This past weekend, I was live on Blog Talk Radio to talk more about the
lessons of Steve Jobs departure, Jeff Bridges’ album tanking, and the
philosophy that “ALL Business is Show Business.”
Listen in — and I hope you enjoy!
(ONE MORE THING — as Steve Jobs would say — I want to start scheduling a
regular program on Blog Talk Radio. Right now, I’m thinking a Sunday
mid-morning show might be best. Obviously, it would be archived on iTunes as
a podcast and on BlogTalkRadio.com…but, what I’m really wondering is:
What time would be most advantageous for you to listen live? Let me know your
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Amazon sells shoes. So does Zappos. Another company – where I have many
friends, as I previously did significant consulting work for them – markets
something entirely different. All, however, are particularly instructive
about the future of business.
The company I won’t name is involved in financial services. They have
decided to terminate their entire marketing effort, and focus on explaining
their products to prospective investors. The CEO said, “Our greatest value
proposition to investors and financial intermediaries is the institutional
approach that’s at the... (more)
Posting from my iPhone at LAX. I’m flying Virgin America today for the
first time, and I’m waiting at the gate to board a flight to JFK/New York
I’m already impressed. When I walked up to the ticket counter, hip music
was playing. The counter is lower than other airlines, so you don’t
perceive a barrier between you and the ticket agent.
After my bags were checked, the agent stepped from behind the counter to hand
me a boarding pass and point me to security. The way she handled it was if I
had bought a ring from Tiffany’s!
Even though I’m hungry, I’m waiting until I’m on th... (more)
I was in Manhattan a few weeks ago, just finished with a speech and took a
moment to check out what was going on with the people I follow on Twitter.
You should know that one of the “gods” of Twitter is Chris Brogan.
(@ChrisBrogan in Twitter-speak) It seems like there is a three-step process
to getting started on Twitter…1) sign up; and 2) & 3) follow Chris Brogan
and Guy Kawasaki.
Because Chris had reviewed “Collapse of Distinction,” he and I have
shared a dialogue. He’s interesting, smart, funny, and profound. In other
words, an extraordinarily cool guy. I noticed that he was h... (more)
Never fails. At meetings of speakers or authors, those just getting started
in these endeavors ask me if I could give them insight into what it takes to
It’s a question that always kind of takes my breath away a bit. It always
seems to me that I have so far yet to go, I don’t know why I’m being
asked. Yet, at the same time, I’m truly appreciative and humbled that
someone would feel that I could provide them some degree of direction.
Previously here on McKain Viewpoint, I’ve mentioned my favorite blogger,
Bob Lefsetz. Today, he did it again. He had a phrase on a... (more)