If your firm is not fully engaged with each of these powerful tools, it is a losing effort to both attract new clients and retain existing ones. These platforms work because users are so addicted to them and it's now time for financial services firms and others to get addicted to them too.
It may have been in the 1960s and the 1970s that the American Left enjoyed a tempestuous love affair with the mainstream media, but it was in the 1980s and 1990s that the Left made deeper and more permanent changes in the fabric of society.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin were once computer science nerds trying to find their way in a world without Google -- but they quickly got to work on what would later become the algorithm behind the world's most heavily trafficked search engine.
Obama, from many accounts, will be using a tactic in his primetime speech that I would call "muddying the waters." The president is going to have a more complicated withdrawal schedule than one might have expected.