It’s holiday shopping season, and Jeff Bezos is everywhere

It’s the equivalent of the groundhog coming out of his hole. For 12 months out of the year, founder Jeff Bezos is a bit of a recluse, avoiding the spotlight at nearly every turn. But with the all-important holiday shopping season now upon us (yes, it has already started before this early Thanksgiving) Bezos… Read More


9 bootstrapping ideas for small business publicity

Free publicity is one of the best tools that you can use to promote and grow your small business or startup. P.T. Barnum used it to grow his little circus to international fame. Thomas Edison used it to destroy his competition and become the only name in the game. And Richard Branson uses it to… Read More

Thorsten Heins

RIM’s new CEO states the obvious in YouTube video: ‘We have to get better at execution’

RIM, which has struggled to keep its BlackBerry line of smartphones relevant amid increasing competition from the iPhone and Android, today replaced co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis with a little-known executive by the name of Thorsten Heins. (Full release here). Who is Thorsten Heins? Well, as part of the introductory process, the company posted… Read More