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Not Digital First, Not Mobile First, but People First!

David Sable | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
David Sable

Is there a difference between disruption and transformation? Between shaking up a business sector (I'd say "business model," but that is proving to be less and less true) and transforming society? Between monetizing fabulous enablement and actually changing people's lives for the good?

Killer Content on Demand

David Sable | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
David Sable

I am fairly confident that a declaration can be made that the once-definitive analyst prediction that UGC -- user-generated content -- would supplant and replace all advertising, movie, broadcast, film, video and whatever else production can now officially be declared dead digibabble.

Predictions, Predilections, Prophecies, Punditry... and Future Babble

David Sable | Posted 01.06.2015 | Media
David Sable

My crystal ball is cloudy. But personally I'd rather model after Peter Drucker, drop the Babble, look hard at our world and get with the program.

Scrooge and a Digital Christmas

David Sable | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
David Sable

Has Scrooge taken over digital shopping? Is the global discount World Wide Web in danger of returning to its save-human-kind roots?

Let the Music Play... Err, Stream

David Sable | Posted 02.14.2015 | Business
David Sable

Look, I don't mean to give you a history lesson or bore you with my routine. My point is simple: The debates around format or how people listen are foolish and wasted. Follow the music.

How Technology Will Not Save the World

David Sable | Posted 02.07.2015 | Technology
David Sable

Drones and body cameras are fighting a reality that exists -- I get it -- and maybe it needs to happen in the short term, but unless we change the model, build a new one, we are stuck.

Uber Or?

David Sable | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
David Sable

I'd posit that Uber is at the nexus of the ethical model and the business model, and they do intersect.

Doot, Doot, Doot

David Sable | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
David Sable

Always learn from the greats. Try to understand the most successful. Emulate, yes, but more -- build and innovate on what they do so well by learning what they miss.

How to Fill an Empty White Board

David Sable | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
David Sable

"EUREKA!!!!... I Have Found It!!!" The word "eureka" as an exclamation (and its meaning from the Greek) is attributed to Archimedes, who, according...

Amazon: Broadband to Broadway

David Sable | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
David Sable

I am tired of the digital discussion -- get over it. Digital is everything, but not everything is digital. We have so much to do to change the world. Digibabble is holding us back.

Alibaba and the IPO Treasure

David Sable | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
David Sable

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, is in fact the living incarnation of the original fictitious character.

Amazon Goes Hollywood Without the Algorithm

David Sable | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
David Sable

Wake up: Data don't connect -- data are history at their best and a bet on the future at their weakest. But a good story -- a good story lives on and becomes a part of the fabric of life and culture.

Can Amazon Profit From Porn?

David Sable | Posted 09.27.2014 | Technology
David Sable

It amazes me how few actually talk about or honestly report on one of the key sources of so much of what we take for granted today -- the adult entertainment industry, also known as porn.

Meet My Son, Megatron

David Sable | Posted 09.06.2014 | Media
David Sable

Look -- these folks can do what they want -- as we all can -- my beef is not with them but with those who find this a worthy story of our digitally connected world...or somehow think that we can get baby names only this way

Where Are the Peers?

David Sable | Posted 09.02.2014 | Media
David Sable

Community was once a place of action linked to emotion -- a powerful hub and spoke of social change. Nowadays anyone on a compiled data file can be considered to be part of a community. How the mighty have fallen.

Hunt a Mammoth

David Sable | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
David Sable

Unplug and reconnect. Amazing how the message seems to resonate... or maybe not so amazing. I imagine that back in the day, some cave mom told her intense, wall-painting son to get out and hunt a mammoth or two and reconnect with what is real.

Trees, Shadows, World Cup, and Teams

David Sable | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
David Sable

Digital is everything -- but not everything is digital.

Bury the 'Hachette'

David Sable | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
David Sable

To be fair, I am an Amazon supporter. An early, early user. A Kindle type (app, though, not device any longer). A believer that they should raise prices... you get the point. But, I now put them in the Google category. They scare me.

Evil in the Database of the Beholder

David Sable | Posted 07.18.2014 | Business
David Sable

"Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things." So said the legendary David Ogilvy many years ago. But that was before the advent...

Slacktivists, Clicktivists, and Activists

David Sable | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
David Sable

It was an evil theme park from a bad movie. You know... the kind where the people all look cheerful and the colors are bright and the music is happ...

Prophetic Profits

David Sable | Posted 06.27.2014 | Media
David Sable

"Amazon's Shrinking Profit Sets Off a Seismic Shock to Its Shares" - New York Times "Anemic Amazon: Wall Street Tires Of Jeff Bezos' Aversion To Pr...

Unplug -- Full Speed Ahead!

David Sable | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
David Sable

Unplugging clears your mind, opens up new paths for problem solving, creates new and exciting relationships between ideas and ultimately drives the best use of technology

Go Tell it on the Mountain

David Sable | Posted 06.14.2014 | Technology
David Sable

We are so jaded and skewed in our thinking that true creativity is being stymied and atrophied because we don't get that digital isn't everything.

India Can Ignite Your Imagination

David Sable | Posted 05.17.2014 | Media
David Sable

There is a new way to look at growth potential, one that suggests we leave our measuring biases aside and get into the hearts and minds of others.

LEGO... Putting the Pieces Together

David Sable | Posted 05.03.2014 | Technology
David Sable

TV, movies -- but at the end it's about the blocks, and 85 years later -- every block ever made connects to another, and every extension they have ever introduced connects to all.