Greatest Hits

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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Why Even Musk Can’t Trump The Inevitable

Is there a formula to predict the future? Not just the future, but THE INEVITABLE? Here’s my draft. It challenges everything we believe about ideas, innovation & our future. And explains why Elon Musk and Donald Trump are powerless against fate. But we are not. A feast for your imagination…with a few halfway-decent jokes sprinkled in. …

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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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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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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

[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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World Without Billionaires

Every night, dozens of billionaires curl up with an underfed model, wondering where their next plate of wealth-affirming foie gras will come from. But heartless Americans don’t care. They want billionaires to pay for universal healthcare, universal basic income (UBI), free college, and a pocket comb for Bernie. What if they met every demand? Would we …

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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

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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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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