If you read my posts and content you might know the street kred I give Gary
Vaynerchuk. When I saw IHRSA 2014 included him as a Keynote Friday morning
and that I’d get to have some more private interaction with him
afterwards, I was stoked. In the end IHRSA 2014 was the best ever for many
reasons but mostly Gary's talk which met all of my expectations.
Here are some of Gary’s quotes from his keynote and private talk
afterwards at IHRSA 2014:
You better be a media company first because your ability to just advertise is
Anytime someone says “our data shows” and they are on the wrong
side of history its over (referring to how Blockbuster declined to acquire
Netflix for $50 Million, more on that story here ).
When the Blockbuster executives explained why they didn’t want to
acquire Netflix they used a variety of “fact... (more)
This year IHRSA 2014 will be one of the best ever. I am particulary delighted
to be speaking at the Medical Wellness Association forum, sharing views with
the leaders of IHRSA Federations from around the world, conducting a
technology roundtable with some great industry experts and sharing views on
mobile technologies and their impact.
One really special aspect of the event will be Gary Vaynerchuk's talk on
Friday morning. If you are attending IHRSA this year, do not miss it. I've
included Gary's video discussing health clubs and how social media and
consumer change are impacti... (more)
Some thought has been put into my profile on Linkedin. When it says "helps
organizations and professionals realize their full potential and solve their
biggest challenges" well that's what I am trying to do. Hopefully it shows
every now and again. When @StartracFitness invited me to share views on
social selling, there came a few points during the presentation where I saw
that look in people's eyes. I'll call it the look of WOW, wonderment,
realization; a look I live for because it can mean you are making an impact.
When you can get an audience to rethink what they are doing, ho... (more)
New Year 2010 on Ulitzer
It's that time of year again, so I am sharing some thoughts about what 2010
should entail for technology. Here are some leading technology experts who
share their valuable insights.
Richard MacManus, Founder & CEO, @rww
1. There will be a breakthrough consumer application for Internet of Things -
involving the iPhone, RFID tags and a major consumer product such as books or
groceries. In general, Internet of Things will ramp up in 2010, with
thousands more everyday objects becoming connected to the Internet.
2. Google will acquire PostRank and promptly con... (more)
A recent WSJ report Venture Capitalist's New Frontier, Where Cellphones Meet
Retailing points to Reid Hoffman, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who put
money early into hot start-ups like Facebook Inc. and online gaming company
Zynga Game Network Inc., now has his eye on the intersection of mobile phones
and bricks-and-mortar retailing.
As well he should. The explosion of mobile devices, adoption of social media
and new business models that blend online and bricks and mortar components
around the customer will contribute to new ways to engage shoppers.While the
technology is emer... (more)