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The Ultimate Power of the Unanswered Email

“Zac Hobson, July 5th. One: there has been a malfunction in Project Flashlight with devastating results. Two: it seems I am the only person left on Earth.” – “The Quiet Earth,” Cinepro, 1985 The Internet has to be one of the best 10 wonders of the world. Think about it … you can reach out [...]

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The Cable Guy Has to Pay More Attention to the Boomer Plus Generation

Gotta’ Watch – Back in the early days of television there was what they called live TV (no delay loops) and limited viewing options. Elvis made his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show – a glossy vaudeville show – in 1956 to the delight of thousands of hysterical girls across the country. Sullivan enjoyed [...]

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Things Move Too Fast to Overlook Half the Workforce

“Everybody knows women are fragile. I mean, they’re all emotions, no logic, there’s nothing going on upstairs. Every once in a while, they say something that’s a little inconvenient.” – Carol Dexter, “Changeling,” Imagine Entertainment, 2008 If you listen to some guys, you’d swear women shouldn’t touch technology. They don’t realize that if it weren’t [...]

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With Hackers, Cybercriminals and Cyberterrorists, There’s No Business as Usual

“I don’t want to hear one more another word about it, Jess. There is absolutely nothing, I mean *nothing*, is wrong with this house.” – Ken Walsh, “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge,” New Line Cinema, 1985 The Internet of things, a cashless society and cloud-based everything are all great dreams. But we [...]

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Trolls Love Vague Patents, Friendly Courts

“If you grew up anywhere in Texas, you knew at an early age they was selling somethin’ out there – and it wasn’t poultry! – Deputy Fred, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” Universal Pictures, 1982 There are a lot of things to like about Texas – the people, the space, the open skies, the [...]

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Hollywood Pros, Indies Are All Concerned about the Dead Zone

“Earth’s wealthiest inhabitants fled the planet to preserve their way of life.” – Title Card, “Elysium,” TriStar, 2013 Most people who miss Storage Visions (SV) which is held just before CES (Consumer Electronics Show) say storage isn’t as sexy as a wearable or connected car … pity. SV covered my favorite subjects — storage and [...]

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Younger Crowd Impacts Success, Failure of Products

“I don’t think he was left here intentionally, but his being here is a miracle, Elliot. It’s a miracle and you did the best that anybody could do. I’m glad he met you first.” – E.T. the Extra Terrestrial,” Universal, 1982 If you’re like me, you have a couple of different calendars … yours – [...]

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The Driverless Car Could Have Some Ugly Side Effects

“Government knows, I mean they could hook me up with a job right here in DC. I should be working with the Autobots otherwise, it’s not fair.” – Sam Witwicky, “Transformers, Dark of the Moon,” Paramount, 2011 There are a lot of signs that local and global economies are improving and CES (Consumer Electronic Show) [...]

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Too Much of the Cloud Could be Bad for You and Your Business

“You know, if this stuff is bubbling out of he ground like this, there might be enough of it here that we could sell to people!” The Old Miner, “The Stuff,” Larco Productions, 1085 I’ll bet when you were growing up someone told you: – Too much of a good thing is bad for you. [...]

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Wearable Tech Will Change Lots of Things but You

“SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSMOKIN’!” – Mask, “The Mask,” New Line Cinema, 1994 I’m not sure what I like best about coming back from CES (Consumer Electronics Show): trying to figure out what new insanely reat technology/products are going to be the “gotta have” stuff next Christmas or the first three months of the year at the club and [...]

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Virtually There, Fly-bys, Friendly Bots, Something from Nothing

New Stuff – While this is the media mob at ShowStoppers, there were people everywhere at this year’s CES trying to see what’s new, what’s hot and what’s not around the 35 football fields of exhibit space. In a word, impossible. CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is just too much to take in and digest in [...]

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Wear it, Drive it, Watch it – WOW, It’s Coming

Rush Begins – The 2015 CES was not only the largest worldwide show to date, it was also the most packed by industry executives and media people from around the world. When you’re caught up in the magic of CES (Consumer Electronics Show), it’s pretty hard to tell what is going to be the next [...]

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Doctor Vs Dentists

Yesterday I had an 8.45am appointment with the Dentist. Definitely not my favorite place to go and definitely not at that time in the morning. My husband and I arrived for our check-ups promptly and at 8.45am exactly I was shown into the chair. After a quick look around and an announcement that everything was [...]

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Leadership and Management: What’s the Difference?

Precisely among most frequently rehashed topic for debate and discussion in the field of business are the concepts behind being a leader and a manager. Taken from their exact terms, leaders are meant to lead people, while a manager is expected to manage tasks. More often than not, however, the two ideas are misrepresented and [...]

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Survey: Franchisees Unhappy Over McDonald’s Costly Business Decisions

Recent reports of McDonald’s dwindling overall sales performance has created a stir not only among executives and investors; franchisees are expressing dismay over the issues plaguing the world’s largest hamburger fast-food chain. A recent survey by Janney Capital Markets revealed how franchisees, which have reached some 14,000 stores scattered across the United States, are becoming [...]

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Is Owning a Franchise a Business Risk Worth Taking?

For many who are reaping the benefits of franchising, the business model is a highly ideal one. Leveraging known brands often works better and invites more benefits than going through the whole process of creating and establishing their own. Entrepreneurs are also basking on the strategic support that franchisors offer, while also spotlighting the potential [...]

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Female Entrepreneurs Reshaping Small Business in Detroit

As the role of men and women continue to evolve, society is seeing the latter present breakthrough capabilities and demonstrating their significant contributions. In the business arena, for one, the playing field has certainly leveled. Women are proving they can do business and mean it. Just as more and more women now proving themselves worthy [...]

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Social Media … Targeted Marketing Until They Turn on You

“It’s not a mistake. They don’t make mistakes. They don’t do random. There’s always an objective. Always a target.” – Nicky – “The Bourne Supremacy” (2004) The world of new media – widgets and social applications – it’s a great big beautiful marketing hunting ground. Imagine people flocking to Web 2.0 locations where they blog. [...]

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Concentrate on Results … Not on delivery

I came across a very interesting formula the other day, which was shared by a sales guru based in the US called Lisa Sasevich. She was talking about the fact that when many of us talk about what we can do for customers, we concentrate on how we can deliver the product or service and [...]

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Do You Know Your Why?

When people used to ask me why I wanted to achieve a particular goal in my business or get to a certain turnover, I never used to be able to answer them and I always came away from that interaction thinking the same thing: Why do you want to know my why? After all, I [...]

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