Why "The News" Business Model is Obsolete

What’s more, News is going Consumer-direct.

Join us this morning for a step into the world of Mesh Networks and you’ll see with astounding clarity how Trump has radically changed the playing field of “Old Style News” dissemination.

With the network topology in plain site, of course the NY Times will have to reduce its newsroom staffing.  To say nothing of CNN.

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The Inaugural Speech Trump Should Give

This Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as President.

So this morning we offer some thoughts on the speech Trump should give.

Not that he will, but I hope you’ll agree, there are some damn interesting ideas put forth in the one we cobbled up for him.

Regardless, a week from now expect the headlines to be full of reports on how the Trump speech harkened back to Kennedy and the national goal of putting man on the moon..

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The Six Steps of Marketing

A kind of short-form companion to our recently presented eBook for subscribers on Sales, this morning we roll through the six stages of marketing.

Although mainly useful if you have a management position in a company, being aware of these steps will help you in many ways, including how you “size up” companies you are thinking about investing in.  Useful stuff…

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MMT: Have You Been Hoaxed?

We were talking about Recipes this week in our Millennial’s Missing Manual (Coping section Thursday) and we have a dandy discussion this morning of Modern Monetary Theory and how it works and what does it mean.

The short answer is:  Formulas cloud thinking.  But it’s a kind of turf war between the math-leaning quants on the one hand with the more clear-headed behavioral economics believers on the other.

Bottom line is “What we all believe about the future tends to manifest” but there are some interesting :reasons why” in MMT which are worth talking about…

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2017’s Personal Economic Stars To Steer By

Although we’re fairly sure that the all-time market peak will arrive as early as March or as late at September, there are certain “stars” we can steer by.

We look at Housing, Gold, and Bitcoin prices this morning and make some observations about where these could head, and in turn, may drag the rest of the economy along with ’em.

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Happy New Year! Trading Model Beats S&P

By three cents!

I know – why would you celebrate a victory of 3-cents over a buy/hold on the S&P?  Well because it was done using a process that is coded and which back-tested actually rocks it in times of uncertainty like 2009.

In that year, the model doubled the return over a buy and hold S&P strategy.

So let’s talk about that plus our definitive guide to optimizing the home audio experience…

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Bonus Report: First Book on Sales eBook

Over the past 15-years, a number of small business owners have asked me to share the approach that made the second half of my life a simple cruise between $100K+ jobs.

Well, there is a PROCESS and this PROCESS CAN BE LEARNED so I decided to write it down for my consulting clients years ago.

It turned out to be much more efficient that having to do site visits and such – “Read this, do what it says, and send me the reports.

If a client said “We can’t do that” then I would patiently explain “then you can’t be successful to the degree you should be – so you’re fired.”   Yes, I fired clients.

Now it’s an e-book and it’s worth your time to read even though short and to the point.  Santa doesn’t want you to be poor.  Santa wants you to open your eyes and stack some cash.

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