My Thoughts on Susan L Wagner of BlackRock Joining Apple’s Board

Apple appointed Susan L Wagner to their board of directors yesterday and people have been contacting me to ask if that is the same BlackRock I once worked at in the 1990’s. The answer is yes! Here is the announcement: CUPERTINO, California—July 17, 2014—Apple® today announced that Susan L. Wagner, founding partner and director of […]

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Emanuel Rosen Interview About His New Book Absolute Value

Remember Emanuel Rosen? Author of Anatomy of Buzz and Anatomy of Buzz Revisited? He is out with a new book entitled Absolute Value: What Really Influences Customers in the Age of (Nearly) Perfect Information with co-author Itamar Simonson. To me, the book is a highly thoughtful trip down the changes of the Internet and the […]

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Paul Oyer Interview – Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned From Online Dating

Paul Oyer, Professor of Economics in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, has written an extremely thought provoking book entitled Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned From Online Dating available on Harvard Business Review Press. The book is an extremely fun read and I really enjoyed interacting with Paul […]

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Interview of Daniel Isenberg on the Potential To Launch Contrarian Business Ideas Successfully and His Top Entrepreneurship Book

Daniel Isenberg has likely written one of the most important books on entrepreneurship I’ve ever seen. It is not about pitch decks or pitching venture capitalists for funding. The book entitled, Worthless, Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value, actually discusses something far more important, the stories of people who had […]

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Most Interesting Things I Saw at Internet Retailer Conference & Expo 2013 (IRCE2013)

IRCE 2013 again had a jammed packed expo hall full of the best vendors in ecommerce. One of the first companies I encountered was Riskified. Riskified was one of the most unique new offerings that improves customer experience and business performance while reducing merchant risk that I saw at IRCE2013. Eido Gal is passionate about […]

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Ted Matthews Interview : The Real Meaning of ‘Brand’ is Outstanding Culture

At the back of John Warrillow’s Built to Sell, I saw a book mentioned as a must read. That book is Brand : It ain’t the logo*. The asterisk stands for “It’s what people think of you.” This perspective matches and aligns with my own views quite closely. After a short chat with Ted Matthews […]

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Brett King Discusses Bank 3.0 – Why Banking is No Longer Somewhere You Go, But Something You Do…

I was sent a copy of Brett King’s new book Bank 3.0 a few weeks back. Good reading on timely topics. Brett was nice enough to share some thoughts with me in an interview. So what is new in Bank 3.0? Brett King: Bank 2.0 was really about the challenges of shifting from branch-centric to […]

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