Social Media: Making Business Fun Again

When speaking to newbies about the what, where, why, and how of social media, I often remark how social media seems to help business people actually have fun again with their business! We all go into business because we like doing something – be it fixing cars, flying planes, making muffins, or creating ad campaigns. But then we get bogged down with…

Why I Did Not Freak Out Over My Stolen iPhone

Last Friday night we were heading home from visiting some friends in Lanikai. We decided to pull over and walk down to the beach to look for Mars, which is very “close” to earth this month and shining bright in the sky. We were gone no more than 20 minutes, yet in that time the front window of my car was smashed…

MacHeist: Lower Your Price, Use Your Network, Give to Charity, Earn over $2M

And do it all in less than 2 months. “Whaaat?” you say. That’s right. This is another example of the power of the social web, of leveraging your network, of the network effect, of doing good and doing well, and so many other 21st century concepts made possible by the internet combined with intrinsic human traits. It’s also trust on the part…

Going from Free to Fee Part 2

I started this discussion on this post and once I got into a lengthy reply to the comments, I realized there is more to be explored. You may want to read Part 1 and the associated comments here. The more I have been thinking about this, the more I want to see companies explore user-generated pricing. In the beginning, I suspect very…