Business


ALL-STAR CELEBRITY APPRENTICE -- Live Finale -- Pictured: Donald Trump -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) Business / Politics / Real Life

And He’s Staging a Hostile Takeover of USA, Inc. As I watched the experts debate Trump’s “Monday Night Massacre”, I was struck by their efforts to describe the events of the previous 48 hours.  In just his eighth day in office the new president had set a record with thirty Executive Orders.  Directives that were to intended to obliterate Barack Obama’s eight years in office. ...

Read More


The Toilet Seat Conundrum Business / My Business / Real Life

Up or down?  What will they think? Most of my meetings these days happen in Starbucks.  That’s good because I like Starbucks.  The employees are friendly, their coffee is decent, the stores are clean, there’s a buzz of business in the air and as an office goes – it’s cheap.  Rent is about three bucks a day for a “Venti Pike with room”.  Far less than...

Read More


A Food Critic Walks Into McDonald’s…. Business / Popped Culture / Real Life / Uncategorized

The fries are good but the story…is another story. Ronald McDonald has been getting pummeled lately. The quarterly reports are softer than a half day old Quarter Pounder. Investors are getting restless and they’re shuffling execs around in the ivory tower faster than fry-cooks are flipping burgers. Things just aren’t as happy in the land of Happy Meals as they once were. The PR folks...

Read More


Game Changers 2015 Business / Economy / Entertainment / Technology

The Seven Biggest “Things” of this Year When I started writing this post I was looking for the term that best described the things I believe will be game changers in 2015. Were they words? Sort of. Terms? Maybe. Concepts? To some degree although I don’t think Apple or Google would appreciate being called concepts. Companies? Some were but not all. So lacking a specific...

Read More


R.I.P. Big Business? Business / Economy / Technology

Industries Vaporized by the Web Stephen Burke, Chairman of the multi-faceted media conglomerate NBC Universal, made a blunt statement about the ratings growth potential for the NBC’s domestic cable channels during Comcast Corp.’s Oct. 23 earnings call. What he said turned heads on Wall Street and in media biz circles. “The fact of the matter is, the next five or 10 years in basic-entertainment cable,...

Read More


Business News Rewind Business / Economy / Google / Sports

What yesterdays’ business news tells us about tomorrow. This was a crazy week in business. Not that every week isn’t crazy but this week the big companies made some damn important announcements. Basically, Apple grew up, Microsoft got old, Google got surprised, Time Warner became a bulls-eye and Forbes went foreign. Here’s a quick look not only at what happened but what I think these...

Read More


Amazon Hates Paper Business / Economy / Popped Culture / Technology / Uncategorized

Publishers are pissed at Earth’s Biggest Bookstore’s pulp dump Amazon has got a problem. Well, it’s not a problem really; it’s an issue that was bound to come up as they expanded their model of selling everything under the sun to everyone under the sun. And it is really just the first in what will undoubtedly be a never-ending battle between Amazon, product makers and...

Read More


Profitable Employee Participation Business / Economy / My Business / Uncategorized

Making all workers part of the executive team pays off Unless your company is in Silicon Valley and everyone on your “staff” is working in exchange for a piece of the VC, IPO, M&A or Google buy-out cash, you’re probably struggling to keep your employees motivated and happy. Hell, you’re probably struggling to find ways to get them to show up every day. Such is...

Read More


Writing Googlish Business / Google / Popped Culture / Technology

When you write for the Web there’s English and there’s Googlish Google the term “Googlish” and you’ll find more than a few different definitions from several different sources. The Urban Dictionary, our usual go-to source defines it as,”…the quality of being similar to Google. “ This definition was surprisingly tame and a little disappointing so we dug further.  Most of the others definition sites described...

Read More


Now shilling for Geico Business / Economy / Popped Culture / Uncategorized

Is is Geiko or M&Ms? I’ve said it before but with the NHL and NBA playoffs in full swing it bears repeating: if Geico were to pull its ads from television I fully believe that half of the broadcast TV schedule would disappear overnight. That’s how prevalent their sponsorship dollars are.  It is virtually impossible to sit through a quarter hour of programming without seeing...

Read More



Page 1 of 3123
LinkedIn Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com