PUTTING THE BUSINESS IN BUSINESS
with The Answer Guy
THE ‘BUSINESS’ PART OF BUSINESS
You search for things every day. Search has become such a big part of the Internet—and the Internet such a big part of life—that the idea of finding information has become a bit of an unfunny joke. You Want Tech Support? Google It. Now, Search Results Problems are...read more
One of my favorite marketing-and-trademark conversations has always been about what happens when a brand becomes generic. Xerox. Kleenex. TIVO. Band-Aid. What about the rare case where a genericized product actually gets improved upon? Are Nexcare Band-Aids (uggh ......read more
How much is a $250 bonus worth? The value of a 250 dollar bonus may be $250 when measured mathematically, but its real value has very little to do with the math. This week, one of the food delivery services doing business in New York City has offered couriers a bonus...read more
We've been hearing about The Death of Journalism for almost a decade. Last week, HuffPo announced a business change that may show the death of journalism becoming a real thing. https://youtu.be/LMMCy_5CZR0 Which is funny/not-funny considering how little good The...read more
Business Change Highlights
It's the end of the year. Courtesy of Amazon.com, our end-of-year story is about the end of pirated music. It's no wonder that a business change of this magnitude would come from Amazon. Dr. Evil's company just keeps changing the way we buy things—all things. And what...read more
Barring a last-minute turnaround of major proportions, today is the day Net Neutrality finally dies. https://youtu.be/5erXjgcW93w Since there'll be no "reprieve from the governor", get ready for the smell of frying Internet service. Ajit Pai, Trump Administration...read more
I don't spend much time in malls. While that's a statement many people can make—and an ever-greater number are—it's natural for me. As a resident of New York City, malls just aren't an every-day, drive-by-it option. Retail here is not mall-based, but driven by...read more
Last week, a new browser hit the market. And most of the reviews so far have been effusive: it might be time to think about changing browsers. But give it some thought and you'll very likely reconsider changing browsers. Because as great as Firefox Quantum might be,...read more
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