Showdown: Thiel vs. Schmidt, 2012

Clearly I’m on a Thiel kick. At first I was dubious, but now I’m just curious. Though some of Thiel’s motives and politics remain vague, it should be impossible for anyone to ignore his foresight and intelligence. The fact that many people still dismiss him offhand because he’s a nominal Trump supporter just blows my mind. This debate, which took …

Trump vs. Thiel Part 2 – Thiel and the Monopoly Mindset

Recently I wrote a post about why Thiel supports Trump. That was before Trump’s numbers took a nosedive… In that piece, I suggested that Thiel might want to bang on America’s governmental engine with a Trump-shaped hammer until it started working again. Also, I dropped hints that Thiel might want to become president or use “the little guy” Trump as …

Why Does Peter Thiel Support Donald Trump? Because He Wants to Save the World…

So why does Peter Thiel support Donald Trump? When I read headlines saying that Silicon Valley is baffled by his actions, I am baffled by their reactions. It should be clear that there’s more going on here than meets the eye – though sometimes I wonder if Trump knows that… Peter Thiel, for those of you who don’t know, is …

If You Use an Ad-Blocker, You’re a Content Thief…Or Are You?

Melissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, thinks you and I are missing out because we use ad-blockers. According to her, it’s a “mistake” to install ad-blockers because the “experience on the web becomes a lot less rich.” When you install ad-blockers, you’re either receiving untargeted ads or no ads at all. Mayer says she tells her friends and family to …

Google’s Your Mom, Mobile’s Dead, and Other Future Predictions from June, 2015

I woke up this morning and realized I hadn’t predicted the future yet this year. I meant to do it in January but I forgot. In January of 2014, I predicted what the world of tomorrow will look like. Among other things, I predicted that: Google will build androids Wearables are the future – specifically, those creepy things you put …

Nathan’s Bookshelf: Winter 2015

Most of my recent blog posts have been focused on topics related to internet marketing, since that’s where my head’s been lately. But today I’d like to take a step back and remind my loyal readers and stray visitors that I’m not simply an internet marketing automaton… I do have other interests… And reading is one of those interests. So …

The Future of Content Marketing Part 2

Elsewhere I explained that everyone and their mom should hop on board the Google train, because they’re taking over the Earth. And that’s true. Wil Reynolds, CEO of Seer Interactive, an internet marketing company, demonstrated as much in a presentation at Affiliate Summit. The search engine’s evolution is a good thing, he argues, because it clears away more of that …