Author Archives: markkolier

About markkolier

Futurist, entrepreneur, left lane driver

B2B marketers need to be more concerned about their own brand image

As a strategy and marketing agency owner I am constantly on the lookout for what I see as good effective marketing efforts versus what is not. Since we work in both the B2C area as well as B2B areas, (as … Continue reading

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I tried to go cashless and still failed

I’ve written about digital wallets and my complete disdain for writing old-fashioned checks. Living around a major city like New York one might think that digital natives (i.e. Millennials) are living life without ever having to pull out greenbacks and … Continue reading

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Slide presentations are not about how smart you look

Most business professionals today need to have at least some basic skills in PowerPoint or some other presentation format. I know this because personally I am pretty lousy at creating attractive and interesting PPTs. The one thing I do keep … Continue reading

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When things go wrong, it’s ok to be angry but be a pro

When it comes to athletics, there’s a big difference between being an amateur and a being a professional.   Some amateurs can be highly capable and every bit as good as a professional. What separates them from professionals is that they … Continue reading

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Civility and Humility – we should more often use our ability

As a student of human behavior (I’m right now nearly through Robert Cialdini’s 2016 book Pre-Suasion – A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade (don’t love the title but I do love the book), I too often find myself following … Continue reading

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Apple Watch is an interruptive device

Last week I ranted about unwanted LinkedIn invitations. I had a few interesting conversations with readers. So now I turn my sights on the Apple Watch, which has been around for nearly two years. I know quite a few people … Continue reading

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Who are you? And no I’m not going to accept your LinkedIn invitation

In 2013 I wrote about the need for people to protect their own network when using LinkedIn. As social media and its use are now more mature (well maybe a little), LinkedIn has ended up being one of the most successful … Continue reading

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