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[5] 13 Ways to Survive the Trumpocalypse

Half of Americans think President Donald Trump will bring the end of days – starting with the tragic loss of several basic cable stars to Canada. The other half thought Hillary would bring World War III, attacking Russia…or formatting Pentagon hard drives. In a way, they were both right. Every economic boom is followed by …

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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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[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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BELIEF with Special Guest Pastor AR Bernard

Here’s a killer clip from the Q&A with AR Bernard, who does not pull punches on Mike Bloomberg, stop & frisk or taking money from Mike. (Full audio podcast below). Fresh from my recent live event on The Future of Belief, a truly spectacular chat with Pastor AR Bernard, founder of Christian Cultural Center (CCC) …

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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

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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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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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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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[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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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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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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