Greatest Hits

[2] You Say You Want A Revolution…?

A deep (and funny) look at the new American Revolution. How technology, monopolies, and culture are giving the American dream an extreme makeover. The podcast goes much deeper into who owns the tools of the revolution than the video. Here are the two articles I wrote on this: Who Owns The Tools of Disruption? (on Forbes) & The …

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Something TERRIFIC!!! [Part 4 of 6: Universal Healthcare]

You wanted it, you got it. Here’s the solution to universal healthcare in the US. And it’s Something TERRIFIC!! I eagerly await your vitriol gratitude. – – – In case you missed earlier parts of this special 6-part series of The McFuture Podcast, The Capitalist Solution to Universal Healthcare, check out: PART 1: Wrong Question  PART 2: The 13 …

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The Rise & Fall of Influence…And Influencers

“Influence” is the most powerful and misunderstood force in society today. It’s often confused with power, fame, talent and even force. But real influence is far more graceful and subversive. Real influence is born out of conquest but wielded with grace. And real influencers have more in common with pioneers who settled the West, than …

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Don’t Build a Business, Build a Religion [Keynote]

Steve Faktor’s keynote helps entrepreneurs capitalize on the rise of new religions to re-imagine their products & services.

Universal Healthcare: Wrong Question [Part 1 of 6]

The McFuture is back!! I’m extremely excited to bring you a new 6-part series called The Capitalist Solution to Universal Healthcare. In this episode I explain the real reason nothing’s being fixed: we’re asking the wrong question. Remember to subscribe – you won’t want to miss next week’s episode: The 13 Economic Crimes of American Healthcare

[6] Larry King: Confronting Legacy, Zombies & God

In the latest episode of The McFuture podcast, I speak to the one and only Larry King. Larry has interviewed over 60,000 people – that’s three times more than Wilt Chamberlain has slept with! He’s the host of Larry King Now on Ora.TV and you won’t believe how open he is about his fears, his passion, and his …

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Vampires, Oligarchs & Dr. Facebook [Universal Healthcare – Part 5 of 6]

You didn’t think it was going to be that easy to get that terrific system we proposed last episode, did you? To make universal healthcare work for Americans, providers and insurers, we came up with $3 TRILLION in efficiency, growth and prevention innovations. We did all the hard work, so you can go right back to flipping …

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[9] My Beautiful Monstrosity with Jim Jefferies

This week is a treat. I welcome comedian Jim Jefferies as my guest. Yes, the same Jim Jefferies who told Piers Morgan to “F*** off!” on Real Time with Bill Maher last Friday.  This episode is a about a dark, ugly, beautiful revelation I had, inspired by a brilliant bit on Jim’s Netflix special, Freedumb. As a …

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Would You Trust A Schizophrenic? (With Your Healthcare) [Part 3 of 6]

Like any authentic pinata, Part 3 of The Capitalist Solution For Universal Healthcare is packed with candy and nails. So many expect so much from government, especially healthcare. But what can this monster actually deliver? A cynic (or libertarian) might say, “NOTHING!! GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK!” But you’re in luck. This is a balanced report card …

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Beautiful Zombies [The 12 New Rules For The Future of Media, Part 2]

Sure all those social media apps on your phone have quirky logos and cutesy names. (Is Fandoogle taken?) But every one of these companies is a stone cold KILLER. While filling our days with grumpy cat videos, they fill their bellies with fleshy chunks of hopeful, desperate media partners, who learned the hard way that …

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The 4C’s Of InnovationTM

The Famous 4E’s Of Google Strategy & the updated version featured on the cover story of Germany’s Capital Magazine

Our Platform Risk Matrix, which predicted twitter’s developer ouster a year in advance

Fun, viral taxonomies like The 9 Corporate Personality Types & 15 Faces Of Facebook

Should Your Startup Be Charitable Decision Matrix

Social Media Network Map

HIGHLIGHTS

PrescriptionHP Could Reinvent 3D Printing And Itself (Forbes, 10/2012)

11/2013 – Meg Whitman Announced A Virtual Clone Of Steve’s Strategy As Documented By This Blogger

Prediction: Anticipated Twitter’s Instability & Alienation Of Its Developers In Surviving Platform Risk (See Chart) (10/2011)

8/2012 – Twitter’s Api Update Cuts Off Oxygen To Third-Party Clients

Facebook Upends Publishers, Switching From Clickbait To Pay-To-Play, Then Video, Then Away From News Publishers.

Prediction: In Deconstructing Google’s Strategy & Detailed Google Report accurately Predicted Investment In Future Opportunities (Like Education), Disposition Of Motorola & Failure Of Google+. (Forbes/LinkedIn/Cover Story Of Germany’s Top Business Magazine Capital 05/2013)

1/2014 – Google Sells Motorola

4/2014 – Vic Gundotra, Google+ Head Departs

2/2014 – Google Capital Lands $300 Million And Leaps Into Web Education

5-2014 – Google Debuts Classroom, A Free Apps For Education Tool To Help Teachers Create And Collect Assignments

Prescription: Corporations Should Drop Diploma Requirement To Cure College Debt (LinkedIn, 1/2014)

09/2018 – Google, Apple And 13 Other Companies That No Longer Require Employees To Have A College Degree

2015 – Ernst & Young Stopped Requiring Degrees. Should You?

Prescription: 10 New Rules For Mobile Payments And Loyalty Startups (Forbes, 3/2013)

Virtually Every Rule Still Holds True, E.g. E-Wallets Are Not A Business, Failures Of QR Codes/ NFC/Social In Payments, Etc.

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