We live in a diverse world and very often I’d argue to each their own. I’ve sat down with many people I disagree with on many levels. Larry Flint would be one of them. We [...]
April 16, 2015
Owning your vertical
It‘s actually a pretty simple recipe that‘s been executed really well: find your passion and live and breathe it. Know what you are talking about. Give it all you‘ve got. Think about what you can do better all the time and be consistent. As that little sneaker maker once said: “Just do it!â€ :)
March 25, 2015
A farewell to Internet Explorer
Microsoft recently let us know there will be no Internet Explorer 12. The brand will be retired and replaced by a new browser in conjunction with the launch of the next version of Microsoft Windows. [...]
March 19, 2015
The power of humor
Ryanair, Europe‘s only ultra low cost carrier, has a long history of upsetting me with the way they are unraveling the airline industry. Their CEO has made many remarks that show profitability trumps humanity in [...]
March 18, 2015
Ridiculing your competitors
Budweiser had an ad during the 2015 Super Bowl poking fun at craft beers and the fans of that fast growing market segment. Here is the video followed by a transcript of the ad text: [...]
March 11, 2015
One of the most inspiring documents from the early days of the Internet was the Cluetrain Manifestoâ€”published in 1999 by Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, David Weinbergerand Doc Searls. This set of 95 theses provided a [...]
February 2, 2015
20 no-brainer commandments of social media
1. Thou shalt not get sucked in by others to disclose too much private information. 2. Thou shalt have at least one face-to-face and one phone conversation per week. 3. Thou shalt not use performance-enhancing [...]
February 20, 2009
How long to do you whine when you accidentally erased your work?
Image via Wikipedia Yesterday, I lost an entire blog post that was finished and ready to go. The fault was mine completely. No one else is to blame. Blaming someone else is rarely an option [...]
February 10, 2009
Where do you get your news from?
Image by Getty Images via Daylife Blogs and micro-blogs have greatly enhanced my communication: I can reach out, I can share, comment, learn etc. Here is what they can’t do: They will not replace papers [...]
February 9, 2009
Brainstorming for a better Twitter
Twitter has changed its order of displaying followers a few months ago. The latest followers are now shown on top. This makes it very easy to follow a person who aggressively adds new (auto) followers and build a big number of followers for themselves. Many people have issues with this and call it spamming.
Instead of complaining about the status quo I'd much rather look ahead and address some things that could easily be improved - without making Twitter too complex and all of us ending up with the almost permanent "fail whale" again:
January 28, 2009
The beginning of a new era for marketers?
Image by Thomas Hawk via Flickr President Obama called on Americans to confront “our collective failure to make hard choices.â€ How does this apply to us? This country could change quite fundamentally with the new [...]
January 21, 2009
US Car Industry – Throwing more good money after bad money?
Image by Getty Images via Daylife Tomorrow we won’t see those private jets landing in Washington again. No guys in expensive suits wearing beggar hats will get off. Instead the car manufacturers are driving their [...]
December 3, 2008
Who are they endorsing and why?
I made a shortlist of some international leaders that won‘t be allowed to vote. But I have their endorsements for you;-) Nicolas Sarkozy â€“ President, France McCain â€“ Sarkozy would be terrified to bring his [...]
November 3, 2008
Well spoken Tim O’Reilly
I like when people get it right. So did Tim O’Reilly at the WEB 2.0 EXPO BERLIN today (surprise, surprise;-) He stated that all the web-clones are unnecessary – How many Twitter copies do we [...]
October 24, 2008
Meeting Biz Stone at the Aloha Summit
I had the great pleasure to meet Biz Stone, Co-founder of Twitter at the Aloha Summit in Boulder earlier this week. He spoke a bit about the reasons for Twitter: In 2006 phone companies would [...]