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

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

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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Google and Justin Timberlake Joining the Social Networking War


Translation:  awesomize.me is needed on that wall more than ever now!

In case you missed the News, myspace is about to be brought back to life from dead by Justin Timberlake and Google is about to launch their social networking site,  Google+. They plan to compete head to head with Facebook.  What does this mean to you and your company?  In addition on killing your time on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn today, whether you like it or not, you and your business will soon end up spending time on the two new social networking sites too.

The more social networking sites popping out, the more you and your company will need the portal, awesomize.me to manage all your social media channels. The platform to help you to distinguish your quality vs. quantity friends, fans, and followers.

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The Pee Pee Connection: Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Quora, youtube, LinkedIn, and awesomize.me

I need to pee pee!

I pee peed!

I’m pee peeing here Read more of this post

All aboard! Social Media Train Gearing up to Awesomize your Business in 2011


As more and more studies on social media are released, the more I am getting excited about our new venture, awesomize.me that we launched last month from the heart of the Awesome Washington, D.C. 🙂

The recent study by eMarketer’s predicts that 80% of the businesses will adopt social media for their marketing purposes in 2011. The global surveys indicates that over 30 percent of those businesses don’t even have a social media policy. The report also says marketers that have spent the past few years ramping up their internal social media marketing infrastructure—and their presence on sites such as Facebook and Twitter —will take social media to new heights in 2011. Right on! Read more of this post