Do You Think Your Business Idea Is A Head of It’s Time?


A few month after Yurie systems, my first startup employer was sold to Lucent for a cool $1.23 B, as employee number 8th, I cashed out my stock options and lunched telezoo.com back in 1999.  telezoo.com was the first B2B social networking site on the web years before myspace and Facebook of the world. I remember I ended up hiring  at least ten sales guy and wasted  a third of our series A funding, a cool $1 m on advertising to get the attention of the companies.  We rarely managed to get 300 companies to utilize the site.

Getting the companies to leverage the power of social networking to market their solution offerings and get engaged with their existing and potential clients online was something totally unheard of and premature.  Many of them even thought I was on dope 🙂 We had a good run with it till 2004 though. Read more of this post

LIVE: President Obama on Google+ Hangout Today at 5:30 PM EST


Yesterday, it was Brad Pitt who finally bowed to Google Hangout, today, it’s the Commander in Chief  turn to bow.  President Obama is participating in the first completely virtual interview from the White House to talk about his State of the Union Address. During the live interview, which will be held through a Google+ Hangout, the President will answer questions submitted by people from across the country. In fact, more than 227,000 people have participated already, submitting over 133,000 questions and casting more than 1.6 million votes on the questions they would like to hear President Obama address. In the Hangout, the President will be joined by a selection of citizens who will engage in the conversation live. Read more of this post

Never Say Never to Social Media! Even Brad Pitt Bowed to Google+

Those of you who still think social media is a about poking, wake up!

Even, Mr. private Brad Pitt finally bowed to power of social media. He just set up his page on Google+. Given his passion for New Orleans, not surprisingly, his first social media post was about his Make It Right venture in New Orleans.

“Making a big announcement later this week about an event in New Orleans in March to raise money to build safe, sustainable homes for disadvantaged families and disabled veterans.

The big announcement released last night is this:
“On March 10 at Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres will host “A Night to Make It Right” with special guests Randy Jackson and performances by Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, Seal and local favorite Dr. John and friends. The benefit gala will raise vital funds for the completion of 150 environmentally friendly homes. Read more of this post

The Clash of Social Media Titans: The Ultimate Winner Is You And Your Business!

As many of you know, and many including myself had been predicting, there’s now a rapidly brewing battle going on between the social media titans. According to the WSJ, Google has tweaked their search to favor those more active on their Google+ pages than other social networking site – Facebook, Twitter Call Out Google On Social Search Results.

Needless to say, the change has obviously pissed off the engineers working for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. While many of the heavyweights and their users are having to work real hard, the ultimate winner is you, the awesome users – especially those of you actively using the Q&A feature on awesomize.me – most of your pages on awesomize.me are now popping up ahead of your Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter pages when searched for on Google.  Just Google yourself and check it out. The main reasons for this are, unlike Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, Read more of this post

Branding: Search VS. Social? How About Search AND Social?

With the rapid emergence and adoption of social media as a marketing tool, today’s marketers have been spending a significant amount of their time leveraging social media channels with customer interaction, collaboration, and idea generation being the main incentives for them to jump on such the social media bandwagon.

Despite all that, search engines are still the king when it comes to online marketing for the following reasons: Read more of this post

Why Your Business Can’t Afford Ignoring Google+ and awesomize.me

I have been on Google+ since their launch earlier this year. Although, I love it more than facebook, but I rarely see any of my facebook friends using it. I would say out of 460 of my facebook friends, only five of them including myself using Google+.

Well, their recent TV commercial during Lions vs. Packers football game on Thanksgiving day poised to attract my remaining 455 friends so as other remaining 750 m people  on facebook. Read more of this post

The Hot New Social Media Chick

I spent my Friday night making  social media Pee Pee Analogy,  and spent my Saturday night drinking Bodegas Atteca lady red making this:

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If You Build It Awesome…They Will Come

Minus the “Awesome” part, this was the line from the 1989 classic movie “Field of Dreamsthat inspired me to become a risk taker and an entrepreneur that eventually drove me to build telezoo.com in 1999 and awesomzie.me in 2011. Certainly people are coming… I’ve included a few of them all the way at the end of this article:

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Only If Social media Existed 42 Years Ago When Buzz Aldrin Peed on the Moon

Buzz Aldrin, the American space hero was the first man to pee on the Moon exactly 42 years ago today. Yeap. Buzz  stood there, took it out in front of gazillions of people glued to the TV and did what every man would do when the bladder is full.

Can you imagine if we had all these social media channels 42 years ago? 🙂

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The Social Media Jungle Pee Pee Analogy

I finally had a chance to check out the new social networking site,  Google+, and to find out how they are different from other social media channels. After  spending two days of goofing off  and circling with other people on the site, I have the answer. The differences are simple! It’s all about our PEE PEE 🙂

I hope this will help you on your next social media strategy 🙂

As I always, I value your input and look forward to hearing back from you.

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