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The time to think about middlemen is before there's only one -- -- Great take on #netneutrality from Seth's blog.

" We make a deal with the natural monopolies in our lives. They get the privilege and the profit of being the only one, but in exchange, they accept the responsibility of being open middlemen, of being neutral, of not blacking out those that don't pay up or that don't agree."
I grew up near a mall that had 42 shoe stores. If a store didn't carry what you wanted, it wasn't a big deal to walk 22 feet to a store that did. The core issue of net neutrality isn't...
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"Why drafting works." Via Seth's Blog. Amen to this. 
The other day, a speedster on a bike passed me as I rode along the bike path. For the next ten minutes, I rode right behind him, drafting his progress. Sure, there's an aerodynamic reason that this works--there's less wind...
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"Pleasing a person who is not in the room". Seth's blog. Spot on. 
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Weight thrown and the slippery slope. Seth's blog. Good perspective as always. pulse.me/s/1No27f
Sometimes it's fun or profitable to throw your weight around, to get customers or partners or students or the media or even local government agencies to do what you need them to do. Inevitably, weight throwers come to a fork...
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The handyman, the genius and the mad scientist
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Embracing the power user #marketing #social
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The best lesson from Fantasy Football's success #marketing #social. Felt like the right time to share after 3 drafts in 3 days. 
When people say, "my team," they mean it. In the top-down world of industrial marketing, the San Francisco 49ers say, "we built this team, buy a ticket if you want to come." Then, a few years later, it broadened to,...
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Twitter Earnings Signal Healthy Data-Revenue Growth #tech
Twitter's data revenue also includes revenue from its MoPub mobile app exchange, and grew 90% year-over-year in Q2 2014.
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"Burning bridges." Seth's Blog. First time entrepreneurs (anyone in a tough biz) should read. #entrepreneurship
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"Discretion." Seth Godin. Very cool idea. #marketing #brand
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Yahoo Plots YouTube Rival for Summer Debut After Delay #marketing #advertising
Yahoo to debut its own rival to YouTube this summer and is pitching video creators on the distribution alternative.
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"What is spam?" My Seth Godin #marketing crush continues.

Now I just need to go back and read Permission Marketing.
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