General Interest

Smartphone Security enough to keep the zombies away? Clever video from CWTA.

Smartphone Security the theme of new CWTA ad Are you concerned with smartphone security? I sat on the board of The Canadian Wireless Telecom Association for several years and during that time the association led several initiatives aim ed at helping users get more value out of their smartphones.  We were the first in the …

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What’s a jobless generation to do??? Excellent CBC documentary on the alternatives!

Jobless Generation has little to be excited about Thanks to Hariq, one of my best students ever, for passing this on.  CBC’s doczone does some excellent documentaries, and is one of the best sources of this programming in Canada. As a business professor, I often wonder what all these graduates are going to do, “post-Brad” …

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Income Inequality has never been greater. Video explains exactly who has all the money!

Income inequality is the stuff the revolutions are made of Jahri Evans Authentic Jersey Income distribution in the western world has never been so skewed as it is today.  At least not in “modern times”.  A relatively “fair” (that of course, a moving target) distribution of income, ensuring that income inequality is reasonable to the average citizen, …

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Consumer Smartphone Behavior Infographic. Ever wondered what consumers did on their smartphones?

Consumer Smartphone Behavior Consumer smartphone behavior, if it can be deciphered, is a potential gold mine of information. Quextit Media today published a list of “Eight ways to protect your corporate data” on your smartphone, and cited a study done by the Ponemon Institute about consumers and their smartphone behaviour. The infographic below reflects the …

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Social Media Infographic by Compendium reveals differences between social media marketing to business vs consumers.

Who woulda known that an exclamation point would be a plus on LinkedIn and a  minus on Twitter? Who would have thought that a mere 1-5 words would be the most appropriate length of tweet if aimed at consumers? Regular business users of social media owe a big Thank You to content marketing company Compendium.  The infographic below …

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Why Fiat Money is bad for everyone but the rich. Permanently transfers wealth from poor to rich. Kind of a reverse Robin Hood. #in

Several of my students have been asking me to clarify why “fiat money” is basically bad in all it’s forms — essentially a tax on the poor. The following article focuses on that most obscene example, the US Federal Reserve system however to a lesser degree fiat money is still bad even where governments create …

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Facebook's History Making IPO

Why I’m Glad I’m not in on the Facebook IPO

With this week’s Facebook IPO threatening to be the third largest in history behind only Visa Inc. and GM, I thought it a good time to talk about why I’m happy I’m not going to be buying in on Friday (yes, I’d LOVE to be selling). If you’re interested you can read the entire Registration Statement …

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Ten Tips to recession proof your business.

If my spidey senses are correct, we are heading into another recession, just was we started to feel we were out of one.  There are two reasons for this. First, oil prices are rising, and that chokes off economic activity.  If you believe Jeff Rubin, and his excellent book, “Why Your World is About to Get …

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All I can say is It’s About Time! Apple Finally Going to Pay a Dividend with $100BN in Cash! #fb #apple #in

As I have been predicting to my students for over a year, Apple today finally offered up some plans for the $100 billion or so it has in cash or equivalents.  As an Apple shareholder, I’m finally on the way to happy…. Beginning on July 1 of this year, Apple will pay a quarterly dividend of …

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