Startup Notes: 4 Keys to Get the Best People on Your Bus

I was asked about this topic recently by an early stage CEO and I said the following things, which sounded pretty good so I will repeat it for others who may get value from it, or may want to add to it. In order to have great people join your early stage company in my … Continue reading Startup Notes: 4 Keys to Get the Best People on Your Bus

House of Cards is for Netflix what the Sopranos was for HBO

If you are in the business of media and you haven't seen House of Cards yet, you're missing out. Not because it's the best show "on TV" right now (although it might be) but because it is a great symbol of some of the massive shifts happening in TV economics. Why? It makes the Netflix … Continue reading House of Cards is for Netflix what the Sopranos was for HBO

Can Netflix turn itself around?

I'm a huge fan of NetFlix. Really. It completely changed the game for the home rental business, and for the next generation it's a killer app. In fact, my 3 year old recognizes the logo from across the room as her "go to" source for kids content. But unless something big changes at that firm … Continue reading Can Netflix turn itself around?

Can Brands be “First Responders”?

As a digital marketer and someone interested in social causes, I have seen a missed opportunity that will do good here in NY now, and set a precedent for how responsible brands can mobilize to respond in times of need to help communities while creating incredible brand loyalty. For context, I spent 3 days last … Continue reading Can Brands be “First Responders”?