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COVID-19 and the Music Industry

With more people homebound, the demand for new music is significant. The good news is that many artists are releasing new albums, singles and music videos as we continue dealing with COVID-19. November is shaping up to be a great month…
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The Amazement Continues

As the number of unicorn companies continues to expand, I wonder what the next Uber or Snowflake might be.  Something that is already here, we just don’t quite get the impact it will have a decade later. To that end, I share some…
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Surviving, Then Thriving

COVID-19 has without a doubt been the most significant event in living memory, in terms of its impact on every person on earth. We all know someone that’s had the virus. And too many know of someone lost to the virus. Many business…
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Unlimited Access – A Transformation of Music Listeners’ Buying Experience

Anyone over the age of 20 can remember back to the process of purchasing music before streaming and MP3 services. When I look back, I am flummoxed by our buying practices of the day. First there was the CD selection where we knew a…
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The Importance of Adaptability

With COVID-19, consumer behaviours changed quickly over the past year. Many businesses have shut their doors. People are settling into working from home and lifestyles have changed. Businesses are focused on reducing costs while others…
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Pivoting In Troubling Times

Whether it’s working in the highest turnover White House in US history or being locked out of comedy clubs, these troubling times have been a showcase of human resourcefulness. Hey, people need to make a living, right? The tell-all book has flourished over these past few...
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Sounds Like A Plan, Right?

Droplets vs. aerosol. That’s been the debate around COVID-19 transmissability—and it’s politically and scientifically fraught. Up until recently, many in the scientific community have insisted that droplets were key to COVID-19 transmission, not aerosols. The difference is size. Droplets are the rather large particles...

Democracy Isn’t Keeping Up

Democracy depends on well-managed elections, but elections in the United States have not kept pace with the opportunities offered by technology...

The Results Are In!

Earlier this year, I provided some trends to watch regarding the upcoming US election.  Now it’s nearly a month away and votes are already being cast in some states.  So, we’re down to the wire.  With this in mind, I’ll now share a bevy of comparative points you can check out to make election night more interesting…

In Acknowledgement and Appreciation of Environmentally Conscious Companies

Record-breaking wildfires on the west coast are the last thing people want right now with COVID-19 shaking our economy and general way of life. However, scientists warn natural disasters like these are not only on the rise but occurring…