Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Judy, if Bebe becomes famous, let's say we settled for 25% of direct income and royalties...
Friday, January 26, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
My friend Guy forwarded me this post from What'snext on Boo Box , knowing that it will upset me. A "boo box" is a button you place on your blog in or next to your reviews. If your readers decide to buy the product you describe, you get a share of the sale. BL Ochman thinks it's "a cool idea, as long as bloggers behave ethically with this tool". I am going to bang my old drum here. As a blogger, I am suddenly incentivised to write positive reviews that sell so I can generate more income... Therefore as a review seeker, I am suddenly incentivised to look elsewhere for genuine unskewed reviews. Ethics v. economics.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
I saw Apocalypto last Sunday with my wife. It is one of the best movies I have seen in ages (and I am a movie buff). Apocalypto is a phenomenon: it has a very simple story, it is a different setting to what you are used to, you really care for the characters (no A, B or C-lists actors here but real local casting), it has superb pictures and you are glued to your seat for 138 mins wondering what is going to happen next. This is story telling at its best. And Mel Gibson got a #1 in the
That's what I am trying to find out in my management report (final year Executive MBA "thesis" at London Business School).
I would like to interview marketing or management executives from the likes of Bebo, Myspace, Facebook, Kaboodle, Linkedin, Match.com, Friendster or start-ups in the field (relying on attracting and maintaining a critical mass of members to succeed).
I am keen to get a better understanding of the industry; the strategies used by major players and identify the golden rules for success. Interviews will be highly confidential and all data will be presented in aggregated format.
Benefits for executives are:
- Instant feedback/ideas from social media / online PR expert (and MBA student).
- Receive a copy of strategic overview when report is compiled.
- Open up a contact with London Business School (useful for future recruitment, interns and so on...)
- Doing a good deed
I can provide further details and my research tutor's contacts and references. Any help is much appreciated.Thank you!
Thursday, January 04, 2007
GigaOm commented on the topic a while ago. Read the comments.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
PS: Happy New Year to all my readers. Thank you for keeping up with my erratic posting schedule.