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The Sandwich Rebuttal

It only recently clicked to me that the sort of de-facto complaint that non-users and long-time haters of Twitter have been spewing is exactly the opportunity they are unable to see. The “I don’t care if your eating a sandwich” attitude was like a virus. Maybe many people had it because they didn’t really understand […]

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Notes from Gary V. at DemoCamp24

Everybody loves these right? Gary is “completely motivated by gratitude” Knows what it’s like to not have stuff “You have to do everything right, not just one thing” People “underestimate our ability to appreciate effort” “I think people respect effort” “What I don’t do wrong is that I genuinely care about people” Gary will write […]

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Notes from Gary Vaynerchuk at Rotmans

Should Twitter be conversational or informative? Neither, it should be about listening. What if you have only one of: passion/ability to produce content, or the ability to sell? Team up with somebody else. The next book might be about “tag team champions”. There are a lot of opportunities to pair up with someone who complement […]

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The Best Motivational Speakers Say "F*ck"

The best motivational videos are the ones where the speakers say “Fuck”. Ok, maybe not the best, but the memorable ones sure do. These are the heroes (I’ve been watching too much Colbert). The people who give these sorts of talks, Gary Vaynerchuk, David Heinemeier Hansson, are people who are extremely passionate and into what […]

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The Secret to Twitter Monetization Is…

The secret to Twitter monetization is exactly what has been happening for the past 2 years. Word of Mouth Word of Month is where the monetization is to be achieved. Twitter has changed word of mouth. Your website or product can now find an audience of 15,000 easily thanks to one person half a continent […]