"The talent — and there’s a ton of it — flowing into Silicon Valley cares little about improving these infrastructural elements. What they care about is coming up with more web apps."
Ummm ok, thanks for the blanket statement NYT. I actually know plenty of young (AND old, actually all) people interested in hardware and infrastructure. But you go ahead and build your strawmen argument. Any facts / data to back that up? Nope, just a bunch of stories cherry-picked.
Also, web apps? Really? What year is it? Maybe if they are going to pontificate they can at least get it right that mobile apps are hot.
The more we learn, the more humble we become and less we think we know. That's amazing. I would personally prefer a world willing to admit we don't know and don't have definitive facts on things than one so sure it thinks it knows everything. We simply don't. And that should be exciting for everyone.
I think it's healthy for us all to question what we're taught and the world as-it-is and step back with a healthy skepticism and open-mind. What we're taught and what we know may be wrong -- but it's our ability to improve that makes us grow and become better.
For a long time, one big action item on my 'to do' list for our home has been to consider going solar. Now, as Spring arrives, we've got solar panels on our roof, from . For the next 20 years, we'll be making our own clean energy, and cutting utility costs dramatically. I'm irrationally excited about this.
A good example of this is here: https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140306075559-2142418-i-pledge-allegiance-to-the-new-linkedin-publishing-platform-for-now
Disclosure: LinkedIn is a client.
- Product Marketing Manager, Google Analytics, 2012 - presentAnalytics Advocate at Google: empowering marketers, developers and analysts globally through enterprise web, social and mobile analytics. Editor for #1 Analytics blog globally and trusted voice of 7-figure social communities on behalf of Google. Learn more about my role on the Google Jobs site: http://goo.gl/0YFzn
- LEWIS PRDigital Marketing Practice Director, 2010 - 2012Lead a team of 300+ consultants at tech PR agency LEWIS for all social media, SEO and inbound marketing programs. Responsible for developing processes implemented by team members globally, thought leadership content creation for the LEWIS brand, business development for LEWIS' fast-growing digital practice and internal training for all team members on holistic online marketing: from analytics and content creation to search and social marketing.
- TopRank Online MarketingDigital Marketing Account Manager, 2009 - 2010Digital marketer, speaker and blogger for renowned TopRank Online Marketing, where I provided online marketing and PR strategy for top B2B and B2C brands in industries such as marketing, healthcare technology, manufacturing, advertising/subscription-based web startups and much in between. I also contributed to TopRank’s Online Marketing Blog, with over 40,000 subscribers that is ranked by Advertising Age and Technorati as one of the top Business & Marketing blogs online.
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Adam Singer is Analytics Advocate at Google, a marketing, media and PR industry speaker, tech consultant, startup adviser and blogger. He previously was digital director for a 300+ person global consulting team and over the course of his career has provided online marketing strategy for B2B & B2C brands in a variety of industries including marketing, healthcare technology, consumer tech, manufacturing, advertising/subscription-based web startups, and much in between. Adam and his campaigns are consistently cited by top media outlets such as TechCrunch, AdWeek, Entrepreneur Magazine, Techdirt, NY Times and more for creative use of digital marketing and PR. Singer blogs at The Future Buzz - an award winning blog read by more than 50,000 readers per month.
He has a diverse amount of online marketing experience: from building million-member communities in social platforms such as Google+, Twitter & Facebook, to implementing enterprise SEO programs on popular sites with 7 figures in monthly traffic, to developing high conversion, niche-specific sites, to high-trafficked blogs (he built one of the most popular independently-owned marketing blogs from scratch as well as currently edits the #1 Analytics blog globally).
Adam is also a frequent marketing, PR and tech industry speaker at top events globally including AppNation, PRNews Conferences, Webmaster World’s PubCon, Search Engine Strategies, Integrated Marketing Summit, and a variety of user conferences for publicly-traded technology companies globally.
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