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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 […]

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

Lord of the Rings Gollum Can't hear don't want to hear Stephdokin B2B marketing

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]