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 ...
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Sins and Virtues

Over the holidays, I broke down how people, products and companies avoid Death, by looking at things through the Sins ...
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Balance

Balance is a Journey to an Unreachable Destination and a constant struggle you will never truly overcome but can manage ...
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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 ...
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Perspective

Perspective takes effort and an open mind and heart, but having it means a better quality of life. Recently, I ...
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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 ...
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Insecurities: The Muslim & the Jews

In this latest piece in the Insecurities series, I open up about how many of us sub-consciously try to endear ...
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The Paradox of Hollywood’s Piracy Roots

The origins of Hollywood are rooted in skirting the law Analog production and distribution of media was the original, quintessential ...
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Breaking Down Each Video Platforms’ 2020 & What to Expect in 2021

Covid will do to TV/digital video revenues what the great recession did to newspaper/digital media: accelerate the shift. With Google ...
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The Law is a Toolbox Full of Paths to Success

As entrepreneurs, we're idealists always facing doubters, cynics and naysayers. Like any self-respecting entrepreneur, I have a desire to take ...
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Sports League Rights: Optimizing vs Maximizing Value

The combination of technology, disintermediation, loosened regulation, changing consumer behavior and views on betting are dramatically changing the landscape and ...
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You can thank me later, Hollywood

From Fairness Doctrine to Fair Use, never lose sight of the forest through the trees when fighting for your principles ...
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Rise of the MCN 3.0s: Different Approaches, Same Objective

MCNs have been around for a decade and now we are seeing their third iteration. We are now seeing the ...
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Digital Media Firms Have Unique Risks & Challenges. SPACs Salvation or Hail Marry?

Did digital media's hangover make it the perfect candidate for SPACs? Something must be in the air: AxiosCNBCBusinessInsiderand I suspect ...
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A Call for Conscious Capitalism & Holding People in & Platforms of Power Accountable

Why is Always the Most Important Question to Ask. But you may also want to find out Who, When, Where, ...
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The True Power & Real Change of The Creator Economy

The web's democratization is fully paving the way for a more just & equal ecosystem at a time where inequality ...
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Context’s Perspective and Purpose

Working on my plans for Context, I am crystallizing the brand's philosophy, perspective and purpose I've been tinkering with Context ...
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Creator Economy To Enter Hyper-growth in 2020s

YouTube and Patreon began a revolution, new competitors will complete the mission Patreon's growth has been nothing but amazing. Patreon ...
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Media SPACs to the Rescue!

SPACs were seen as financing of last resort, but have now gained credibility Privately-held companies sometimes achieve a liquidity event ...
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New documentary: My Story – An Oral History of YouTube

It's called YOUtube for a reason. Don’t let others tell your story, so make sure you tell yours. Your story.  ...
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Open to Work? Help me help you!

Always looking for efficient and effective ways to make an impact, let's get to work Recently, I expanded on the ...
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Pitch Me! RFP: Sponsorship

Google's former Chairman Eric Schmidt called advertising the "last bastion of unaccountable spending in corporate America." He's wrong, but only ...
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Are Millennials the Entitled Generation?

Every generation gets a bad rep growing up, then looks down upon the next one in line As a perennial ...
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Born on Third Base

James Murdoch's comments capture the paradox of life and echoes what a true hero said this week: "Thank you, but ...
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What Snap Got Right in the Video Wars

For years creators were looking for a sustainable number two to counter YouTube's dominance, is Snap here to stay or ...
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The Closer: The CRO is Dead, Long Live the CRO

Over the years, the rise of search, social, video & mobile tidal waves have upended the traditional role of the ...
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Software Ate The World, Entertainment Consumed It All

The 2010s saw the convergence of two decades worth of trends. Those forces will radically accelerate due to Covid. In ...
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Eagles vs Turkeys

You need a cast of characters with everyone to contribute to win, but the most likely way teams lose is ...
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The Art and Science of Developing Talent

I expanded on our RAM initiative, or Resource Allocation Management, in a previous article. I am updating and posting here ...
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All Content Is Valuable But Some Content Is More Valuable Than Others

Telling a story is half the battle; how do you create the right kind of content that commands a premium ...
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