LinkedIn Post Power

Yesterday I logged into LinkedIn and was presented with an invite to publish a long form post hanging off the update field. So I thought why not give it a whirl. I published my most recent blog post, “The Exit Curve” on LinkedIn yesterday.  The results were somewhat surprising. In less than 24 hours it […]

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June 5, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Social

On Anonymous Apps

Messaging and anonymity are in vogue these days. Lots of fast growing apps. Big name venture firms like Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, and Sequoia Capital investing in the space. And lots of other big name venture capitalists coming out against the evils of anonymous apps. Names like Marc Andreessen, Mark Suster, and Hunter Walk have all come […]

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May 1, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Internet, Social, Startups, Uncategorized

Hatching Twitter Lessons

Over the Thanksgiving break I breezed through Nick Bolton's "Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal." It is a fast paced easy read filled with exactly what the title promises. Co-founder/board/executive level drama. There are some good lessons as well. Don't hire your friends just because they are your friends. This, […]

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December 2, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Social, Startups

Twitter Is Overvalued

I love Twitter. I was an early adopter of the micro-blogging platform. As a matter of fact today marks my seventh anniversary using the service. And today is a big day for Twitter. The company is set to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. And the IPO is creating quite the noise. Congratulations […]

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November 7, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Social, Stocks

Is Social Media Failing Retailers?

L2 Think Tank recently released a study focused on speciality retail. eMarketer published some information from the study including the chart below, that shows social media is not really have that big an impact on ecommerce sales.  This social referral result is from speciality retailers with a 90% use rate on  Facebook, Insta, Pinterest, Twitter, […]

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July 26, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in E-Commerce, Marketing, Social

Facebook’s Impact On Startup Valuations

Seems to be quite the subject these days. Paul Graham says, or at least an investor does, that startup valuations are heading south. Fred Wilson pretty much agrees for later stage companies (and agrees that FB is overvalued). My take. It does not matter. Unless your startup has over 50% of the U.S. using it, has raised […]

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June 6, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Social, Stocks, Venture Capital

Facebook Is Overvalued

Before I go any further I want to give some kudos to Facebook. More than half the people in the United States use the social network. I think the number something is like 900 million worldwide. Facebook is an important consideration for any marketer. And you have to give it to Zuck. Despite donning a […]

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May 18, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Social, Stocks