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April 12 2014Posted by: Mark Fidelman

How to Land an Interview with Mark Cuban

I'm likely no different than many reading this article when I say that I have an overwhelming amount of people I want to stay in touch with on a regular basis, and more importantly, need to meet in order to grow my company, Raynforest. And it's increasingly difficult as new channels of communication open up new ways of connecting with people. While it's never been easier to listen to and engage potential customers, the volume exceeds most people's ...
February 2 2012Posted by: Mark Fidelman

BREAKING: Google to Capitol Records–We’re Not Going to Let You Shut Down Cloud Computing

Can someone tell Capitol Records that the music has stopped? If you haven’t been following events, Capitol Records (EMI) has sued Boston-based Redigi (a used digital music marketplace) for what amounts to copyright infringement.  Today, Google decided to enter the fray as a third party, and filed an amicus curiae brief (friend of the court) to ask the court to allow their participation in some key disputes.  In Google’s estimation, ...
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 ...
November 21 2011Posted by: Mark Fidelman

If this Bill Passes, The Angel Investment Community is Dead and Companies Like Kickstarter Take Over

H.R. 2930 appears to be just another US Congressional Bill winding its way through the system. Yet I can imagine most Professional Angel Investors recognize (or should) the bill and its potential impact on their livelihood.  The House has already passed it with a 95% majority. It’s now on to the Senate and possibly the White House. If the bill passes (watch the latest Congressional Bill Progress), you can say good bye to the Professional Angel ...
November 10 2011Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The Most Influential People in Performance Marketing (infographic)

The Performance Marketing industry has grown in complexity, making it difficult to separate the professionals from the second-tier players and unscrupulous amateurs. But while the industry can be complex--and even turbulent as laws, practices, and legislation try to keep pace with tactics-- it also is too important to ignore. Talented performance marketers with solid ethics can change your business. They can show you what really works in the digital ...
October 6 2011Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Steve Jobs THINK DIFFERENT – a Visual Tribute

Saddened by the loss of an individual who has brought great joy and anticipation back into our lives.  He’s the only individual I know of where millions of people tune into his product announcements.  He’s earned that level of attention by bringing to market products that create emotional bonds with the owner.   So, out of respect, I spent a few hours putting this tribute together for him.  I appreciate everything he’s ...
September 15 2011Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The Most Successful 9/11 Social Advocacy Movement Ever and How They Did It

It’s not in character for these advocates to boast, which is appropriate, really, for the cause they are supporting leaves little to boast about.  They could of course, if they were the bragging type, brag about the 300,000 Facebook fans they acquired in just 70 days; or the one million unique visitors to their 911day.org and fan page during the first 9 months of 2011; or even that their “I Will” campaign reached the #1 global trending topic on ...
August 21 2011Posted by: Mark Fidelman

A Brief History of Mobile Gaming

This is a guest article by Ruben Corbo, a writer for the website Broadband Expert where you can find internet service providers in your area and compare prices on different deals for your mobile broadband needs. When technology is placed in the hands of a gamer, it will not take long before they will figure out a way to install, code, or fabricate a game. This is the very scenario that spawned the world of mobile gaming, a niche market in an industry ...