Ok, here we go again. I have already written about the “right” aka effective way to make a business intro in today’s day and age. Please read that article, it will save you lots of awkwardness. Intros are something people in the business world make daily, sometimes ten times a day, sometimes more. Meetings are the same.
What an insane week it has been! You see, my professional bucket list is not all that long, and it is not that long for one simple reason, I try to cross things off. When I want to accomplish something big, I start small, sometimes fail, but I usually try. Some of the items that have occupied space on that list in the past include building relationships with legends such as Steve Wozniak and Marc Andreessen. Done and Done.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The most exciting companies in today’s tech world, pretty much across the board, are companies that took an industry that has not changed or if you want to use buzz words, has not been “disrupted” since forever, and fundamentally changed it.
I love doing interviews, always have. I have done some interviews with some outrageously interesting people over the years. People like Alyssa Milano, Marc Andreessen, Steve Wozniak, and so many others.
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This was the case with prooV. What impressed me about prooV? Besides Toby and Alexey who you can see in the live FB interview I did below, the company is solving a HUGE pain point for both startups and enterprises.
In today’s insanely fast-moving business world, efficiency is key. That is why I use this iPhone hack to save time every day. Efficiency is also the reason I write many of my blog posts. You see, I find myself repeating many of the same things on a daily basis. “Stop asking people to like your Facebook post!”, “Don’t tag me along with 50 other people on a Facebook post”, “That is not how you should ask someone for a business intro, this is!”, and on and on.
Kaltura, a beast of a company, is doing some truly remarkable work in the video space. In fact, when people say to me that Israeli companies sell too early and don’t play the long game, I often send them Kaltura to look at.
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.
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.
I want to give you a glimpse into our future world. I’m talking about the world with an all-cloud mobile network. I’ll also explain the nuts and bolts for how we’ll get there.
Once mobile broadband can keep up with our evolving lifestyles, things are going to get really interesting! One thing is for sure — over the next few decades, we can expect to see things far beyond what we can picture in our minds right now.
Intrigued? Keep reading…