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David Sable

A Music Lesson for Business Disruption

David Sable | Posted 02.13.2017 | Business
David Sable

I admit it. Full confession. I have become obsessed with the cover of a song. Not just any song, mind you...an old song, an old famous song, an old...

What Do Software, Hardware, E-Commerce and Brick-and-Mortar Retail Have in Common?

David Sable | Posted 02.06.2017 | Business
David Sable

Amazon is opening a book store at The Shops at Columbus Circle, right across from my office. I see the banner from our windows every day and I smile. ...

Bypassing Media and Speaking Straight to the People: Crime or Evolution?

David Sable | Posted 01.23.2017 | Business
David Sable

"I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and ...

Journalism Is Failing Us. We Need A Transparent, Authentic And Credible Voice

David Sable | Posted 01.16.2017 | Business
David Sable

Oscar Wilde, ever one of my favorite sources for inspiration, once said: "In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs fore...

If You Think Algorithms Help Your Brand, Think Again!

David Sable | Posted 01.09.2017 | Business
David Sable

In response to consumer pressure, some companies such as Kellogg's, BMW, Warby Parker and Allstate have issued guidelines not to allow their digital a...

7 Predictions From a Cloudy Crystal Ball

David Sable | Posted 01.02.2017 | Business
David Sable

2017 and my first big post. Number one, and most importantly, welcome to a new year and a fresh set of possibilities and opportunities that could hel...

Sharing Candles, Sharing Lights

David Sable | Posted 12.23.2016 | Business
David Sable

We overuse the word "share" and undermine its most powerful meaning. Sharing has always been about giving something up that belongs to you, taking a p...

If You're Droning on About Drones, You're Missing the Point

David Sable | Posted 12.19.2016 | Business
David Sable

The debate over false and fake news continues, as it has for millennia. It will no doubt flare up as the means of information distribution get ever mo...

Whose Truth Is it on Google?

David Sable | Posted 12.12.2016 | Business
David Sable

"Providing relevant answers has been the cornerstone of Google's approach to search from the very beginning. It would undermine the people's trust in ...

The Power of Celebrity in Politics

David Sable | Posted 12.05.2016 | Business
David Sable

How impactful do you think social media was during the recent US presidential campaign? I'm not referring to the tweets or posts of either candidate....

Elections Are Won by Votes, Not Likes and Shares

David Sable | Posted 11.28.2016 | Business
David Sable

"Politics is just like show business." - Ronald Reagan It's hard to argue with that sentiment after the recent US election. However, my interest is ...

Fake News: You Get What You Pay For

David Sable | Posted 11.21.2016 | Business
David Sable

"A Lie Can Travel Halfway Around the World While the Truth Is Putting On Its Shoes." -Mark Twain (no one knows for sure if he said it) Even if he did...

Polls Predictably Wrong... Again

David Sable | Posted 11.14.2016 | Business
David Sable

So what was it that made it so hard to predict the recent US election that caught the data scientists; the media; the pollsters; the pundits and the b...

Before And Then More Importantly After You Vote...Remember Max

David Sable | Posted 11.07.2016 | Business
David Sable

It doesn't matter where in the world you live. It doesn't matter what your politics are. The negative, nasty and vindictive tone of the US president...

HBO Did Not Die on the Vine

David Sable | Posted 10.31.2016 | Business
David Sable

What do Vine and HBO have in common? What indeed? Vine--once the fresh face of what some said would replace TV--is fading into oblivion. HBO--which...

Social is Shaping the US Election--But Not in the Way You Think

David Sable | Posted 10.24.2016 | Business
David Sable

There is much to learn from the current US presidential election, and that is without touching on issues and arguments. Those I leave to you, dear rea...

Star Trek to Mars--50 Years Goes By in a Flash

David Sable | Posted 10.17.2016 | Business
David Sable

Fifty years ago I celebrated my bar mitzvah, the traditional coming-of-age ceremony for Jewish males at the age of 13. While its origin is spiritual,...

What Monday Night Football, Big Bang Theory and Google Have in Common

David Sable | Posted 10.11.2016 | Business
David Sable

September 19, 2016, was a critical date for marketers. In fact, I'd argue it was a day when yet another devastating salvo was unleashed on the hordes ...

Most Tweeted Debate in History and Yet Least Understood

David Sable | Posted 10.03.2016 | Business
David Sable

Trump or Clinton? Donald or Hillary? I apologize to my friends outside the United States for leading with the existential question we here are faced...

The Power of Vision: Elon Musk and The Wright Brothers

David Sable | Posted 09.26.2016 | Business
David Sable

And the naysayers nayed... First a Tesla crashes, tragically killing its occupant/owner/"driver" while it was on autopilot And then.... The Falcon ...

When Virtual and Reality Get Confused

David Sable | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
David Sable

Game of Thrones... Which after six seasons and a steadily growing global audience, watching across all platforms, continues to break records and win ...

What Does a Newspaper Stand For?

David Sable | Posted 09.12.2016 | Business
David Sable

DIGIBABBLE is being taken to a new high... The Newspaper Association of America, the trade group that has represented the interests of major newspape...

(VIDEO) Putting People First Helps To Understand, Cope With Disruption: Y&R CEO David Sable

Andy Plesser | Posted 09.12.2016 | Media
Andy Plesser

To fully understand business "disruption," according to Y&R Global CEO David Sable, it pays to revisit the Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogue--circa 1894....

Illiteracy Might Not Be What You Think

David Sable | Posted 09.05.2016 | Business
David Sable

People First is a platform for development way more powerful than Mobile First; Digital First or even Pokemon First...forgive the sarcasm....

I'm Not Interested in Converting... Despite What Facebook Says

David Sable | Posted 08.29.2016 | Business
David Sable

Do they really know everything about you? No...I'm not talking about your parents, significant other or best friend...but I will return to them... I...