Legendary blues and jazz singer Nina Simone challenges artists to use their craft to make a difference.Read more "Does Your Art Reflect the Times?"
The term “game changer” gets thrown around so much lately, I think people are forgetting what it really takes for something to TRULY be deemed a “game changer.”Read more "What Really Makes a “Game Changer”"
Despite all the evidence pointing to an eventual death of physical Blu-ray and DVD media, there are still some hold-outs. MediaZilla has a solution.Read more "Online and Offline Blu-ray and DVD Experience with MediaZilla"
Some people have called for Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to step down. But before we go casting stones, we should take a look at our own businesses to see where we are screwing up.Read more "Forget About Netflix’s Reed Hastings. Should YOU Be Fired as CEO?"
The Netflix decision to spin-off DVD-by-mail illustrates a great lesson about branding all professional creatives should strongly consider. What is your brand REALLY about?Read more "A Branding Lesson from the Netflix Qwikster Spin-off"
Today Netflix CEO Reed Hastings sent an email to Netflix customers and posted this blog post explaining the reasoning behind the company’s recent price hike and apologizing for not communicating this earlier. In a nutshell, they are breaking off the DVD business to a whole separate company called…are you ready for this…Qwikster (for which they don’t even […]Read more "Netflix Should Take a Queue from Apple"
UPDATE: My original blog post I assumed Apple legal made Vimeo take the video down. According to this tweet, it was a music clearance issue. I originally thought Apple had Vimeo remove the video. Mainly because I’ve never, ever seen Vimeo take down a video due to music clearance. Not saying they haven’t, I just never saw it. […]Read more "Vimeo’s Removal of Jeffery Harrell’s FCPX Video and What That Means to You"
In the past few weeks, I’ve seen something that 15 years ago I would never have dreamed would be a reality: Blockbuster Video stores with “Store Closing” banners hanging out front. What in the world happened? There was a time when Blockbuster was the “king of the world.” They were to small mom and pop […]Read more "Blockbuster Video and a Fatal Lesson About Ignoring the Signs"