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Bill Cosgrove's Blog – June 2013 Archive (25)

Mary Meeker’s Famed 2013 internet trends: all the slides plus highlights


The waiting is over. For the second year in a row, Mary Meeker is unveiling her now famed Internet Trends report at the D11conference.…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 29, 2013 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Do You Want to be a “HERO OR A ZERO?”

         (Are You Ready For Battle?)

Part IV of A Business Model That’s Just Plain Bad For Business.

Do you want people who are going to tell you “What You Need To Hear” or do you…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 27, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Automobile Manufacturers-Who are "they" really looking out for?

In my last post “Bad Management It’s Also Just Plain bad for Business“ At, David Ruggles brought up a good point when responding to a comment made by Steve Richards.

Steve stated that "The retail culture incubates mediocrity and as gross profits…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Paul Thelen: Don't be paralyzed by imperfect data

This is the kind if passion you need if you are to truly succeed.

From 0 to $200M in revenue, Big Fish Games CEO and founder shares lessons on scaling

One thing that separates…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 24, 2013 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Sales & Marketing Effectiveness Blog Isn’t It Time Sales Took Some Responsibility?

Again I would like to say that an audit of the Sales Operation should be a prerequisite for any Marketing firm before taking on a new client. It may even be a good idea for some existing clients.  

Dealers should have an Independent Audit done at least once a year to measure both Sales and Marketing. - DealerNet Services

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Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 24, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

Bad Management - It's Also Just Plain Bad For Business.

Bad management runs rampant in organizations. For my discussion I will focus on Automotive Sales and Finance Management. I say this because this is epidemic in many Industries and I don’t want to appear to be singling out Automotive Dealerships.…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 22, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments

The little shop that's putting China out of business- The jaw-dropping technology that's changing EVERYTHING

A new store recently opened at 298 Mulberry Street in downtown Manhattan.

And if you walk in the door, you'll see something truly amazing.

Something that's about to put 100 million Chinese factory workers out on the street...

... And launch a 21st-century industrial revolution right here in the U.S.A.

The Air Force already bought…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 22, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

“Traditional agencies don’t know how to create digital content”

Vinay Bhatia of Shoppers Stop made this startling argument at the 9th IAMAI Marketing Conclave

CMOs at the 9th Marketing Conclave organised by the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) were united in their opinion that digital…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 21, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

4 Keys for Value Pricing-Avoid the “Race to the Bottom”


The Internet has invaded virtually every part of the dealership world. The average car buyer spends 11.5 hours online doing…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 21, 2013 at 7:03pm — 1 Comment

The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives

This article was released in January of 2012. I thought that it may be a good time to revisit it or give those who may not have seen it a chance to read it.

Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson, …


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 21, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Why Entrepreneurs Are Animals—And How That Can Help You Get Ahead

I always equated making a sale with the basic instinctive urge to make that kill. I as I am sure many others have experienced all these emotions and perhaps without knowing why.

Ever regretted a business decision you made in the heat of the moment?

Most of us…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 19, 2013 at 6:01am — No Comments

What Makes A Sucessful Negotiator? Five Steps to Negotiating Like An Expert.

The art of negociating by someone who gets it-Enough said- I loved it!


Jun 18, 2013 

by Colleen Francis

My husband loves to…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 18, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dispelling the top five cloud myths

With some organisations still struggling to understand the cloud and the benefits it offers, it's time to banish the misconceptions. A common cloud misconception is to think of moving to it in physical terms, like moving house.…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 18, 2013 at 5:32am — No Comments

E-commerce's future is in creating 'swift guanxi,' or personal and social rapport

Despite the reputation of online marketplaces being distant and impersonal, through social technologies such as instant messaging, they can create the sense of personal and social relationships between buyers and sellers, termed "swift guanxi" in China, to facilitate…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 16, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments

A Business Model that´s Just Plain Bad for Business

The traditional business model of the Automotive Dealership works against itself practically at every turn and is just plain bad for business and it is time to think about change.…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 14, 2013 at 10:00pm — 20 Comments

Google asks to publish more US gov't information (Update)

This undated photo made available by Google shows colorful pipes sending and receiving water for cooling Google's data center in The Dalles, Ore. The blue pipes supply cold water and the red pipes return the warm water back to be cooled. (AP Photo/Google, Connie Zhou)

Google is asking the…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 11, 2013 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

The Real World Effect- 5 tips to ensure that your Event Marketing technology delivers results

The best event marketing mobile and social media apps almost always work as planned in the field.  Yet, on occasion, challenges occur when there is a difference between what an interactive piece is designed to do and how it actually performs in the field. Factors like weather, changes…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 11, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

The two words Bill Gates doesn't want you to hear...

Watch This Powerful Video (See Link Below)

They spooked the Microsoft founder into early retirement. Now they're going to bring down his empire.

Take the investment advice or not this powerful video puts into perspective the evolving revolution that is upon us…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 10, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

The government has acknowledged tapping into servers of nine Internet giants—including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and YouTube—even though the companies deny giving direct "backdoor" access.

"All we have is shadows of information," he said. "We are finally learning some things. We need more whistleblowers."

The US government's vast online data collection system revealed this week could tap into companies like Google and Facebook without…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 8, 2013 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Finding Your Style- Commission Sales


I cut my teeth selling at an early age selling door to door. From delivering newspapers to Fuller Brush to Cash is Best, for which Ted Turner was a fugitive from the US holding offshore on his yacht in international waters for purporting a…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 7, 2013 at 5:09am — No Comments

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