Amazon Might Win The Living Room Free-for-All

Amazon Might Win The Living Room Free-for-All

Rumors have leaked that Amazon is going to introduce a living room set-top box this coming fall. No longer content to run as an app…

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Mobile Is The First Screen

Mobile Is The First Screen

I recently attended a a branding and marketing conference that held a live focus group of 21-to-23-year-olds so that people could ask them questions about…

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Surprises Are The Enemy of Success

Surprises Are The Enemy of Success

There is little that bosses hate more than surprises. Managers want to know what’s going on, and when major events occur for which their team…

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Are You Truly Building Competitive Barriers To Entry?

Are You Truly Building Competitive Barriers To Entry?

I spend some of my time advising startups. After hearing the company’s overall concept, my first question is always how they plan to build defensible…

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Forget Facebook; Nielsen Knows A Lot More About You Than You Realize

Forget Facebook; Nielsen Knows A Lot More About You Than You Realize

Nielsen made a big splash when it announced that it was going to start counting the audience of TVs connected to the Internet in addition…

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The 5 Ways CEOs Should Spend Their Time

The 5 Ways CEOs Should Spend Their Time

I wrote a guest post for Fortune called “The 5 Ways CEOs Should Spend Their Time.” You can read it here or see the full body…

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Content And Distribution Now Rule The Kingdom Together

Content And Distribution Now Rule The Kingdom Together

For years, the argument has raged about whether content or distribution reigns supreme. Who has control? Those who create the programs, or those who bring…

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Can TV Afford to Have Twitter Fail?

Can TV Afford to Have Twitter Fail?

Twitter was down for almost a full hour this morning, the third time in as many weeks that that’s happened. This is still an all-too-familiar…

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RIP iGuidance: Onward With Disruption

RIP iGuidance: Onward With Disruption

I received the following email this morning: Dear iGuidance Customers: It is with great sadness that we have come to the decision that iGuidance will…

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Google's Incredible Cash Machine

Google’s Incredible Cash Machine

Google reported Q4 earnings yesterday, and a quick look at their free cash flow underscores again why they are such a successful company. For the…

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