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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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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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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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99 Racists | The McFuture Podcast w/Steve Faktor

You’ll laugh, get mad & think for days about immigrants, racism, China & Steve’s hypocrisy in this killer pod from a heated debate w/an ungrateful immigrant friend

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.

The Future IS BELIEF

Our world sells influence, but it runs on followers. Everything around us is designed to steal attention, trigger desire, and win devotion. Our biggest winners win by creating habit or dependency. And charismatic leaders have powerful new tools to harness belief. Some, inspire positive change. Others, manipulate or weaponize our zealotry. And they have. Over …

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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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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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Schooled By Stiglitz – Nobel Economist’s 40-Minute Crash Course on EVERYTHING

Ever get the urge to run all your wild theories by a Nobel Prize-winning economist? Well, I got to do just that with the former Chief Economist of the World Bank, Columbia University Professor, and author of:  People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens …

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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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