Monthly Archives: January 2013

Facebook cracks the monetisation code

The value of Facebook has tanked since the IPO last year, largely because after the hype, people wondered how the returns would be delivered when the obvious source, advertising, does not really work on Facebook.  However, Facebook is in the … Continue reading

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Old is new again.

As a kid, I built a series of model planes, mostly WW11 fighters, flown with 2.5 – 5 cc motors, on the end of a set of wires. Loved it. I experimented  with primitive radio controlled, built a Spitfire, and … Continue reading

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The Truth about Aaron Swartz’s “Crime”

The institutional response to what they do not understand is usually to ban it, and prosecute, just in case. The US Attorney has some form in this regard, as do the US legislators, they respond without adequate regard to the … Continue reading

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Information velocity & hermits.

 Perhaps the most profound effect of the now almost ubiquitous availability of connectivity is the move from a communication landscape that is controlled by the few who have the capital to buy the gear and produce stuff with it, to … Continue reading

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10 predictions for Sydney SME’s in 2013

Below are 10 predictions I made at a meeting this week of owners of SME’s in Sydney’s inner west. It is a quick list I jotted down in the 10 minutes before the meeting, but on reflection, I actually thought they … Continue reading

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The “Duck” story for 2013.

How often have I heard the phrase ” he needs to get his ducks in a row before he can progress”, or some variation thereof. Often, and most recently yesterday, as a reason that less than expected progress had been … Continue reading

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Negotiating with context and anchoring

We all negotiate every day, from the small mundane things in our lives to once in a decade decisions. Two simple considerations play a key role in the outcome: 1. Controlling the environment in which the negotiation takes place, and … Continue reading

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