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Do large technology companies release products with all of the company’s newly innovated features, or are they a couple of years ahead of the general public?

Definitely ahead.  It makes some sense to have ‘spare’ progress whilst you try and create further progress or battle funding and marketing – It gives companies ‘Breathing room’. How much ‘Breathing room’ is required? I’d say 2 years but some take it to ridiculous lengths. I worked with a guy years ago who designed the […]

How does income and wealth inequality nowadays compare to that of the 1920s? Is there something to be learned from this?

The gap is wider than ever in the history of the World. This came about for a number of reasons: Governments granting monopolies to friends (East India Co, the Fed, Railroads etc.). The reasons made sense but there was no forethought or regulation of the social consequence. The granting to corporations the legal status of […]

What do you struggle with most in taking your business from a purely retail space to branching out online?

In retail you have customer feedback and body language to guide the sales process. Online, the person can be from another country, culture and have comprehension issues. There is no physical interaction. The sales process is very impersonal but the customer wants the same warmth and trust before buying. Marketing is completely different. You have […]

Does the US public school system support entrepreneurial minds?

Sadly no, no educational system is geared to producing entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are a tiny minority of the population who, by their very nature, are mavericks who think differently to the norm. Schools are funded by Governments to produce future workers for industry and commerce. These ‘industries’ want compliant rule followers who are not very ambitious […]

Are social networks dead? If yes, what’s next?

Emphatically NO. Perhaps FB etc, will die or morph – who cares. BUT! People are fed up or corporate PR and advertising and tuning out the standard corporate message in favour of personal recommendations. This is where social media comes in. In Asia, reputation (or ‘Face’ in China) is all important. Asia is a fast […]

Will the Internet be used more in the future?

Yes and no. Increasingly it will be controlled by rich and powerfull people and corporations who will use it as a knowledge weapon to seize more power and money from economies. The middle class will be drained via advertising and Netflix type arrangements to sap them of their earning (Add up your TV, Mobile, Phone […]

France loves wine, Muslims don’t

Paris, 2015. Charlie Hebdo’s people are shot, apparently by Muslim terrorists. Several things annoy me here – the automatic assumption that they are terrorists is the first. The recent siege in Sydney by a lone nutter was labelled ‘terrorism’ by the media immediately. No thought, no consideration of the facts but an automatic assumption. Perhaps […]

Oil – What’s Happening?

As you’ve seen, the oil price is dropping through the floor. Given we are told Peak Oil is behind us, surely we are running out of oil? Yes, we ARE running out and should be preserving it for future generations. After all, the difference between a Third World country and a Developed country is based […]

The best way of finding 1000 customers?

Working for nothing as someone suggested here, is the WORST thing you could do. It says that you do not value your own skills and nobody else should value them either. How can you build a business when you give away your skills? STUPID! You need to: Identify the business need Identify the cost/benefit you […]

Income Wealth and Inequality

The gap is wider than ever in the history of the World. This came about for a number of reasons: Governments granting monopolies to friends (East India Co, the Fed, Railroads etc.). The reasons made sense but there was no forethought or regulation of the social consequence. The granting to corporations the legal status of […]