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January 23 2012Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Master These 5 Remarkable Strategies of Motivation and Go Straight to the Top

According to a recent Gallup Poll, about a third of all U.S. workers are dissatisfied with either the recognition they receive, their chances for promotion, or the amount of money they earn. Worse, seventy-one percent of American workers are "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" in their work.  Since most of us cannot change the economy, I’d like to focus on what we can do at work instead. I'm going to share a few ...
January 20 2012Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Music Industry to Business: If We Can’t Buy SOPA/PIPA Laws, We’ll Just Sue You Instead

The song Blackout is moving up the Music Industry charts, and is bound to reach number one because it fits the industry’s belief systems. In what can only be described as acts of Dumb and Dumber, the music industry is now targeting businesses in their quest to censor the internet and control our rights to digital goods.  Just recently, EMI filed suit against Boston based Redigi in an attempt to shut down the company’s facilitation of used ...
January 9 2012Posted by: Mark Fidelman

How Yammer Should Have Responded to the TechCrunch Ad Hominem

I can’t help but laugh at the TechCrunch gang’s corporate ad hominem last week. It seemed more of a personal attack than any real attempt to provide a product review.  TechCrunch didn’t merely reproach their building mate, they reprimanded them. Stranger, most of the article really didn’t say anything at all, because they were not talking to us. They seem to be too entranced by TechCrunch. I have to agree with Alexia Tsotsis’s dating ...
January 4 2012Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Why Every Company Needs to be More Like IBM and Less Like Apple

I was thirteen years old when I first saw it on TV. An army of blue-gray drones march in lockstep through a long tunnel into an auditorium filled with more drones dressed in futuristic, grey drab. All eyes are transfixed on a big-blue image of a man speaking from a theatre-sized screen, extolling the virtues of its ‘Information Purification Directives.’ Suddenly, a woman in orange shorts and a tank top runs into view carrying a large sledgehammer. ...