“Social networking is not about farming followers, it’s a way of cultivating relationships.” – Hubspot “Starbucks is now banning smoking within 25 feet of its stores. It will get even worse for smokers once they realize every Starbucks is about 25 feet from another Starbucks.” – Jimmy Fallon Starbucks is a very socially engaged company. […]Read more "Starbucks’ Killer Social Media Strategy"
To me, a Qwirkle, besides being a board game, is also the definition of something that provides high satisfaction for the price. It is what I call ‘a good deal’. These would be goods that are somewhat ‘mispriced’ for us since we would be willing to pay more for them. They arise from the fact […]Read more "Qwirkle, Big Data, and first degree price discrimination"
The bar is high for Apple’s September 9th event. Beside an expensive ‘iWatch’, Apple is rumored to announce the new iPhone 6 and iOS 8. Are these new growth avenues or the company already losing its shining star? Will it redefine the smartphone or merely be a follower and come up with a larger screen, […]Read more "Apple and the Smartphone Market"
LinkedIn is a great tool to expand your business network and to do business development. Things become trickier if you need to reach out to people you do not know. Here are some essential tips to get you started. Create a complete and up-to-date profile This is fairly obvious, but before you start inviting people […]Read more "17 LinkedIn Essentials for Networking and Business Development"
Have you ever asked yourself why you use Google for your web searches? I did today, and the answer was not convincing: I use it because I’ve always used it. It is set as my home page and I never think about it. In terms of features, web search is not much differentiated. It may […]Read more "How can Google have a 69% market share in web search in a near-commodity market?"
A network effect occurs when the value of a product or service is dependent on the number of others using it. Thus, digital social network effects occur on large poker sites, on Second Life, or on a server where people play online games together. ICQ was an early form of social network. You were connected […]Read more "Will Facebook be dead in 15 years? – Two factors affecting the growth of social networks"