Jaffer Ali

Jaffer Ali

Jaffer Ali is the CEO of e-commerce company, PulseTV.com. He is a serial entrepreneur who has touched every part of the online ecosystem since 1998. Jaffer is known as a contrarian thought leader who has contributed over 250 essays to industry trades covering every aspect of online media and marketing topics. A collection of his essays can be downloaded for free: Chasing String In The Digital Era.

Why is the NSA Snooping?

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The moment [Hoover] would get something on a senator,” said William Sullivan, who became the number three official in the bureau under Hoover, “he’d send one of the errand boys up and advise the senator that ‘we’re in the course of an investigation, and we by chance happened to come up with this data on […]

Breaking the Stranglehold of Prediction

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“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” — Heraclitus I have been in business a rather long time… long enough now to be called an “Oldtimer.” I started in my own business right out of college way back in 1979. I […]

The Poverty of the Mainstream Media is Why It’s Crashing

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They are far more servants to political power than adversarial watchdogs over it, and what provokes their rage most is not corruption on the part of those in power (they don’t care about that) but rather those who expose that corruption, especially when the ones bringing transparency are outside of, even hostile to, their incestuous […]

Observe, Orient, Decide and Act: O-O-D-A Loops and Chess

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Part of making a good decision is just making a decision. You can’t always sit and weigh the pros and cons. There just isn’t time for that. Making a good decision means sticking with your choice and dealing with what comes with it. Being able to deal with the consequences – that’s making a good […]