Obama mobile phone in Kenya – for real!

As some of you may know, I love emerging markets mobile.  Its one of the most exciting technology opportunities out there.  I’m been fortunate to do some work in the Middle East and Africa with Mobile-XL.  While working with them, I met one of the founders of Mi-Fone.  He is a cool guy and they … Continue reading

On Leadership – social media or otherwise…

I keep finding myself drawn to the emerging buzz about brand, social and a third element that isn’t yet at the forefront of the conversation, but will be soon – LEADERSHIP. I’ve been talking to @kwlow @snowcialmedia and various others about change management, social [fill-in the blank] and strategy. The startups I work with hear … Continue reading

On Brands – consumers vs owner vs strategist…

The beauty of brands is that it is the confluence of consumers hearts/minds and a P&L. I’m seeing ever more discussion about social media and socialization of brands (a concept that my buddy @wolfsbayne speaks to frequently). Someone commented that there are more Social Media consultants in LA than actors – which is funny on … Continue reading

Dusting off ‘brand’…

I just read a great post by Jackie over at Heavybag, what is a brand? who owns a brand? I couldn’t agree more with what she said about how to build a great brand.  Here is a little bit from the comments I made on Jackie’s post: Speaking from the perspective of a former brand … Continue reading