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

Out the Vaults: 50 Cent and the Violence of Money

[My second All In The Game column published in the May/June 2005 issue of Pound Magazine.] Though the shooting that occurred at New York’s Hot 97 radio station between the release of The Game’s “The Documentary” and 50 Cent’s “The Massacre” has been called a publicity stunt, 50 Cent’s prior public statements clued me in … Read more

2014 Update: The Future for Clyde, Flux Research and All World Dance

Time to look at the digital tea leaves and share what I see.

Flux Research has had a variety of identities but I’m now settled on building a writing portfolio as the basis for future blogging supporting bigger writing projects (books, baby, books!). That’s a very long-term plan that may not come to fruition for many years nevertheless I’m building the base now.

But since relaunching I’ve been focusing on learning more about WordPress (for this site and others) and getting All World Dance back in action.

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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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How Murder By Death Became The #3 Most Successful Kickstarter Music Campaign

[Originally published at Hypebot in August, 2012.]

Rock band Murder By Death recently achieved the honor of having the third highest funded Kickstarter music campaign after Amanda Palmer and Five Iron Frenzy. Exceeding their $100,000 goal, their final pledge total was $187,048. I spoke with lead singer Adam Turla over the weekend and he shared the details of the campaign.

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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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