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  1. ProducerMike Restivo

    Mike Restivo

    16/06/2016
    Microsoft Aquisition of LinkedIn Part 1
    Microsoft Aquisition of LinkedIn Part 1Just some considered thoughts on the Microsoft acquisition of LinkedIn: The comparatively high buy price is about the share price LinkedIn was once at. Generally, to ensure a buyout, the offer is made rich at the previous high to ensure a sale...
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    Gerald Hecht
    17/06/2016 #3 Gerald Hecht
    @Mike Restivo Integration into their (Microsoft's) "Operating Systems"...can you imagine the horror?
    Mike Restivo
    16/06/2016 #2 Mike Restivo
    Good observation. As to the real, effective, applied value of the database, that bay no means is evaluated: demonstrated minimal engagement as demonstrated by few comments relative to the "claimed" user base, including many fake and inactive accounts,, not likes alone, show that user response to any commercial or service application will be similarly unfruitful. Microsoft has not thought this venture out at all like previous ones including Nokia. They may be cash rich now, like Apple, but without so-called "killer apps"/innovation, so-called disruptor/innovating companies will snatch the future from these 2 mature companies whose best performances are long past them. Microsoft already has their own multi-million number database of windows users to which they maintain via updates. No need for any other database. It is a worthless investment , an unproven database that is, by a company that must know better. As to the purported value of Lynda.: It is strictly a self-educational hobby app, with no educational accreditation or certificates, which are useless for inclusion on any resume to be seriously considered by any employer. "I read a lot of books on the subject is by no means equivalent to experience as a licenced trades person or degreed engineer/business person. Let common sense prevail and let roll up stock market speculations sort themselves out accordingly. The promise if any o be found of personal added value to any career is dubious no matter the machinations of market valuations' estimates of equity worth. value is what users attribute to Microsoft, and that may be much less optimistic than marketing sales pitches alone and/or direct engagement to a captive audience of Microsoft users. That strategy is by no means assured.
    M V S Krishna Murthy
    16/06/2016 #1 M V S Krishna Murthy
    I think the rush is to own the massive database of users and in competition with Google and Facebook. The best way to possibly do this without innovation is acquiring LinkedIn. My suspicion (wild guess) is that they must have another trick up their sleeve and looking at user database ramp up prior to release plans, else the acquisition adds little value per se.

    Somehow, it is worrisome to think about all that personal information for the world to see on Facebook and Personal Communication on Google and now Professional information on LinkedIn, with three of the largest global conglomerates.
  2. ProducerMike Restivo

    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    Metrolinx Backgrounder 2 by Mike Restivo
    Metrolinx Backgrounder 2 by Mike RestivoOriginally posted: Monday, 6/29/2015 The given backgrounders from 1985 and 2011 are all the fundamental Provincial plans for regional public transit in Ontario. Following links contained in them will fill in other related details,...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    Metrolinx SmartTrack and the Yonge Relief Line 2 by Mike Restivo
    Metrolinx SmartTrack and the Yonge Relief Line 2 by Mike RestivoOriginally posted: Monday, 6/29/2015 A serious Toronto Council debate (with input from the TTC and Metrolinx) should be engaged in as soon as possible, due to the disappearance of almost all of the added value of SmartTrack co-use of...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    Metrolinx SmartTrack and the Yonge Relief Line 3 by Mike Restivo
    Metrolinx SmartTrack and the Yonge Relief Line 3 by Mike RestivoOriginally posted: Monday, 6/29/2015 Why does Metrolinx maintain an amiable opinion concerning SmartTrack and not pro-actively explain that it cannot work as claimed?Politics! As publicly suggested by Mike Restivo, it could be to the...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    Metrolinx SmartTrack and the Yonge Relief Line 4 by Mike Restivo
    Metrolinx SmartTrack and the Yonge Relief Line 4 by Mike RestivoOriginally posted: Monday, 6/29/2015 Exactly what would be the costs facing any Toronto Council with respect to the construction of SmartTrack?The sum of 2.8 billions of dollars expense debt to Municipal Toronto, plus 2.8 billions of...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    Internent Marketing Tools For Success by Mike Restivo
    Internent Marketing Tools For Success by Mike RestivoMaximizing sales revenue as soon as possible requires as much strategic paid advertising as possible. Leveraging relatively low cost to no cost internet media will take years to cultivate a base or following from which a small subset may...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    A Teaching Business Story by Mike Restivo
    A Teaching Business Story by Mike RestivoAn excellent comparison of two apparent teaching stories that convey or inspire a different take away lesson contingent upon the attitude of the observer/reader. Consider this variation of the poisonous fruit tree among the monks who learned...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    Building Client Relationship-Sales Integration by Mike Restivo
    Building Client Relationship-Sales Integration by Mike RestivoAccording to a sales and marketing paradigm, even with respect to business job or personal date first interview, any candidate must be asked and correctly answer the question from the interviewer: ‘Why should I connect, do business, hire or date...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    Maximum Exposure Content Marketing by Mike Restivo
    Maximum Exposure Content Marketing by Mike RestivoContent marketing demands broad media exposure. To what end? Take a sober assessment of one’s company and the knowledge that it entails, then compare the knowledge to the trending articles on popular Internet media. Nothing like the relatively...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    Systemic Problems of the Employee Role Part 1 by Mike Restivo
    Systemic Problems of the Employee Role Part 1 by Mike RestivoOf necessity and so not to be too overwhelming with discouragement, I will give short form information that should be verified for oneself:It is generally accepted as a business hiring practice, that if you are not hired within 2 years, then you...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    Systemic Problems of the Employee Role Part 2 by Mike Restivo
    Systemic Problems of the Employee Role Part 2 by Mike RestivoTake solace and encouragement in the success of women CEO’s strongly suggesting lifetime income security possibilities much more feasible than as an employee. A CEO can be self-employed in a start-up with odds of first year failure weighted against...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    How to Overcome Daily Work and Life Stress by Mike Restivo
    How to Overcome Daily Work and Life Stress by Mike RestivoWork is stressful and life is stressful. How to rise up to a level of performance that can endure stress? This is the need, not explanations why anyone cannot cope with the stress upon them whatever the source. A solution, not an excuse is required:...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    The Necessity For Internet Marketing Part 1 by Mike Restivo
    The Necessity For Internet Marketing Part 1 by Mike RestivoNotwithstanding the incursion of technology in consumer and commercial lives, exactly what does “Internet Marketing” mean to both businesses and consumers? The respective answers are not intuitive, although they should be. Marketing by its very name...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    The Necessity For Internet Marketing Part 2 by Mike Restivo
    The Necessity For Internet Marketing Part 2 by Mike RestivoFor anyone to do business with anyone else, even another business, the answer to the question, “Do you trust this person?” must always continually be answered in the affirmative! Once trust is established, the reasons for developing a business...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    The Necessity For Internet Marketing Part 3 by Mike Restivo
    The Necessity For Internet Marketing Part 3 by Mike RestivoThe internet age offers relatively inexpensive, if not free web sites and free email addresses through subscription to an Internet Service Provider (ISP). The days of continual advertising expense for telephone directory business listings are long...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    The Necessity For Internet Marketing Part 4 by Mike Restivo
    The Necessity For Internet Marketing Part 4 by Mike RestivoThere is an artful application of psychology at play in promotion of one’s brand (i.e. business/personal identity). One cannot assume anything vis à vis brand promotion, even that which is both logical and intuitive, for human response is all too...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    The Necessity For Internet Marketing Part 5 by Mike Restivo
    The Necessity For Internet Marketing Part 5 by Mike RestivoPerceptions speak louder than words, as it were, to the correct appetitive target. The consequential internally applied motivation of the prospect is more successfully compelling than any externally applied force, as the driver is absent any...
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  18. ProducerMike Restivo

    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    Why Write on the Internet? by Mike Restivo
    Why Write on the Internet? by Mike RestivoBusiness oriented, artists/writers, readers, seek out and use the user enabled publishing platforms which serve their interests and objectives optimally. Blog platforms, millions+ of blog originators exist, permit and encourage long-form posts,...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    Entrepreneurship Requires Focus and Efficient Constant Promotion by Mike Restivo
    Entrepreneurship Requires Focus and Efficient Constant Promotion by Mike RestivoConsider articles purporting to give tips and hints how to succeed in anything:  Interesting article. Solution based or containing same? No. Not quite “Tell me something I don’t already know.” critically inviting, but “influencer” is as “influencer”...
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  20. ProducerMike Restivo

    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    Internet Publishing by Mike Restivo
    Internet Publishing by Mike RestivoFor aggressive entrepreneurs (There is no other kind worthy of the name!), it is recommended to own your own web domain. That is, you own the URL (Universal Resource Locator) web site link for example, “mydomainname.com” and the web site(s), as...
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    Mike Restivo
    17/04/2016 #2 Mike Restivo
    Thanks Zack. A review of my other entrepreneurial/Internet articles, (indeed ALL my beBee articles) can be of value at Restivo Reports. By always adding a tag to your main or one particular, hive, a tally of your total buzzes is read on your listing as "Bee" in the producers page. Not so for your posts and replies in anywhere. Such work not totalled at all. The listings of producers, i.e.. bees, is descending by article ... soooo the most articles' total per producer gets the highest placement for a producer on the producer landing page period. similarly for featured hive ranking: Maximize a system's inherent advantages at minimal cost, where possible. In this case producer and hive ranking is simultaneous. Write once, then multi-purpose. sweet.
    Zack Thorn
    17/04/2016 #1 Zack Thorn
    Thanks Mike ! You may have just provided the kick I needed to do something with the domains I already own. Sharp enough to buy the names and set up a landing page, I've just let them lay fallow for 3 years now. Not the smartest thing I've done lately, but I'm still figuring out this whole social media thing. And not very well I'm afraid. I sure know what you mean about the size of fish in relation to the pond. Thats like being the king of the street racing scene in a small town. Not that tough until the bigger fish visit from the city, :-)
  21. ProducerMike Restivo

    Mike Restivo

    16/04/2016
    Brampton LRT Solution by Mike Restivo
    Brampton LRT Solution by Mike RestivoOriginally posted: Sunday, 8/16/2015 Brampton LRT solution: The GO Transit LRT from the lakeshore Blvd. through Mississauga then into Brampton is not a made in the City of Mississauga plan to which the City of Brampton was not...
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    Mike Restivo

    16/04/2016
    Myth of Constructive Debt Part 1 by Mike Restivo
    Myth of Constructive Debt Part 1 by Mike Restivo“Debt is a tool that can be used to improve a standard of living and to purchase assets over the long-term.”The above paraphrase is held among more than a few investors and non-investors alike. On practical and especially moral grounds, debt is a...
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  23. ProducerMike Restivo

    Mike Restivo

    16/04/2016
    Myth of Constructive Debt Part 2 by Mike Restivo
    Myth of Constructive Debt Part 2 by Mike RestivoIn speculation of any kind, often there exists a relatively short window of opportunity to participate in a potential profit. Notwithstanding risk(s) and time limit(s) involved, the informed view is that a timely profit, so-called special situation,...
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    Mike Restivo

    16/04/2016
    Retirement Realities Part 1 by Mike Restivo
    Retirement Realities Part 1 by Mike RestivoWith respect to the relatively easier abilities of wealthy individuals to retirement plan, speaking to the so-called average and working poor audience applies to all, just scaled appropriately.1. Life duration is increasing due to medical care. The...
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    Mike Restivo

    16/04/2016
    Retirement Realities Part 2 by Mike Restivo
    Retirement Realities Part 2 by Mike RestivoFinancial Planning BasicsWhile employed, minimize current debts and long term debt obligations, like car and rental agreements of any kind. Spend efficiently, not necessarily inexpensively (buy durable tools for professionals, for example; nothing...
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