

    Kevin Kelly's "What Technology Wants" is one of the most important books I've read in the past decade. If you're at all involved in technology innovation, it's required reading. I use several of the ideas...

  • Karma could mean billions for Facebook.

    Facebook acquired mobile commerce startup, Karma. This acquisition didn't get nearly the attention it deserved. As Chris Dixon wrote about Facebook's Business Model: The key question when trying to value...

  • Growth Hacking

    Andrew Chen has the valley all atwitter with his most recent post: Growth Hacker is the new VP Marketing. The post is well worth reading, and Andrew adds a fantastic starting point that will get a lot more...

  • The New Literacy Rate

    If I were to send you back in time to 1500, a time when people were just learning how to cope with the recent disruptive invention of the moveable type printing press, you could have lived a very respectable and...

  • The Law of Accelerating Media

    Regular Readers If you are a regular reader here, you might be interested in reading a guest essay I wrote in Forbes. It's about how marketers are being challenged by the increasing the number of channels...

  • Hire Moms

    Building a great team is the ultimate competitive advantage. Steve Jobs famously thought that his greatest creation wasn't a great device, but rather was a company filled with people capable of making great...

  • Robot Apocolypse

    The technologies that contribute to automation are likely to follow an exponential pattern, which means that more industries will start to lose jobs at an astounding rate as machines get more and more capable. ...

  • Potential Radicals

    Occupy Wall Street is becoming a meaningful movement these days, with large numbers of people out on the street in several major cities and many more engaging cautiously, curious about what the movement's message...

  • Video of Celebration of Steve Jobs

    On October 19th, there was an event on Apple's campus celebrating Steve Jobs's life. This event was not secret, but the live video feed that connected all employees of Apple Stores to the event was not widely...

  • Chinese Import Tariffs are a Bad Idea

    I just got back from a vacation and during that time I got to do something I love - read all sorts of intellectually stimulating stuff. It re-affirmed some simple knowledge: I love the Economist... One of the...

  • By Honoring our Heroes, We Make Our Values Known

    "By honoring the lives of those we admire, we make our own values known. Perhaps more clearly than words ever could." -Steve Jobs This is hardly the most well-known Steve Jobs quote, but it's possibly the most...

  • Twitter's Opportunity as an Identity Platform

    Facebook has largely won the war of the online identity platform, however identity online creates big markets and there are still large openings for a secondary mainstream player and probably several vertical...

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