Greatest Hits

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.

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How Sex Saves Free Speech & Stops Social Media Wars From Becoming Real Ones

What if I told you Twitter was sitting on something BIG? Get your mind out of the gutter! Buried deep inside Twitter is a simple, sexy fix for our social media woes – hate speech, cancel culture, rage mobs, demonetization and silencing of free speech. The same fix would work for Facebook, YouTube, and other …

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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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[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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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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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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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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The 13 Economic Crimes of American Healthcare [Part 2 of 6]

The ultimate, 100% organic, locally-sourced, gluten-free business case for why our healthcare system is an economic nightmare.  And why those who think they’re safe – the insured – are most vulnerable. By the time we’re done, every citizen, capitalist, entrepreneur, artist and cripple will want to rise up and smash our system to bits…with their homemade crutches. …

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[7] DEBUNKING INEQUALITY

This is the big one. On this episode of The McFuture podcast, we dig deep into why everything we heard about income inequality is wrong. Here are the real root causes. Enjoy.  (Though slightly less thrilling, you can also read it below…)

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The 12 New Rules For The Future of Media [Part 1: The Platformation]

Why did Netflix become a devious backstabber? In a game of F***/Marry/Kill, why would Spotify marry me, murder Adele, and f*** Sony? And why the does the future of YouTube hang on our loins? Believe it or not, each of those questions is deeper and funnier than it looks. This three part series dares to …

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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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