I applaud the Colorado Symphony Orchestra's recent decision to promote its music to a younger crowd -- and embrace the state's burgeoning marijuana trade -- by playing a series of "cannabis-friendly " concerts this summer.
All of us who have iOS (and a filthy mouth) and text, email or otherwise chat know how irritating it can be to have your colorful metaphors changed to "ducking", "shot" and "Damon" and so on through the censorship of Apple.
We live an age where technology doesn't even get a 10-second delay, we just get used to one item and suddenly we're faced with either keeping up or we're behind on the times, there's no room for a happy medium and it's not cost effective plus it's a total pain to transfer everything over.
What do climate change and extreme weather mean for your business, your customers, and your supply chain? How do growing resource constraints like water shortages, or rising commodity prices, affect your value chain and your margins?
Apple's bold move is an impetus for the private sector to move in the same direction. Renewable energy is ready to become mainstream, and those companies that fail to pick up on the trend will lose their competitive edge.
Yesterday, I was invited to join the live BBC World Service show, Business Matters to discuss Apple's green manifesto and its rivalry with Samsung. I was interviewed by the BBC's talented Manuela Saragosa. Here's a transcript of the highlights.
What's revealed in these arrangements is striking: a belief that, once you've hired someone, you have bought the power to control their future when they work for you -- even after they've quit. In other words, you own them.
A brand is essentially the one sentence people say about you behind your back. This practical "street" definition based on actual human interaction applies equally well to people, products, and companies.