Archive for februari, 2009

Chris Anderson: Free: Learn to love $0.00

Published by on februari 5, 2009

chris.jpgDid listen to Chris Anderson lecture at Mediaevolution. The lecture was about his next book Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business. As always his lecture was good, but the panel discussion was great. When the questions started Chris knowledge and brainpower showed off. Most of the questions where around media and journalism: How media is changing with the concept of Free (Internet, bloggs etc).

My impression of the reactions of the audience is that his bestseller Long Tail was easy to accept, but the concept of free is not. The reason is that it’s pointing out why and how things will change. Change is connected to fear. But business is and always will change if there is not a few controlling the market. The media business has to share their business with 100 millions working for free online. Change is an opportunity if you know how to navigate. For Wired Magazine where Chris is chief editor is the web working well, online readers are transformed into magazine readers.

Free is the price you have to pay to get consumers to start using your product and services. Corporations as Microsoft did build their empire on the Free formula. That’s the reason for why they did not stop the piracy of their software in China (people got use to Windows). Know the are in many way out compared by a more interesting Free formula: Open source. I think the reason is that if consumers can create something together they like it more and it will spread faster.

Some of Chris Anderson best Oneliners from the lecture:

“You don’t value Google less because it’s for free. Where you spend your time is the value.”

“You can’t stop piracy (and I don’t think you should).”

“Being big and don’t have a solid business plan is probably not a good place to be right now.”

“When people don’t have no money, zero is a good price.”

“Using Free as a marketing tool, and with that reach consumers how can become heavy users.”

In other words: Making money, by providing values for free!

What I would like to ask Chris: Is money not an “ out of date” model of putting a value on product and services? I mean when consumers are contributing with their time, feedback and spreading the world – is that not worth more than money? Partly he did answer my question in his lecture, corporations are now starting to pay consumers to consume. But I don’t think its enough I think we stand in front of a new economical time where money is not good enough as a value exchanger.

Chris lecture did deliver good points about Free. Now are we al waiting to find more answers in his book that is out in 6 mounts from today.

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Free plastic operation for sells out bloggers

Published by on februari 4, 2009

In an email from a plastic operation corporation Q-Med are Swedish female bloggers getting an offer to get free plastic operation if they blogg about it for 1 year. In an article in Resume are they reporting that some bloggers have accepted the offer. In other words, bloggers you once thought you know can change the way they look (and write) quickly.

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Foodcoop.com: Call to business action!

Published by on februari 3, 2009

This is so good. The only problem is that is has not spread enough. I suggest that you start the same in your city, country today. A lot of today’s business models don’t make sense, but this does it perfect, because of the social dimensions and environment issues of today.

I believe this can be the future of how America can grow into the super power it once was. Because of it taps into the strong community culture that can and will make a different. Don’t ask what your shopping can do for you; ask what you can do for your shopping (could be there slogan).

The Park Slope Food Coop, located in the heart of the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, New York, was founded in 1973 by a small group of committed neighbors who wanted to make healthy, affordable food available to everyone who wanted it. PSFC has more than 12,000 members, most of whom work once every four weeks in exchange for a 20 – 40% savings on groceries. Only members may shop at the PSFC, and membership is open to all. Foodcoop.com

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Gomdig.nu: Hiding your self as an art form

Published by on februari 1, 2009

We live in a time when nearly everything is about being famous and getting people to see you. So what is the opposite attraction of that? To hide, here it is an art form. This videos here are from Gomdig.nu (check it out before you hide your self ore your brand).

Video: Urban camouflage

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