Marty Gottesman

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Want to Help Your Business Prepare for The Future? Go Retro | Inc.com

Most predictions for the future of business include a lot of technology--maximizing connectivity, mining data, and increasing instant satisfaction. While these trends will surely continue, I actually think the future promises a return to "retro" methods of contact, communication, and curation.<p>Sure, …

eCommerce

What disruptive innovation means

EVERY so often a management idea escapes from the pages of the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> and becomes part of the zeitgeist. In the 1990s it was …

Will music be free in the future?

As corporations and musicians look for new ways to get our attention – and our money - what does this mean for the fans? Greg Kot explains.<p>From Taylor Swift and U2 to Garth Brooks and Iggy Pop, there has been a lot of noise in recent weeks from artists and bands testing new business models, …

New Albums

Forget Taylor Swift: Spotify is facing a much bigger problem

Spotify is growing nicely. The Swedish-born streaming music service now has 12.5 million paying subscribers, and 50 million active users.<p>That’s an increase of 25% on both measures over the past six months —attractive growth rates in anyone’s book.<p>The update on subscriber growth was contained a …

Google Play

One Easy Way To Stop Target And Other Companies From Selling Your Data

Living a normal life in the digital era inevitably means giving up some personal data. It’s akin to carrying a large bucket filled with water to the top. As hard as you may try, some water will splash over the rim of the bucket, nurturing the tree of personal data that grows below. But with some …

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka

We’ve mixed it with OJ, hidden it in flasks, refilled parents’ bottles with water. But where did vodka come from?<p>Take a good look at the vodka section of your local liquor store. On the upper shelves you’ll find shimmering glass bottles of all shapes and sizes originating from every corner of the …