Pivot and Profit

Exploring how entrepreneurs shift their business, pivoting, in order to find profits.

Pivots and The Flat Earth Syndrome: When the Shortest Distance is Not a Straight Line

When I was learning math in school, teachers taught  a flat world based system (Euclidean), which is still taught today. Included in those lessons is the myth that the shortest distance between 2 points is a straight line.

It’s Read the rest

Paradise isn't a given, it's a state of mind.

How to Avoid the 2 Worst Pieces of Advice as an Entrepreneur and Startup

A while back a question was asked on Quora (and I answered, which inspired this post),

What popular startup advice is plain wrong?

There seem to be an increasing number of startup ‘gurus’ along with more and more websites 

Read the rest
Copy of declan

The Power of your Smile

Imagine if the most important skill an enterpreneur has is the ability to smile, really smile, not just a sales pitch, but something growing from within…do you think that would spread?

I can tell you from personal experience, and lessons … Read the rest

The 3 Tiers of social Media Partnerships

The 3 Tiers of Social Media Partnerships and Virtual Currency – Zynga & Facebook

Social media is a new layer of business being ignored by many, because many of the social media experts come from a PR background, while many performance marketers sit on the sidelines waiting for someone to prove how it works … Read the rest

Do you bet on quantity or mine for quality?

The Quality Quandary – The Biggest Mistake Entrepreneur’s Make (Because Less Really is More – Pivot and Profit)

When I read people talking about huge amounts of traffic, big email lists, and tons of Facebook Fans, it makes me laugh.

Understand that I have built an email list with 10 million, and generated over 50 million visitors to … Read the rest

Shenzhen

MySpace, the Tragedy of the Commons, and Facebook’s Future

As MySpace descends from leader of social networking to being part of an advertising network, it sparked a question in my mind….

Could something similar happen to Facebook?  Does social media create short term networks which erode, and what causes … Read the rest