The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last week that carbon dioxide concentrations at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii surpassed the milestone 400 parts per million for a sustained period.
Here's what I've learned in the past few months about concrete ways you can support your favorite writer, whether they're a close friend or someone you admire from afar (even celebrity authors would welcome your help on most of these).
The quality of web shows has improved dramatically in the last few years, and with internet institutions embracing the art form, the bar has been raised even higher. We are experiencing a veritable web series renaissance right now.
Will the next Richard Stallman, Linus Torvalds or Jimmy Wales please step forward? Because I don't want information at my fingertips -- I want action at my fingertips, and I mean my fingertips.
After publishing 17 books traditionally -- from Knopf to Penguin to W.W. Norton -- I decided to explore what my New York literary agent calls "the great experiment" of indie publication. Even for a technophile, indie publishing was a high learning curve.
Why can't the leading ladies be badass and lesbian? And if they are, why can't we see them as authentic, whole beings -- sex and all? When we throw stones at each other for including sex, we're telling ourselves that depicting our sexuality automatically shames us. I disagree.
When retailers lose their mojo, it's hard to recover. Reinventing a retail model is a parlous prospect. Witness what happened at JC Penney (JCP) when Ron Johnson tried to "transform" the tired peddler of schmattes and socks.
Fact is, tablets are not going away, despite the forlorn wishes of a company's CEO. Over 100 million were sold last year. And, millions of people are right now looking to buy a 7-inch tablet computer. What do customers from all over the world think?
For years publishers have insisted that what happened to the music industry won't happen to them. Yet when we see what's happening in publishing I fail to find an instance where publishers aren't subscribing to the same model music companies did.
If you're not reinventing yourself, your business, your point of view, your multi-platform communications, and your Internet persona -- you're behind history's curve.
Speed. Age. Glocal. Uncertainty. Innovation. I hear business leaders actively talking about these trends as separate entities. But it is clear to me that they are interrelated and must be taken as a whole to sustain profitable growth in this new age.
The real question is: with bigger smartphones and smaller tablets, what's to become of content and how do you reinvent it? That and countless other q...
The events last week were nothing short of horrible, although Bostonians and Americans together rejoiced on Friday as the second bombing suspect was...
This is my strategy: get people interested in what you say. You have nothing to lose by introducing your ideas at little or no cost to an audience of people who would want to come back to learn more.
What's clear from the last year in business is that companies that achieve high, or even healthy growth, have the ability to focus, perceive all the options, choose one or several realities with great market appeal, innovate around them and continue to do so persistently.
Barnes & Noble is fighting the good fight, but it looks like it may be going down big time.