Seeking your feedback on pricing

I’ve been thinking a lot about the price of my Music in the Digital Age book this evening. I listened to the Lean Blog podcast in which Mark Graban talked to Leanpub founders Peter Armstrong and Scott Patten, who talked about their philosophy for the business,...

An economist weighs in

I ended up having a lot of really interesting conversations about the ‘pay whatever you want (including free)’ pricing model for digital goods (usually abbreviated to PWYW) over the past 24 hours as a response to my blog post about why I had selected to...

Planzai knowledge sprint

I’ve been in Belfast for the past weekend, doing what we came to describe as a ‘knowledge sprint‘. My friend Rich Dale (pictured above, uploading his brain to the internet) is co-founder of a startup called Planzai. I’m on their board of...

30 days of ideas – 21: Nationalise EMI

Photo by Dunechaser The record industry is in turmoil. We’ve known that for a long time. But today, the news comes that Guy Hands is desperately trying to stave off a firesale by doing some sort of deal with the other major record labels to manage its catalogue....

30 days of ideas – 08: Smart Business Cards

My card Today’s idea is a fairly simple one: a business card that remains relevant and current no matter whether you change your job, your address, your phone number or your email address. People you give your card to simply open up a generic reader application...