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November 5th, 2009

“Raise Your Hand if You Love Your Cable Company:”

In the past three months I had delivered around 35 speeches and presentations.  During about 25 of them I have asked the audience the question that is the title of this column (why I will explain later). .Whether it is a confidential gathering of 10-15 CEOs or a hotel ballroom of 400-500 people, when I […]

 

 

February 20th, 2007

New and Threatening Becomes Acceptable and Mainstream

Recently I have been thinking about the cultural process whereby something that initially is perceived as dangerous to society ultimately becomes a part of the cultural mainstream. New is often perceived as threatening.  Its newness is not understood, so if it can’t be understood and fit into the status quo then it must be bad.  […]

 

 

December 13th, 2006

Innovation Wins at the Cash Register

In a post two days ago I suggested that the Wii Video Game console from Nintendo was the clear winner in the new console competition with Sony’s PlayStation 3.  I based this on the fact that the Wii was an innovative product that both opened up the gaming space to new participants and was highly […]

 

 

December 12th, 2006

The Future of Video Games

In the last ten years, video gaming has gone from being a peripheral social phenomenon for young and teenage boys to a central factor in today’s media and entertainment.  Movies based on video games have been produced. TV executives talk about bringing the interactive gaming experience to television programming.  Advertisers create games for brand positioning […]

 

 

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