Staying Healthy in Conferences

Paul O'BrienEducation6 Comments

ALERT: Due to the concerns of the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the City of Austin has canceled SXSW by declaring a local disaster. (Official City Press Release & SXSW Statement). Many local events are still on; we are working diligently with partners, sponsors, and the Austin community to continue our support of business and investment. Funded House is proceeding so stay … Read More

Microsoft’s Outlook from 2020; The Media Company of the Future?

Paul O'BrienInnovation7 Comments

A headline caught my attention the other week and as someone long a fan of the strategic moves Microsoft makes somewhat behind the spotlight, the news fired up an interest in sharing some thoughts about the company for all of our friends in Media. “This could be Microsoft’s most important product in 2020. If it works“ That, from CNET’s Alfred … Read More

Lessons from Media: The Realistic Growth of Revenue for an Average Startup

Paul O'BrienEducation3 Comments

It struck me over the recent holidays that founders and entrepreneurs have far more they might learn from Media than is readily apparent. Among startups, investors, mentors, advisors, and incubators, such as Collective, are queried again and again on the question of revenue and what founders and teams should expect (or the expectations they should set) regarding that coveted of … Read More

YSK: The SXSW 2020 Schedule Changes a lot from Tradition

Paul O'BrienEngagement, Opportunity3 Comments

ALERT: Due to the concerns of the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the City of Austin has canceled SXSW by declaring a local disaster. (Official City Press Release & SXSW Statement). Many local events are still on; we are working diligently with partners, sponsors, and the Austin community to continue our support of business and investment. Funded House is proceeding so stay … Read More

Improving Organizations’ Communications

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Education, Engagement11 Comments

It’s a stale and boring headline but I’ll be honest, I really couldn’t come up with a more buzzfeed-worthy attention grabber, nor SEO targeted phrase, because the root of the thought here is really this simple: Today’s organizations suck at communications. According to a survey of 4,000 employees, almost half were unsure of what was being asked of them. HR magazine Bear with … Read More