Are you familiar with the phenomenon in which you are good at something or you possess some knowledge about a certain topic, and you take it for granted assuming everyone else is good at that too, only to discover that that is not the case? When something comes naturally to you, it is easy to dismiss it as trivial or insignificant, but often times, that assumption prevents you from sharing your wisdom and insights with others. That was a mighty long introduction, but let me explain why it is relevant.
At the foundation of business today is the ability to tap into your network’s network. That is true online and that is true offline. The conversation is almost always the same.
If you are an investor, and you are reading this, surely you will recognize some of the questions below. If you are an entrepreneur, you are reading this, these questions will be like knives in your eyes. Now, to be clear, I am not saying that these questions are not legitimate, they are, well, at least most of them are. What I’m saying is, they are painful for every entrepreneur to hear, and answer.
In today’s day and age, the one thing we all share in common, no matter who you are or what you do, is a network. As a result, a fundamental pillar of doing business in 2017 is asking and receiving intros to members of other peoples’ networks.
There are three types of people, those who love Casey Neistat, those who don’t get Casey Neistat, and those who live under a rock and have never heard of Casey Neistat.
This post is long overdue. It is 2017, and yet, on a daily basis, I get tens of irritating and ineffective messages on LinkedIn. But wait, we’re getting ahead of ourselves…
So much has been said and written about the absurd world of entrepreneurship and startups, A whole TV show has been created that depicts most of the absurdities pretty accurately.
It’s time. Time to write the inevitable post about Snapchat. I wrote it about Twitter here. I wrote a whole lot about Twitter here. I wrote it about Facebook here. It’s time for Snapchat. In case you have not noticed, Snapchat has become one of the most significant platforms on the social web and definitely the fastest growing.
“What a strange title. This guy is going to teach me how to do something I’ve been doing my whole life?”
Yes. And you are going to disagree with many of my points thinking they don’t apply to you. If you are not a fan of differing opinions, we can part now as friends.
Well, this sure is a blog post long overdue. You see, in my line of work, which is a combination of CMO/Co Founder of a startup (ZCast), tech blogger (on this blog and many others like TechCrunch, Business Insider, The Next Web, Huffington Post, Venturebeat, The Street, Mashable, and GigaOM to name a few), startup advisor (working in an advisory role with some of Israel’s leading startups), and mentor at pretty much all of Israel’s accelerators, I see a LOT of startups. Like an obscene amount of startups.
Yesterday was the much anticipated Apple iPhone event. Yes, I am getting the iPhone 7 Plus, no I do not intend on talking about all the announcements and why, iPhone aside, all the other announcements almost put me to sleep.