Is Nook a Kindle Killer?

In a word. No. Barnes and Noble execs (hopefully) know it, Amazon knows it. Everyone except for PC magazine knows it. But I don’t blame David Coursey’s cursory commentary, after all someone had to write the obligatory five reasons why… list. Silicon Alley one of my favorite blogs has a good list of reasons explaining [...]

Slow M&A process leaves Sun eclipsed

When I first heard the news Oracle - Sun merger, I had high hopes that given a quick transition there would be some interesting disruptive effects. This immediately threatens IBM who for years have used less expensive, home-grown hardware to propel sales in higher margin enterprise software. Oracle not only acquires the hardware to implement [...]


Pepsi’s branding vs. Coca-Cola over the years. Read more to see graphic. via Digg What does it mean to be Indelible? Visionary ● Discipline ● Consistent ● Timeless ● Visionary ● Patient ● Relevant ● Is your business strategy indelible? *the graphic is representative not intended to be taken literally- there have been brand changes [...]


It's good to be back!! Yesterday I had a very informative conversation with a client of mine with a deep marketing background. The topic centered around "Web 2.0" companies and could small to midsized, non "Web 2.0" companies, borrow some of the same concepts to grow market share and brand awareness, social networking, and focused [...]

The Gold Rush Fallacy: Why Yahoo Will Never Recover

11/3/2019 Update: As time has proven Yahoo! did not end up recovering. However the premise of the Gold Rush is over was disproven through (1) the rise of Infrastructure as a Service: Azure, AWS, Twillio, and Stripe; (2) the scale of Content as a Service: Spotify, and Netflix, Twitch and (3) the rise of Ecommerce [...]