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Stephen King

So You Wanna Be An Entrepreneur? (An Alberta Perspective)

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Budding entrepreneurs in Alberta can take heart. It is an amazing time in our province as diversification gets some wind in its sales (er, um, sails). Wow … who’s that guy in the picture? 🙂 Stephen King in university, circa 1983, complete with an Atari 400 (with my first game […]

Commercialization Challenges of Mobile Software Development in an Exponentially Fragmented Ecosystem

Commercial Challenges of Mobile Software Development in a fragmented mobile ecosystem

Part 3 of the “Fragmented Mobile Ecosystem” series Over the last 7 years, the pace of change has been exponentially increasing, and we’ve shifted from early mobile platform wars to mobile dominance by iPhone and Android, to the explosion of IoT (internet of things) and the exponential impact of multiple disruptive […]

The Art of Listening by President Donald Trump

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Much has been and will be written about Donald Trump’s rise to power. I will leave it to others to discuss the issues. Right or wrong, whatever you may think, love him or hate him, you gotta hand it to Donald Trump. He played America like a fiddle. When I […]

[Infographic] Online Anatomy of the 2016 #accelerateAB Conference

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Last week’s #accelerateAB conference in Edmonton was exceptional. The feeling of excitement and optimism in our tech community was palpable (albeit subdued by the overarching difficult economic times in Alberta). #diversifyalberta has become a battle cry. It feels like the Alberta tech community has turned a corner after several years of pulling together […]

Why do hackers hack? Five ways they’re gonna attack your business website

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Arghhhhhhh. After the 3rd customer website infected this year with a virus / hack, I’m seriously thinking of making our security service (http://security.stephdokin.com) mandatory as part of our bundled monthly offering for businesses. Yes, it costs a bit more every month … not unlike insurance. But, the downside risk is […]

18 Things You Don’t Want To Hear About B2B Marketing

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Most of our clients are B2B (Business-to-Business) companies. We find there are lots of online marketing truths and half-truths that make executives scratch their head and say “Hmmmm … ” The business of marketing in B2B industries has changed significantly in the past few years. You don’t really sell to a […]

Microsoft heats up O/S platform wars with release of Windows 10

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As digital marketers, we LOVE it when new technology and platforms are launched. It creates change. Change creates opportunity. From product innovation and development to product positioning, brand messaging and marketing campaigns. Zig Zag Change allows us to help our clients zig when competitors are still zagging. So pay attention to […]

Hashtag #GPS15: The Social Media Anatomy of a B2B Trade Show [Infographic]

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From June 9 to June 11, Calgary was host to the Global Petroleum Show, one of the world’s largest with over 2,000 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees representing 100 countries. Thanks to the organizers for a fantastic event! While the hustle and bustle of the trade show was happening down at […]

The 2015 Global Petroleum Show Ushers in New Era of Oil and Gas Pie

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We are all aware of what is going on in the oil and gas industry and how it is has the ability to affect almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives. Through every struggle we find opportunity. As the Calgary Herald reported last week: The theme of next week’s Global Petroleum Show […]

Hackety Hack, You CAN Fight Back

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File this blog post under “I’m sorry the internet is complicated.” High profile hacks have been all over the news lately. From “Chinese breach data of 4 million U.S. federal workers (Forbes)” to “What caused Sony hack: What we know now (CNN Money)” to “The Top 5 Most Brutal Cyber Attacks […]