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Expert advice and takeaways on alternative sourcing, what matters, and how it can work for you. Product sourcing horror stories aren’t difficult to come by. In my experience, this is the piece of the design process where everything can easily fall apart, quickly, without warning (seemingly), and in a way that leaves entrepreneurs financially unstable. The number......
Solving the problem of connecting brands, influencers, and high-value consumers. A recent panel discussion on content and commerce, at Digital Entertainment World 2019 jump started the conversation around content, commerce, connections, and everything in between. The names on the contributor list ranged from the CEO of Tribalist to the VP of product at ChefsFeed, and the highlights......
Breaking the conversation around blockchain, crypto, and solutions into basics that make sense for business. The New Trust Economy, the focus of my latest podcast, is the beginning of an internet restructuring journey so broad and so endless we can just scratch the surface of imagining the possibilities. This new trust economy is one where simplicity reigns supreme, which......
Lists are already selling products, matching up influencers, and converting in a big way. Where’s your tribe? I have to tell you, if I were making a list of the most innovative things I could think up, I don’t know that lists themselves would be included. The irony in this is that we are well aware of......
  In today’s world, the biggest mistake you can make is to not look at yourself as a business. Whatever product you have is not just an invention or a brand. It’s a business and you need to be getting the full benefit and the full protection of that. In this episode, Aaron Young talks......
Statistically, you have less of a chance to be the next Steve Jobs than the next Jeff Bezos. Here’s why. I recently gave a speech about innovation at the urging of the founder of City Summit, Ryan Long, about what constitutes market-making innovation, and what we should be investing in–not only with our money but with our time.......