Inspiration from Chris Brogan’s Blog Topics. You should get your copy for endless blog topics. Arguing is in our nature. So is our self-centeredness. Children tussling over a toy and exclaiming “mine” is a very early shared experience. However, arguing can yield benefits. It helps us investigate, analyze, learn, and grow. Unfortunately, if we lead […]
Threshold Resistance, by A. Alfred Taubman is a remarkable little business gem. It is a very brief autobiography of this iconic luxury retailing pioneer, but packed with real wisdom. The core concept is “threshold resistance,” which essentially is the philosophy of finding and eliminating anything that is preventing your customers from crossing your threshold and […]
The power of gratitude enriches our lives by making us better, people happier, relationships stronger. Who are you thanking today? My short list: God Family Team Customers All have made my life better, each and every year.
Why aren’t there more technology incubators? The “threshold resistance” to building (or at least proofing) a new business is nearly zero dollars. The challenge is getting smart people working closer together. I think the opportunity is great than ever. It seems so many digital refugees and nomads have been created as a result of the […]
IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI) reports early this morning that it will spin out LendingTree as a part of a reorganization that will split IAC into five public firms (WSJ subscription). Barry Diller makes a couple of interesting statements in this announcement. Like a concern over complexity and lack of clarity in their conglomerate of businesses: In a […]
ZipSearch! has been surging above the radar in the mortgage and insurance lead generation space. The neat part to watch is that their surge is not based on colossal partnerships or press release buzz. It is built on good old fashion performance. Their founder and CEO talks a lot about the efficacy of advertising. Answering […]
Jere Doyle of Prospectiv dissects what online lead generation best practices should truly be addressing: What our industry needs is to come out with firm best practices that address HOW leads are collected and WHAT advertisers do with leads once they get them. Issues such as transparency, data sharing, and misleading promotions need to be […]