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Five Rules From Game Development That Can Serve Your Business

October 16, 2015

Five Rules From Game Development That Can Serve Your Business

A couple of weeks ago, Kotaku published an article entitled, “The Five Rules Of Australia's Most Successful Game Creator” - a conversation with Matthew Hall, co-creator of the game “Crossy Road.” Crossy Road is a runaway success with more...

How Mobile is Ruling the Web

September 30, 2015

How Mobile is Ruling the Web

The evolution of electronic devices has a longstanding history, and it’s hard to believe we’ve gone from huge desktop computers to lightweight laptops, tablets, basic mobile phones to smart phones. While these devices may have first appeared to...

Why Businesses Are Approaching Social Media the Wrong Way

September 29, 2015

Why Businesses Are Approaching Social Media the Wrong Way

The purpose of social networks is to do just that—allow social interaction within our networks. And when it comes to using social media for businesses, I can’t help but notice that so many companies seem to be taking the wrong...

What are the Moments that Matter?

September 29, 2015

What are the Moments that Matter?

The other day I downloaded a study commissioned by Google and researched by Forrester called "Moments That Matter". The study examined intent rich moments that are critical to winning today's consumer journey. The research was fascinating, to say...

When Project Management Becomes Core to Organizational Performance

September 29, 2015

When Project Management Becomes Core to Organizational Performance

Project management software has continually evolved in order to keep up with the changing pace and expectations of today’s marketplace. Fortunately, technology is allowing project management software to gain sophistication, power and flexibility...

Play More, Fail More, Succeed More

September 28, 2015

Play More, Fail More, Succeed More

The Facts In April 2015, the Entertainment Software Association released its annual report on the video game industry, and announced that 155 million Americans play video games. Of those, the average age of a female video game player is 43, the...

TN Sales and Use Tax Law Changed for Software Effective in July

September 22, 2015

TN Sales and Use Tax Law Changed for Software Effective in July

From the State of Tennessee website: Generally, if you make retail sales, leases, or rentals in Tennessee of any goods, computer software, warranty contracts, or certain services and amusements, you should register for the sales tax. You, as the...

Project Management Takes on a New Meaning

September 21, 2015

Project Management Takes on a New Meaning

Getting people to connect today is fairly simple, however, getting them to collaborate is an entirely different thing. Subsequently what is now emerging in the field of project management is called Social Project Management. The aim is to engage...

The Value of Mobile Friendly Websites

September 14, 2015

The Value of Mobile Friendly Websites

As businesses struggle to keep up with never-ending technology updates, there is one recent trend that is not going anywhere anytime soon: mobile friendly websites. Google has been one of the primary catalysts in this recent mobile-friendly push by...

The Value of Personalization in Today’s Marketplace

August 25, 2015

The Value of Personalization in Today’s Marketplace

When it comes to businesses today, personalization is more valuable than ever. With accessibility at an all time high—ranging from Google searches to social media, blog posts and articles in the media, a person can find what they are looking for...

Nashville's Disruption Lab Helps Others Learn About Innovative Change

August 25, 2015

Nashville's Disruption Lab Helps Others Learn About Innovative Change

Most major cities across the U.S. have what is often called a "Disruption Lab." A Disruption Lab usually represents a regular gathering among business people from different market segments to discuss the trends in disruption, new market entrances...

Either Make Something New or Make Something Better

August 24, 2015

Either Make Something New or Make Something Better

Technology innovation comes in two basic variations; either you are making something new, or you are improving the process that creates a product or service to make it more efficient. In both cases, trimming waste is at the core of the value that is...

How Often Should You Redesign Your Website?

August 20, 2015

How Often Should You Redesign Your Website?

Many times people ask us “How often should we change our web site?” The answer depends on your customers and business goals, but we do have some general guidelines for you to consider. First, despite your best intentions, it is very challenging...

Learning to Play the Game

July 15, 2015

Learning to Play the Game

An old friend recently reminded me about the joy of learning how to play a game. On a recent visit to his parents’ home, my friend found an his old Risk game that he cherished as a teen. While he loved to play the game, it was one that he had yet...

Innovation in the Digital Era

July 15, 2015

Innovation in the Digital Era

In the age of technology, businesses can no longer afford to solely base projected growth and development off of patterns from the past.  While change can be scary and intimidating, the reality is that we live in a world with rapidly changing...

The Value of SEO and Social Media

July 15, 2015

The Value of SEO and Social Media

Social Media may have started off as a way to share photos, connect with old friends, and stay updated on current news, but today it is one of the most effective marketing tools for any kind of business. However, social media management for a...

What is Your Organization's EQ?

July 14, 2015

What is Your Organization's EQ?

I’ve read with interest about individual emotional intelligence (EQ), and then I read an article that discussed organizational EQ. In today’s digital world, the actions of an organization and its people are transparent. When it comes...

Is Your Site a Billboard in the Desert?

July 14, 2015

Is Your Site a Billboard in the Desert?

Some websites don’t attract anyone. Then there are other sites that get tons of attention. The difference between these two types of sites boils down to two things. One has to do with findability and two has to do with...

What Sectors Are The VC’s Investing In?

July 14, 2015

What Sectors Are The VC’s Investing In?

We thought we’d share some interesting investment data from Tomas Tunguz of Redpoint Investors relative to where the share of investment dollars has gone over the last twelve months. According to Mattermark data, VCs have invested more than...

Developing a Communications Culture

June 11, 2015

Developing a Communications Culture

The first game development company I worked for, Stormfront Studios (Neverwinter Nights, Tony La Russa Baseball, NASCAR Racing, Madden NFL, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Bloodwake) was led by a phenomenal developer and...