Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like...– Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter
Novel Half Way To Getting Crowdfunded →
[STARTUP STORY] Friend & budding entrepreneur Nick Miller (nickmiller.tumblr) came up with an exciting idea to self-publish a novel he’s been writing for quite some time. It’s titled Isn’t It Pretty To Think So? and he recently submitted the idea to leading crowdfunding service Kickstarter. It has since gone viral! “Crowdfunding” is an incredible new...
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s...– Nolan Bushnell, American engineer and entrepreneur who founded both Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s
An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll...– Roy Ash
It isn’t the consumers’ job to know what they want.– Steve Jobs
[jgD Originals] Facebook hype will never fade
Enough is enough. The digital record needs to be set straight. The lies need to be laid to rest and the conspiracy theories and scare tactics need to take a long vacation. In this war of jealous vs. embracing, old media vs. new media, theorists vs. realists, Facebook, Inc. has won a resounding victory. As Facebook has gained popularity, their haters have stepped up ...
[jgD Originals] Innovate everywhere
A big mistake too many people in business make is in thinking there’s a time and place for innovation – that innovation only belongs in some areas of a business and not others. The reality is that every nook and cranny of business needs inventiveness; the only question is to what degree it should be applied. For most people, the word “innovation” conjures up thoughts of...
[jgD Originals] Facebook’s breaking news: nothing...
Last Wednesday, Facebook summoned the media masses to its headquarters in Palo Alto, California for a “major” announcement – three actually. It wasn’t their first and it certainly wasn’t the first dog and pony show hosted by a major tech startup. These kinds of hyped launch events have become commonplace in a tech industry that is winning headline after headline, week after week. It...
[jgD Originals] Google instant: one small click...
Is one click too much to ask? Apparently, yes. It may have been market research of everyday users that led to the decision within Google [tagline: Search, Ads & Apps™] to work on a futuristic zero-click search engine. Or it may have been just another ambitious hush-hush project that Google engineers are so famous for taking on. Either way, Google’s new darling product –...
[jgD Originals] Fast food news
Made how you like it. That’s been the go-to slogan of the food industry in recent years. As every inch of that market became saturated with fast food joint upon diner upon steakhouse, restaurateurs had to begin relying on customer satisfaction to stand out from the pack. And what better way to satisfy a customer than to cater to his or her every palatable desire. In-N-Out Burger has...
Top 100 global brands 2010
We’ve experienced some hard-fought wars in our history. Some wars were of the militaristic variety like the Civil War and World War II. Others are in name only and rooted in domestic policy such as the ‘War on Drugs‘ and the ‘War on Poverty.’ But it is the figurative battles fought on the consumer brand front that prove to be almost as costly, with billions of dollars...
[jgD Originals] Mark hurd: the recent downfall and...
Few corporate executives made it out of this Great Recession unscathed. Many saw profits plummet and most had to make the toughest downsizing and restructuring decisions of their careers. But there were some C-level execs that not only avoided the brunt of the deep, deep recession but emerged larger than life. Mark Hurd was one of those very few. Until about six weeks ago,...
The google algorithm
Did you know that Google’s algorithm, which used to determine a billion search results a day, is super duper secret? Did you know Google engineers tweak its algorithm hundreds of times a year, in part to keep the competition guessing? Did you know Google faces major antitrust lawsuits because of its questionable search ranking system? For those reasons and more, Google’s...
[jgD Originals] Are business plans a thing of the...
We are told from as early as business school, and even earlier by mentoring parents and how-to books, that certain things are must-haves for any business. Every business needs employees; every business needs a solid revenue source; every business needs a mission; and every business requires a business plan. It’s this last point that seems to be evolving in a big way. Until recent...