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What is the influencer economy?

What is the influencer economy?  It’s a movement.  A culture.  A philosophy for how-to navigate the new business world.  At the core, the influencer economy is entrepreneurial spirit and execution.  It’s empowering a new generation of leaders, builders and makers to create successful businesses that previously would have been impossible.

In the modern business world,

Bloggers turned VC’s: Moneyball For Online Influence

We’re in the middle of a Money Ball movement for digital influence. A few weeks ago I responded to a Tweet: “bloggers are now personal brands who will be running their own businesses.” Then within minutes of my comment, an article by Loic Le Meur’s fell into my stream. A Journalist? A VC? Who

Steve Jobs – The the most influentail person of our generation

Steve Jobs was the visionary of our time.  In our generation, he is the most influential person.  His drive to innovate has been the springboard to launch businesses and bring people together.

When you think about the rapid growth in mobile connectivity in the last 10 years, Apple has been at the epicenter of it

BWB4 and The Future of Sports Media and Influence

Photos from Brian Bassett of The Jets Blog
This past weekend, I attended Blogs with Balls 4 in New York City, hosted by Bloomberg Sports in their futuristic Manhattan skyscraper.  The event featured 250+ independent and professional sports writers, who joined together to discuss trends and the future of sports media.  What makes this conference

Welcome to the The Influencer Economy

If you’re in the media, start-up or advertising world – you’ve by now heard the term influencer.  Brands are launching marketing campaigns with influencers, YouTube vloggers are building personal brands off their influence, and start-ups are launching companies with co-founder influencers.  What’s fascinating, is that we’re all influencers of some sort.

Influencer Economy

In the modern Internet, each of