Tag Archives: thought leadership

Don’t do this if you want to speak at a conference

  Putting on conferences is increasingly harder, so organizers are resorting to trading speaking slots for sponsorship dollars. The result is that most conferences devolve into pitchfests, where vendors shamelessly sell, like above. Here is one example of where they reached out and I replied asking for more information: So… Read more »

Bad business decisions from good statistics

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I charge a premium for consulting.   Clients pay for your years of experience, not how many minutes you spent on an issue. If you were to compare a jet aircraft versus a Greyhound bus, you might conclude the cross-country trip of 3 days and 2 hours (74 hours) is… Read more »

Syncapse’s spectacular $45 million bankruptcy– the turd in the punchbowl

They raised $45 million, had 180 staff across the globe, and a blue chip client base. Their epitaph reads “Facebook fans are worth $174.14”, but they discovered reality is not so simple, as laid bare in their financials. Syncapse going under is not indicative of Facebook’s overall direction. Just look… Read more »