photo via Donald McMichael
While I never going into depth about the finds, I do encourage you check them out if they sound interesting.
NYT Paywall, Huffpo Lawsuit – Symptoms of the same misconception
In this post about survivability of the New York Time’s (NYT) paywall Chris Saad comes at it from a unique angle. In almost all of the cases laid out, both pro and con, the core premise was that people – that’s you and I – are interested in and derive value from the content. We Chris’ position is that people have historically paid for the medium not the content. This was so because people perceived the medium to be scarce, a limited resource. The point is that we live in a world of abundance where digital space is virtually infinite.
Scarcity now is on the consumption side – content providers have to fight for attention. A total flip in the prevailing paradigm on the last 100 years.
If true, it’s kind of a King has no clothes moment for many media and entertainment concerns.
I’m still of the school that content does matter. The question that I’m currently pondering is: ‘What’s the right balance of interesting content and delivery vehicle (experience) that drives the highest financial return?’
What do you think?
4 Ways To Fix Your Sales Strategy
Too often we are focused chasing the next close. If you really want your business to take off you have to realize that not every sale is a good sale, for your customer or you. To undertake this critical analysis we first need to need to look inward. In this post b Eric Markowitz we are given four specific ways to evaluate the success of a sale.
Jump-Start Your Career With a Personal Business Model
This post takes a look at if we can apply the core paradigm of business model generation to a personal brand. After all, many of the personal branding pundits say that we need to look at ourselves with regards to our career(s) as a business of one. Why a business model? Because business models are developed to increase to odds of a concern not only surviving but also reach the aspirational goals bestowed upon it by stakeholders (owner, customers, partners, etc.). In other words, it explains how it provides value to its customers – think person cutting the check.
Urban farming expands onto school grounds
It’s always a good feeling when you run across a double bottom-line business (Fresh Roots) that has an educational component that stays with kids for a lifetime.
Jay Walker Goes Nuclear: Priceline Founder Sues More Than 100 Companies
The world of world of patent-trolling taken to a new level. Does he have a leg to stand on? In this low context country that approves method patents you bet.
What is low context? Low context cultures make little use of shared experiences and expectations to communicate… or read into communications what is meant. Want some examples see Germany, Israel, Canada, and the United States. In our land ‘you word is your bond’ truly is just a phrase, we know that we need to get everything in writing.