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How to Disrupt Your Job Search

How to Disrupt Your Job Search

Jobseekers know how they are “supposed” to apply for jobs: Search for openings, write a résumé using the same keywords as the job description, send it to the HR department as instructed, and then wait. Savvy applicants, however, have learned to think outside this box in order to get their foot in the door. Jobseekers should disrupt the job search process as we know it,...

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Driving Your Car Will Soon Be Illegal

Driving Your Car Will Soon Be Illegal

Driving a car will be illegal by 2030. Our economy will be severely impacted as millions of truck drivers, cabbies and delivery people are put out of work. In this era of endless innovation, man’s century-long relationship with the automobile is about to be permanently disrupted. The reason has nothing to do with millennials, Uber, climate change or improvements in mass transportation. Driving should and will be made illegal because we now have the...

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The 30-day trick to make billions

The 30-day trick to make billions

In April 1999, the world’s largest music companies were facing annihilation from the spread of peer-to-peer downloading services such as Napster. Jay Samit, an internet pioneer and digital media executive, had just jumped ship from Universal to rival EMI Music. The now-defunct British music giant needed an “intrepreneur” — someone to create an entirely new business division within the company to tackle this thing called...

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OTT Video Is Creating Cord-Extenders, Not Cord-Cutters

OTT Video Is Creating Cord-Extenders, Not Cord-Cutters

This year’s Emmy ballot is being culled from the greatest number of scripted dramas eligible in the history of the Television Academy. From Orange Is the New Black to Game of Thrones, from House of Cards to Grace and Frankie, we are enjoying some of the highest-quality TV programming that’s ever been produced and we’re binge-watching many shows whenever and wherever we choose. The irony...

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Jay Samit: A Gumption for Disruption

Jay Samit: A Gumption for Disruption

By acting boldly—and reacting wisely—digital media innovator Jay Samit has hit some soaring high notes while melding marketing with entertainment by Whitney Vendt In 2004 Jay Samit was looking for a novel approach to gaining publicity to launch his new digital download music store, Sony Connect. “I got the idea to do the first ever ‘Concert in the Sky’ from a concept Richard Branson of...

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How Startup Founders Can Avoid Getting Disrupted

How Startup Founders Can Avoid Getting Disrupted

Whether by design or circumstance, every startup will eventually get disrupted. You have the next big idea and have been tenacious enough to get funded. Your insights and drive have given you a huge lead on competitors who are too slow to realize how much the market is changing and how obsolete their products have become. Your fledgling company hires more employees and becomes a...

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IPO: Going Public Isn’t a Golden Ticket

IPO: Going Public Isn’t a Golden Ticket

As a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and public company CEO, nothing irks me more than when a startup founder talks about wanting to cash in with an initial public offering (IPO). Don’t get me wrong — I’ve experienced the cross-country race of a pre-IPO roadshow, as well as the victory lap thrill of ringing the New York Stock Exchange opening bell. For all founders, going...

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