In my blog at WeGrowMedia.com, I explore the differences between curation, collection and experience from the point of view of publishers and media companies. I compare personal collections that we have as hobbies, to a publishers decision on which content to present to their audience. An excerpt: “The drive for offering ‘more’ is not always… Continue reading The Curation Dilemma for Publishers
Last Thanksgiving, I wrote a post reflecting on what we can learn from the luminaries of the 20th century. This year, I shared some thoughts on how I am working towards my goals, and building something of lasting value: Giving Thanks – For Our Ability to Shape the Future
I read this news this morning: “About.com is planning a major move into the business-to-business space, launching a number of industry-specific sites.” Now, I know of a lot of major B2B publishers who have been in the online space for more than a decade. And yet, this is the reason About.com is making the move:… Continue reading What Motivates Us to Innovate?
Let’s say you need to move your business in a new direction. You are hoping the evolve the skillset of your staff, revamp your product and service lineup, and find new ways to partner with those in your industry. So you’ve done a lot of research, worked through many different strategy ideas, analyzed the technological… Continue reading Organizational Change
Wait. Until it is safe. Wait. Until you are certain. Wait. Until the model is proven. Wait. Until someone else moves first. Wait. Until the world validates your idea. Wait. Until you have the proper resources. Wait. Until everyone agrees on the opportunity. Wait. For someone else to take the risk. Wait. To see if… Continue reading Wait.
Image by Oblivious Dude Is your career in transition? Mine is. So today, I want to share a bit about what I am planning, and some tips on how to transition your career. A Parting Glass The news of Reed Business Information closing down the remainder of its controlled circulation titles certainly set a path… Continue reading How to Transition Your Career
Image by Seven Morris If you work in media, then likely, your career is in transition, as is your business. Maybe everything looks less certain today than it did 5 years ago. Maybe you have a strong belief in your business, but are finding it difficult to keep your brand on that wild streak of… Continue reading How to Look Past Boundaries That Are Holding You Back
Today, I want to talk about transitions. Business media is undergoing a huge one at the moment, and in many ways we are entering a golden age of publishing, one that is more powerful than anything created before it. But change is hard. It can be full of destruction as well as creation; it is… Continue reading A Transition is an Opportunity
Image by Jim The nonconformist is the outcast. And we need more outcasts. Media needs more outcasts. Why? Because the outcast can find success that others have not by looking at the world in a wholly different way. For a media brand, this does not mean to try crazy ideas, but to do primary research,… Continue reading How Nonconformity Can Save Media
Earlier this week I was watching a documentary on music legend Les Paul, and he described a pivotal period in his life. He was a very successful guitar player in Chicago, and one morning his mother mentioned that she heard him play a live performance on the radio the previous evening. He said that was… Continue reading A New Sound