Pokémon Go is all the rage, but does it make sense to copy its launch tactics or simply leverage the network?

“My success is built on a mountain of failures,” said Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone. Read more for additional insights.

Every single one of us is capable of rationalizing wrong with ideologies and belief systems. This is true for every human, and there are many ideologies — not just religious ones — that can be used to justify wrong doing.

When you fail, learn what you can from the mistakes, adapt so next time there is different outcome, and start working toward the next success. Maybe you will experience a win, or maybe a different failure, but it is always a step closer to the solution.

In less than two weeks, I will formally release Exodus: Book One of The Fundamentalists to the world after 19 years. When I think about it my back gets tight, my spirits lift, and my mind feels like it is about to drop down a 300 foot roller coaster slope. I admit it. I’m excited and afraid at the same […]

Image by JD Hancock Last week I spoke at the All Sports United Summit at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. It was a great time, and I got to meet several current and former athletes who have built foundations to better their communities. Smoking cigars and talking with NFL players and Olympians was an eye opening experience. We were very, very […]

The Internet and in particular social media have empowered thousands, perhaps millions, to start their own businesses. One outcome of the social media movement is how easily people become “thought leaders” or topical influencers. As a result, we have many paper tigers running about, almost indistinguishable from the ones with real teeth with one singular exception: Results. Last week for […]

The highlight of my SxSW experience this weekend was meeting Tim Berners-Lee, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. I took the opportunity to ask Sir Berners-Lee what he thought of social influence metrics like Klout, Kred and PeerIndex. His response was remarkable, but before I share it with you let me frame the scene. Sir Berners-Lee […]

Recently someone told me not to pursue one of my 101 life goals, that it wasn’t a worthwhile effort. I smiled and nodded, understanding their disdain. How could I do such a thing when this person just dismissed my dream?

I closed more than $500,000 worth of consulting deals from the past four SxSW interactive festivals. Every year has produced at least one new successful business relationship, making the event a must attend for me. Yet, many of my colleagues complain about their lack of success at Sx (as veterans call it). Some ask me how I achieve success at […]

Win one of 10 free autographed copies of Marketing in the Round on Goodreads! Brands often falter after they achieve success and notoriety. This represents a classic strategic error. Once a market breaks open, a brand should push through, separate from the pack, and absolutely dominate its marketplace. That’s what makes for a company that becomes a permanent force in […]

In an era where people chase fame like dogs running down a hare in a field, there’s little discussion about winning. That’s too bad, because winning beats fame every time. It’s imminently more satisfying, yields more benefits, and is much more memorable. Why do we focus on fame instead of winning? Just look at the obvious. Consider the media attention […]

Confession: Giddy joy pervades my fingertips these days. The reason? The challenge of starting anew. See, I’m a start-up junky. And next week my two partners and I are launching our newco. I can’t wait! I’ve been engaged in start-ups since 1996, when I joined CommunicationsNow as an editor to successfully launch several publications serving the wireless industry. Then I […]