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Fire TV
I wasn't sure about it until lunchtime today, but now I'm sure. TV is dead to me. It's not only merely dead; it's really most sincerely dead. Muerto. Over. Stick a fork in it … it's done! I sat down for lunch and turned on the TV. I wanted to watch some news. You can probably guess what happened. Continue Reading →
Streaming Wars: Warner Bros. gets hit by CAA and DGA
As a consumer, there is nothing more wonderful than choice. In a groundbreaking, world-changing announcement earlier this week, Warner Bros. announced that its entire 2021 slate of theatrical motion picture releases would be available on HBO Max the day they are released in theaters. This is awesome!!! Unless you live and work in the motion picture industry. Then, not so much. Continue Reading →

Alexa Gets More Talkative

The official title of the Amazon Science blog is "Alexa gets better at predicting customers’ goals," but you should read this as, "The Turing test is not for machines to pass, but for humans to fail." Continue Reading →

They Already Have Your Data

TikTok WeChat
On August 6, 2020, the president of the United States signed two virtually identical executive orders banning the use of both TikTok and WeChat. TikTok will survive due to a partnership deal with Oracle that, at this writing, the president has approved. But, unless a federal judge issues a stay, by the time you read this WeChat will be officially banned. Continue Reading →
No Apple AR glasses, no AirTag trackers, no HomePod mini, no over-the-ear AirPod-branded headphones. A lot of the most exciting announcements teased for Apple's September 2020 event never saw the light of day. Instead, Apple unveiled two new Apple Watches, two new iPads, a new fitness subscription, and more. Here's everything you need to know about Apple's latest and greatest. Continue Reading →

The Famous “P&G Memo”

P&G Memo
Want to be a better strategic thinker? For most businesspeople, the time-tested P&G (Procter & Gamble) Memo is a great place to start. At its core, the format of a classic P&G recommendation memo forces you to sequentially structure your thoughts, which in turn forces you to sequentially structure your communication. The clarity provided by this disciplined approach to thinking is invaluable, and its ability to help scrutinize ideas is unmatched. Here's the variation I use to begin packaging my ideas to sell. Continue Reading →

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