Submitted by slewis on Mon, 2014-02-24 21:38
I don't think you can attempt to value WhatsApp with normal financial methods and find a way to rationalize $16-$19 billion. I couldn't find a way to see paying more than $2.6 billion to maybe $9 billion. This wasn't about the financial value of WhatsApp by itself or Facebook would've been better off investing in a broad index of stocks if they wanted to create shareholder wealth. There has to be a vision of superb upside synergy. Here's why:
Submitted by slewis on Sun, 2014-02-16 19:33
When I edited this photo, my task was to take away, not add to the image. It was surrounded by other birds, trees and branches, a bird feeder and the snow's color didn't capture well. Cropping solved most of the challenge. A little Perfect Photo Suite eraser and some white balance adjustments, a little more detail for the bird and a lot less for the background. To me, it says more by having less distraction. Does your marketing say what it is supposed to say without distracting?
Submitted by slewis on Fri, 2014-01-17 07:34
Recording and producing video of a live concert performance as a one person crew is challenging. I recently worked with electric harpist Deborah Henson-Conant to record her annual "Lose Your Blues" show at The Center for Arts in Natick, MA (TCAN). TCAN is a wonderful facility in that it is an old firehouse that was renovated into an intimate, flexible arts facility. There's not a lot of room for cameras though and the lighting setup is great for the live audience but not perfect for video.
Submitted by slewis on Wed, 2013-11-27 13:54
Are you like me and have tried more than once to learn Objective-C and use Xcode to create OS X or iOS apps but just couldn't get the hang of it? I found Nick Smith's Xcode Primer - Visual Programming for OS X recently and it has helped me a lot more than a lot of online tutorials and other books.
Submitted by slewis on Mon, 2013-07-08 13:25
My last blog entry asked whether your content helps customers buy. I wanted to follow up with a focus on helping the customer during the pre-purchase phase when they are forming initial impressions.
Google's Jim Lecinski calls it the "Zero Moment of Truth" or simply ZMOT (Lecinski, Jim 2011). Michael Bosworth and John Holland advocated that salespeople focus on the buying process, not the sales process (Bosworth, Michael and Holland, John, et al 2010). It is all around us. What is it?