New blog post on "The myth of the niche market",... →
I woke up thinking of William Carlos William's...
so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens. “The Red Wheel Barrow” This poem has stuck in my head for a lifetime since I studied him as an English major as an undergrad. I came to WCW because of his influence on Ezra Pound, Allen Ginsburg and mostly, my obsession with the Black Mountain school of poets and artists. My father loved WCW...
Decision day on wines for Thanksgiving
How great to let myself dwell on these earth shattering decisions ;) Opinions are welcome. For bubbly to start: -Champagne InFlorescence Blanc de Noir 08 White to follow: -Skerk Vitovska 09 Then I’m unsure. Thinking: -Cheverny 09 Clos du Tue Boeuf Rouge Then either: -Bressan Schioppettina 04 or 95 or a 99 Pignol or Even: -Labros Bodega Maranones Garnacha 08 “How fine these...
The social web is about people and culture, not... →
A blog post for all marketers, entrepreneurs and business owners figuring out how to build their brands and grow their businesses. Which of course, is almost all of us. If it strikes true, share your experiences in the comments.
And yet movies, at the moment, feel especially fragile and perishable. That may...– I love the movies. I’ve been escaping to them since I started cutting out of high school to catch a matinee. And A.O. Scott is one of the most thoughtful and one of my favorite critics. Check out this piece in the New York Times today by Scott. The movies are obviously not dead but the power...
Check out Wattpad if you don't know it.
Watched a panel of authors who are using the Wattpad publishing community platform today at Digital Hollywood NYC. Talk about diversity: -40 something old scifi writer -GenY episodic TV series producer -Gen Y girls author (7 novels) -Girls publishing company launching on the platform Really impressed. Something special going on here. There are lots of directions to take this, both to build...
In some cases, things are inevitable. The hard part is that you don’t know how...– From 6 Things Jeff Bezos Knew Back in 1997 That Made Amazon a Gorilla
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Your ‘About me’ section reminds me of the old Dewars Scotch back...– From a blog reader today. A huge compliment. Thank You! It was a very glum day and this has made me smile. This is my About Me section.
Guessing that maybe 5% of worldwide vineyards are...
I can’t prove any of these facts nor my assumptions. There are no numbers that I can find to source. I do know that 6% of France’s vineyards are organic. Friends in the biz guess that maybe 5-10% of the world’s vineyards are organic. These are the smartest and in-the-know people I’ve met and trust their instincts. A small percent but a lot of grapes making what I (and...
SocialTV Summit on 10/16 in NYC
I’ll be there most of the day. Ping me if you are attending. Agenda.
“How To Make The Internet Squeal Like A Pig” by... →
Hugh hits this one square on. Great post! Check it out here.
…one of the things that really hurt Apple was after I left John Sculley...– From “Steve Jobs The parable of the stones”.
In China, Apple was picked as the brand of choice for people’s next computer...– The power of brand as we’ve rarely seen it. An amazing number if correct. From GigaOm “As China PC sales grow, more plan to buy Apple”.
Corporations will be happy to skip advertising altogether, if they can go...– Great interview with Gary Morgenthaler, initial investor in Siri. Big picture, risks and explosive challenge to search as we know it. From Gary Morgenthaler Explains Exactly How Siri Will Eat Google’s Lunch.
If you care about your search presence on Google, you need to get active on...– Is this really true? I’d like to hear from someone who really knows, someone outside of the business of selling SEO services. It’s logical. It’s insidious. It’s a marketing discussion that bears having in depth. Quote from Brands As Publishers On Google+ by Rob Garner.
Bradly Horowitz, Google’s vice president for product on Google+said that...– My favorite quote of the day. For some reason I thought our social nets were about me. From “Google to Facebook: Keep underestimating us”.
But a social network isn’t a product; it’s a place. Like a bar or a club, a...– From “Google+ Is Dead: The search behemoth might not realize it yet, but its chance to compete with Facebook has come and gone” by Farhad Manjoo in Slate. I’m don’t agree with the conclusion completely but I do believe that products like Facebook and Twitter are both places...
Gary goes for it. Too long. Too much just Gary. But he gets the behavioral changes in culture and communications as much as anyone. Caught on a plane. Waiting for a meeting at a coffee shop. See if this speaks to you. gary: Be warned I use some dirty language Thnx for the recap from my recent talk at Inc5000 by Rizzo...
From the cotton field in rural India to the local rag bin, a typical pair of...– Amazing fact of the day for me. From NYTimes Stone-Washed Blue Jeans (Minus the Washed).
I second this congrats to the city! The creation of a shared public space is a...– Robert Hammond, cofounder of Friends of the Highline the final piece of the puzzle has come into place Mayor Bloomberg Announces Major Progress at City’s Historic Development Project Hudson Yards (via fred-wilson)