A Brief History Of: Brainstorming Revenue Models for Twitter

[Originally published on Flux Research in 2012] [slideshare id=1178115&doc=bca-090321120617-phpapp02] 77 Revenue Models For Twitter (Circa 2009) via Open Innovators Discussing Twitter’s revenue model and/or business model with a focus on monetization has been one of the more popular passtimes of web business writers. Twitter’s confusion over monetization is an example of what happens when you … Read more

Founders & Origin Tales: The Case of “Start Something That Matters”

I’m starting to look at issues faced by founders, not just tech founders or even business founders per se, but founders of institutions that are designed to make a difference in the world. That includes arts institution and organizations focused on social change. This emphasis quickly led me to Blake Mycoskie’s Start Something That Matters.

Mycoskie is the founder of TOMS Shoes, which has expanded to include eyewear, and was started with the very cool mission of giving a pair of shoes to a poor kid for every pair of shoes sold.

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Finding The One Key Metric That Matters For Your Career As A Musician

[Originally published at Hypebot in January 2013.]

From time to time concepts and approaches from the world of tech startups have relevance to indie and DIY musicians. Recently the concept of “One Key Metric” has been making the rounds of Silicon Valley. Though not a new idea, the recent attention has resulted in some useful exploration. It’s particularly relevant to emerging musicians attempting to establish a business-like focus that doesn’t get in the way of making art.

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