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

Stephen King Stephdokin CMO4Hire University Entrepreneur Startup Alberta Tech Diversification

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 […]

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 […]

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

Piece of the Pie Global Petroleum Show Stephdokin Oil and Gas Innovation Technology Digital Oilfield Digital Branding

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

Hack, CMS, Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Stephdokin, virus, plug-in, security

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 […]

Internet Trends 2015: The Bible From The Mouth Of Mary

Internet Trends 2015 Mary Meeker Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Stephdokin

I love Mary Meeker. We’ve never met, but I know her intimately. From Mary Meeker’s beautiful brain comes the annual report that is so bristling with statistical grandeur and specificity about global internet trends that it’s become the manifesto, the Bible, the MUST-READ for anyone that has anything to do with the […]

Alberta’s Technology Economic Diversification #joke #ABVote #notPC

Alberta License Plate 0101 technology binary stephdokin tax credit

In the early wee hours of Albertans going to vote for the 2015 provincial election, I find myself giving political voice publicly for … like … the first time ever. Why? This is an important election for our li’l province. Our Alberta needs to diversify and the PC party has failed to do so; almost […]

Market Your Product Before You Go To Market

branding, digital brand, features, lead generation, marketing, pretotyping, pricing models, sales, sales funnel, value selling

At the recent AccelerateAB tech www.accelerateAB.com conference, I hosted a panel called “Market Your Product Before You Go To Market” that included some great thoughts in four areas by the panelists (all members of the A100, all of whom gave a “TED-like” presentation). MIKE HEFFRING VP Corporate Development, Expion.com “Increasing […]

4 Steps to Avoid Google Mobile Search “Mobilegeddon”

Stephdokin -- Will Google mobile search algortihm cause Mobilegeddon?

Google’s new Mobile focused Algorithm was released on April 21st 2015. Oh Sh#*! The date has already come and gone, is it too late for you? The term “Mobilegeddon” has been coined by the industry and it’s intended meaning is that if your website is not 100% mobile-friendly, the Google search engine […]

If It’s Not Mobile, It’s Crrrrap!

If it's not mobile it's crap Stephdokin mobile friendly google search engine results

As Mike Myer’s multiple scottish characters have said at least once, “If it’s not Scottish, it’s crap!” This hilarious “All Things Scottish” video with Mike and Kyle Maclachlan on Saturday Night Live sums it all up. “Aaachh, that’s just grreaaaaht,” I say. “Not unlihke Google’s love affairrrr with moahbil.” As quick […]