Author Ashkan Karbasfrooshan

Here’s the Only Reason Why News Was Sustainable in the 20th Century

News is expensive, timely, and not very brand-safe. Why did the economic model work in the 20th century and not now? Great deep dive into the challenges of digital news companies in the 21st century. Naturally technology plays a big… Continue Reading →

Creator Economy Backers Repeating Mistakes VCs Made with Tech Entrepreneurs

Tech entrepreneurs have had a tremendous impact on all facets of the world, but the influence of creator entrepreneurs shouldn’t be discounted. Silicon Valley has long had a solid cast of mentors and advisors, but post-bubble era, I don’t know… Continue Reading →

The Decade of Psychology

Success boils down to how you react to challenges, adversity and obstacles. Nearly twenty years ago in 2002, while at AskMen, I published Course to Success: Everything You Need To Succeed Beyond School. Having graduated from business school in 1999,… Continue Reading →

Open to Work? Help me help You – New Show!

Join the #OpenToWork​ community on ContextTV! Help me help you find you work, either at WatchMojo, ContextTV, or throughout my network and over time, the community here. Got a question? Ask me via AskMojo: https://www.watchmojo.com/suggest/Ask…​ Got a programming idea? Use… Continue Reading →

Can Culture & Communications Be Competitive Advantages?

In my recent Office Hours segment on ContextTV, I chatted with professor Ehsan Derayati re competition and how to stay ahead of the pack I returned to my alma mater to discuss strategy and competition and dovetailed into how culture… Continue Reading →

Do Companies Care About Diversity and Inclusion?

Kurt Merriweather is VP of Products and Co-Founder at The Diversity Movement (TDM). He is a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) and accomplished product strategist and marketing executive. With over 20 years of experience, Kurt has worked for global brands like Discovery,… Continue Reading →

America Doesn’t Care About Black People

I’m clearly riffing on that infamous Kanye line, but convince me I’m wrong. The original title of this article was Why People & Organizations Reject D&I, in which I was going to feature my recent Q&A with Kurt Merriweather, who… Continue Reading →

Sins and Virtues

Over the holidays, I broke down how people, products and companies avoid Death, by looking at things through the Sins and Virtues. Success boils down to people – how we react to events, how we balance forces of Good vs… Continue Reading →

Balance

Balance is a Journey to an Unreachable Destination and a constant struggle you will never truly overcome but can manage over time I’m a venture partner at Zú, which is an investment vehicle conceived by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy… Continue Reading →

Mercenary vs Missionary: The Only Real Difference Between Facebook & Google

Facebook and Google are very similar and different, depending on the perspective and context. But the only real difference that matters today boils down to leadership. In reading that Facebook changed its mind in Australia, I will let others discuss… Continue Reading →

Perspective

Perspective takes effort and an open mind and heart, but having it means a better quality of life. Recently, I was in a hit & run. Thankfully, we weren’t harmed. But the exercise proved another lesson in perspective – which… Continue Reading →

Will 2020s be Decade of Social eCommerce?

All social shopping is live, but at risk of being philosophical is all live shopping social? This past Sunday, Brendan Gahan and I got on Clubhouse at 4pm EST (link) to discuss social video, social shopping, live eCommerce and much… Continue Reading →

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