Yesterday, the US Senate passed the online sales tax bill by a 69-27 vote. The measure will shape the e-commerce space, certainly affecting Ebay, Amazon, Etsy and others. The bill still needs to pass the GOP-controlled House of Representatives and receive the signature of President Obama, a supporter, to become law. The legislation would require More
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Just realized that I never shared with you an article that was commissioned for, and published in the March 2013 issue of Wired (physical) magazine. Language encodes our thinking. To write a new future, we need to use a new language. Let’s stop focusing on the overly narrow term “social media”. Let’s simply be social. More
The New York Times Saturday quotes Patrick McGurn, special counsel for Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), who states that “shareholder efforts to remove directors in uncontested elections rarely succeed or come close, even in egregious circumstances.” In 2012, there were elections for 17,081 director nominees at U.S. corporations. According to ISS, just 61 of those nominees More
The most simple truths have deep implications. Today, the average person has access to information that, 20 years ago, only the richest billionaire did. I remember when as an analyst at Apple doing pricing and market research work, my job was to read the ($500K/year subscription) Gartner and IDC reports and get the nuggets out More
One of the most powerful talks this last week at TED centers on adapting to a new era, the Social Era. Amanda Palmer has been a disruption in the music industry for some time. (By sheer coincidence, I was sitting at the conference next to some senior executives in the music industry and got to More
I wonder if I can ask for your advice on something? Over the last few months, I’ve been asked to do more workshops and I could use your advice on designing a format and structure that would work best. While a speaker’s job is to passionately share their ideas, workshops are about applying ideas in More