Facebook — once the darling of Silicon Valley, America and the world — is feeling rising heat and scrutiny everywhere it reaches:
Why it matters: If people think what they're reading on the social network might be fake, or that they may be being manipulated, that could be a massive long-term problem for a platform where ad revenue depends on keeping us happily addicted. A good experience is good for business.
Welcome to the Jungle
Amazon's Fangs sinks its teeth into the Middle Class. Robert Reich's Multiplier - the algorithm that quantifies a companies true value or output to society - has cut its teeth on the Impact of Amazons Fangs (Facebook, Amazon, Net flix, Google and Samsung) with Middle's Price Slashing, Free Shipping and Interest Rate Cuts from the Great Recession's genius: Greenspan that keep inflation at a staggering rate.
Bottom line: we are destroying the soul of this nation and middle class "minority" for Convenience. Despite "Veblen Good" study after study show after 70K money no longer adds value to a family nor happiness. Making money sustainable is about a strong national economy not saving on consumer discretionary or clipping coupons. Income not outflow, Long term Investment not short term Investing, Sweat equity not the equity markets.
The polar opposite of what is happening.
And certainly not spending premium for Food and Energy is the focus now on the table from the tableau - big data speculative cutting block - to protectCore CPI and hedge on futures and commodities using proprietary Predictive Analytics and insider trading. Techniques like: laddering, spinning, and first buys all of the stock trading techniques learned during the first tech crash - the majority of which (almost 4 out of 5 ) whom Goldman was responsible for the majority of underwriting.
Its no secret that A 45% Gross Margin is a necessity in the world of E-Tailing when operating with showrooms. Shipping, Customer Service, Damages, Discounts and Overhead not to mention the need for Strong economic fundamentals like consumer purchasing power from housing and the Stock Markets.
Amazons 31% average and strategy to now leverage debt to break into the retail food market timely given historically low rates after 14 cuts to 1.67% from 0.97 in 2014 is more bad news. This environment is aligning even now Microsoft with Amazon's AI based on filling in the holes for Microsoft where they've lost share - cloud computing to AWS, Free Apps and Devices etc - actually have charged customers fair market price and have done great things as a result. They are becoming the too big to fail that is leveraging everyone and everything that has come before it with no scruples from a Corporate Ethics Perspective.
Can't we support those that support us? The Bill and Melinda gates foundation and Google finds cures for disease and tries to prolong life while compared to Amazon's donation of 500K (philanthropic write off) for Hurricane Harvey. Michael Dell gave 20 Million.
So How do the Average E-Tailer and Business Fight Back: Collect, Withdraw, Disturb and Disrupt.
The apparition of advanced interruption has rapidly turned out to be a standout amongst the most concerning issues for business pioneers far and wide. In 2015, short of what one percent of administrators accepted advanced disturbance could transformatively affect their industry. Presently, Airbnb is more significant than Hilton, Tesla is more profitable than Ford, General Motors and BMW, and Amazon's takeover of Whole Foods simply put enormous weight on contending basic supply chains' stocks.
These unmistakable cases have moved advanced disturbance from an optional worry to a best of-mind issue at the board level. As indicated by new research from the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, a joint IMD and Cisco activity, more than seventy five percent of administrators now trust the effect of disturbance on their ventures will be "major" or "transformative." What a distinction two years can make.
Which ventures are generally powerless?
Administrators who thought – or still think – they are protected from disturbance will confront a severe shock. No industry is protected.
The media and media outlet is seeing the best interruption as the level of rivalry among industry officeholders strengthens on account of advances from Amazon, Facebook, Snapchat and Netflix.
Just marginally behind media are innovation items and administrations, retail, monetary administrations and broadcast communications. The organizations in these business sectors share a few attributes that make them especially presented to computerized interruption. For one, their center items and administrations are exceptionally data driven and can be promptly digitized.
In what capacity can organizations react to the powers of interruption?
In spite of the expanded mindfulness about computerized disturbance, 40 percent of study respondents still feel their pioneers don't comprehend the danger, or are reacting improperly. There is as yet a huge hole between recognizing the need to change and really accomplishing change.
At the point when confronted with a troublesome aggressive danger, it can be difficult to comprehend what to do in light of the fact that you are on new territory. In any case, four particular techniques can give a structure to conceptualize your alternatives.
This is a cautious procedure intended to augment picks up from a declining business or market. Domino's has been utilizing this strategy by driving more noteworthy efficiencies through advanced advances. Regardless of solid execution through the 1990s, Domino's battled in the right on time to mid 2000s. Notwithstanding, the organization's administration decided an online nearness that was both easy to understand and proficient could enhance the client experience and yield more deals. By 2015, the organization was preparing around half of all requests on the web, deals were 30 percent more than in store buys, and work costs diminished because of efficiencies made by the innovation.
The Harvest technique is tied in with amplifying an incentive in undermined portions. Be that as it may, when the expenses of keeping up a business plainly overwhelm the advantages, organizations should concentrate on key withdraw. This technique underscores withdrawal into a market specialty that serves a little subset of existing clients with specific needs. For instance, when General Electric confronted exceptional rivalry in its shopper apparatuses business, it shed GE Capital's benefits and sold its machines division – leaving a business that got $19.6 billion of every 2015, or about 17 percent of GE's aggregate income. GE is presently utilizing the returns of these deals to concentrate on its modern web system.
While Harvest and Retreat are guarded procedures, occupants can go into all out attack mode and progress toward becoming disruptors themselves. At the point when a market opportunity that can be gainfully misused is identified, organizations should concentrate on making new an incentive for clients utilizing computerized advancements and plans of action. Look no more remote than Otto for a case of a problematic methodology. The organization, which was as of late obtained by UBER, upsets the cargo business via mechanizing trucking. Right now, work speaks to 40 - 75 percent of operational expenses for the business. On the off chance that Otto can totally computerize its trucks, it will have the capacity to offer its administrations at a radically lessened cost and cut out the opposition.
In spite of the fact that the disturb methodology speaks to reactant exercises that present market interruption, the Occupy system concentrates on supporting the aggressive additions related with that disturbance. Involve rejects the "manufacture it and they will come" approach, and is prefaced on the truth that the organization that presents an interruption may not wind up winning at last. Walmart has utilized this system to prevail in retail. In the course of recent years, Walmart has put billions in multi-channel abilities to battle internet business contenders like Amazon. In executing this system, Walmart's stores turned into a key resource as almost 90% of Americans live inside ten miles of one.
The pace of interruption is quickening crosswise over businesses because of quicker computerized innovation development cycles, a blast of very much supported new companies and the rise of Chinese mammoths, for example, Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu. Computerized change requires activity. Simply discussing computerized change, enlisting a boss advanced officer or beginning a "development center point" won't spare your business. A genuine, comprehensive change to your plan of action is expected to survive and flourish in the computerized period. The ideal opportunity for vital activity is presently – in light of the fact that nobody realizes what the following two years will bring.
50 Slates of Grey
The Years of Magical Thinking
Many have at least heard of Orson Wells renowned broadcast of War of the Worlds . The supposed attack on the US by foreign invaders, later rebroadcast in Ecuador, led to several (very real ) deaths. Decades later, MTV’s Real World marked the beginning of “reality” TV and was a huge hit leading to a second & third season that eventually kicked off block-buster hits like “Keeping up with the Kardashians”, “The Real Housewives”, and the ridiculous Jersey Shit Show, “Jersey Shore”. Then the thriller “Blair Witch Project” that shook up many despite clearly being a studio production for entertainment purposes only. Obviously, many still refused to believe that it was fake. Alas, the new American Pastime Suspension of Disbelief has expanded our worlds as we entered into theirs. We love to belie and bask in fictitious words and fantasy worlds - escapism bound alive and well slate side as we paint it darker and bleaker ..
Enter Convergence Culture and Big Data. The most powerful convergence of Tech, Marketing and the Mediums that’s powering the Orwellian phenomenon is at its peak. Now Software Platforms like Storify, Taley and Flipboard which allows the end user to natively create Magazine Book Marking Type Projects and Slip in or “Flip” articles - like Pinterest have viral sway in certain social circles. In essence, creating Fake Views or perceived news is now the answer to Real News albeit a watered down telephone chain’s claims of legitamacy bruises air ways on the side of personal social protection rather than vital real societal projection. How is all this relevant? At a point where fantasy mimes meet virtual lives - supplemental reality has become the Norm. Filling in the Blanks by Total Recalling of Fragments of disparate information and events like War of the Worlds, the Real World excites, invites and completes ours.
Indecent Proposals - Pushing the Terms. Limits.
Anastastized State Side
Raking in a ton at the box office, a new kind of love dominated our affections this Valentine’s Day rather than a mere box of chocolates. Its fame the sleasey 50 Shades of Grey.. The loving story where Tycoon and Mogul Christian Grey bachelor pines for the affection of Anastasia Steele by courting her into new territory through ultimate Male Domination. Privilege through pain.. Pushing the limits of her traditional fuse, he attempts to ignite the humdrum with Sado-Masochism, kinky sets, and photo yachts (see “your name here” hello propster) to the likes of big toys, for big boys the mega wealth seduction and kinky sex, pushing her to and past the limits. In Indecent Proposal fashion, we see this hue Prince Harming Story unfold in the new American Corporate Governance. The Dungeons and Domains of the emerging virtual realities made manifest itself as we take a walk on the “wild” side of striking the irons while they're hot. Boredom meets Boardroom, Tycoon meets Typhoon, and into the perverse real worlds of the fictitous Anastasia Steele your Arch awaits, just wait.. The narrative in its namesake “Anastasia” the Eastern European Russian confounding a Fantasy twirl; all things to all people, real , based on fake lore and trusting the fantasy just begging to be resold in children stories (Disney’s Anastasia) bounded in historical relevancy - the Real Anastasia that was gagged and found dead that is westward bound. The new American Sweet Arch being sold at a theatre for two.. .
Paint it Black - First Wives Club
Looks that Kill. Melania Gore Complex
Ultimately, she can’t win.. literally and figuratively. Shady, Grey, Sadist or Masochist - fiend and foe. The Crook Hillary parallels our imaginations most negative portrayals of the Patron "Satan" Anastasia tempted to eat the forbidden fruit.. The Curious Female that opens Pandora's Locks. Lock Her Up the curious solution by bounding and Gagging or keeping her away from the male (or mail bot). Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II. The last sovereign of Imperial Russia and his wife, Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna were assisnated when mixed reports claim her royalty and in fast KGB format she was also murdered at Yekaterinburg on July 17, 1918 with her family in an extrajudicial killing by members of the Cheka, the Bolshevik secret police.
The tragedy and story lives on through not only Disney Films “A spellbinding mix of adventure , comedy , rowmance (tongue in sleek) and music. This acclaimed animated spectacular tells the THRILLING story of the lost Russian Princess Anastasia and her quest to find her true Identity. Sounds Familar for potential wrecker of Hillary - Billary? After the Death of Anastasia the (Wanna Please) wannabes showed up in droves claiming to be the real Anastasia. “And when the shadows of the revolution fall across Russia, the royal family's youngest daughter barely escapes with her own life.. That being the cartoon Typhoon is Met ultimately by the Evil RasPuTin.
50 Grades of Shadey Anastasia falls to maybe not Putin or Rasputin but to the spoils of extreme comfort of the Lifestyle and the spotlight - The Spoils, the trophy wives, kids and the trophy lives and lions head bounty on a platter, unworthy and scarce - for how could anyone succcumb to the temptations offered by such Perjury at a time when America’s First Caste Clashes. White Dominance and the tales of soul-less.. The Vilification of her seen through the eyes of the Puritans on witch hunts. Web Sites that say she's a Satanist - It's varied mixed messages right out of the subconscious and from earlier times. the Socially Daring and Staring we all Wish for and despise. We love to talk about the trainwreck especially when it involves drama for drama’s stake , the wish fufillment not yet filled and the view American Steamy dreamy.
In the context of this prominence, privilege and pronouncements, the Selection of 2016 for Resident in the White House - Hillary is the target of ridicule no matter what she does. The sad wife if she stays, the sad window of oppourtunism we’ve never seen the likes of on lets Face Book.. Review the History. The real stunt Melania may be the Glitz and Glamour one who is taking it for the Steam. However, the real struck is Hillary who is a beat up proxy for the dirty Anastasia who is taking a real beating no matter what she does. After Wall Crooked Billary can’t make up her Mimes what she stood for. People teasing and a pleaser a sign of a “desperate housewife” Willie and wearing all those hats and pantsuits really no “next top model” after labouring all day keeping up with the lies inherent in standing by your man - a sure fire way to annoy sharpshooters from Russia’s Bend - Guise She... And transparent the secretive shyster confidante confident women who’s real love Character lies not only when appropriate for Country First, but when standing by her Man when true love gets invested. Divorce five times quick and sleezy ala 50 ways not for anyone who cares deeply about Family First as for our sensitivity for, True Lies detection heeds to pay more attention to the real world and the dilemma of truth in politics, love and real loyalty - through thick and skin - and the complex connections and soul of it all.