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Interesting post, but don't forget that these writers were established long before social media exploded. The point is that new authors can and should use FB, Twitter, et al. But using them doesn't mean that you'll likely become a prominent author and sell a slew of books.
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Actually, I don't. Please remove me? Thanks.
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@crucible One need not be a techie to comment on platforms. It's a business model more than an app or a "technology."
Whether or not its formal Facebook Platform succeeded is immaterial. Facebook and Zuck have embraced platform thinking as I write in The Age of the Platform. Sure, it's pissed off developers, but hasn't Apple and Twitter at some point?
I agree with what you wrote: Maybe it would have been a $100B company. I'd argue that it still might get there, though. Platform thinking is a mind-set, not a product. Zuck gets that.
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I couldn't agree more. Getting rejected from top-tier NBA programs ultimately turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I was not burdened with the same student debt as others, and I was able to experiment with my career as a result
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Hard to say with the artificial shortage now. Once banks foreclose on properties long overdue, we'll see what happens.
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In a word, wow. I knew Jody a little bit and some of the ecomom folks here in Vegas.
Nice, piece, Sarah. I've seen you on BBW and will check out your books now.
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@seventhman Good point, but only if we let it, no?
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Interesting post. I like to think that I know a few things about platforms and, to me, platforms have to be broader. The "city as a platform" mind-set might be a nice start, but I'd argue that we have to think bigger. Government is the platform. Cities, libraries, post offices, etc. need to be planks.
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@jasonkonopinski Love The Long Tail. One of the few biz books I've read twice.
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@bradmarley Love Switch. I've met Dan Heath. Nice guy. I'd recommend The Halo Effect by Phil Rosenzweig.
If the price is right, I could see doing it. But to do a book right, though, we're talking about serious coin, no?
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No argument here. Seems like the acme of selfishness and narcissism.
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Great post and I completely agree.
<b>Founders carry the most weight in the tech world, so getting Arrington back to TechCrunch might be AOL’s only hope for a sale.</b>
That's a mouthful. Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google grew to unprecedented heights under the leadership of their founders, not hired guns (read: AOL, Yahoo!). In the Age of the Platform, you can't just have a 'normal' CEO. You need a leader. A visionary.
1 year, 6 months ago on Sources Say AOL Seeking Buyers for Engadget and TechCrunch, Arrington “Not In The Least Bit Interested”
It's amazing how fast Facebook has seized control here. Remember when Google was trailblazing?
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Looking forward to the redesign, Jay. I'm with you that your site has to evolve or face extinction. At the same time, substance matters more than style.
1 year, 7 months ago on Redesigning Your Blog to Drive Reader Behavior
JayBaerryancmiller You will see results, my friend. 17 years ago, I used to be 25 lbs heavier. I've been a workout demon ever since and find it incredibly cathartic, especially as a full-time writer/computer guy. We need to get up!
1 year, 10 months ago on Why I’m Not Writing a Book This Year
JayBaer Especially as they age...
My most sincere condolences. Haunting words for me as well, as I've gone nuts with four books in three years. While I have good health (touch wood), I am not going to write a book this year because I need more balance in my life.
DanielMilstein Thanks, Daniel. We all face uncertainties; some companies and people are just better at handling them than others.
1 year, 11 months ago on Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook and the Gang of Four
Good stuff, Alan. Relationships are very fluid, as you point out. Maybe marriage counseling will be a 2012 plank in your company's platform!
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