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As Atma Business Blog recently eclipsed its two 12 months anniversary mark, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back again at how its predictions have fared thus far (yes a bit narcissistic I know). First and foremost, I would like to thank most of my readers who’ve been with me since 2010 (Is M&A still evil?) and those that have only recently been able to keep my ramblings.

The most rewarding element for me personally has been the interesting dialogue, responses, and push back generated which includes transformed my viewpoints on lots of the topics addressed. It is also been nice to be released on some leading business sites along the way. Magnetization versus Free: I expected the demise of Netflix’s power as the content guys gain more courage to charge.

This has happened more speedily than I expected. Even Apple hasn’t damaged the negotiations code with TV as their offerings have been less than modest up to now. More broadly, I published about the end of our honeymoon of all things free. Everything from apps to entertainment are moving to pay-based models. There is room to visit still.

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Most news content is still free; powerful services such as service and Maps tools we have overlooked might require a credit card soon. I still can’t work out how FB or app developers can monetize enough. Can you imagine a monthly charge to remain a LinkedIn member? Meaningful Innovators: An area of particular enthusiasm for me personally, I’ve spent many personas on true disruptors that not only transformed industries but also broader stakeholders that they influence. Basically 2 of Fortune’s Top Business owners (sorry FedEx, Infosys for the oversight) have been featured in my posts in differing contexts (ie.

I continue steadily to seek those that leverage their success for the higher good and bring significant consumer-focused improvement to confirmed market. Continue to send me leads! Transactions and Financial Sponsors: I’ve discussed the perils and advantages of M&A and the ones that drive them. Large level transactions continue steadily to fail while focused ones have a much better chance at success. Given the background of slowing earnings and long-term debt of the national country, expect the original tools of leverage and cluster investing never to be enough to generate comes back for investment money. Since the Facebook disaster, there’s not been an IPO executed.

It’s not just a bubble, I promise. Social Business owners: Traditional businesses, non-profits, and individual business owners all have a responsibility and ability to lift society through efficient market-driven ways. From microfinance to fair trade, I’ve discussed several innovative efforts. I was disappointed to find out about the lack of tech philanthropists, but pleased to see “feel good” ideas being more built-into daily transactions. The internet is the ultimate scalable tool, let’s utilize it to the fullest extent we can.

In addition, building sustainable platforms is just good business. Other Notes: I cannot figure Amazon away. It caved faster than I expected on sales taxes. It was thought by me was well equipped to swing at Walmart, but it seems to have refocused on digital products. I liked GroupOnomics but its model has already established less of a direct effect than I expected so far.

I still don’t possess clear visibility into the next US jobs engine or how to retrain the prevailing employee base but let’s hope our core strengths (advancement, entrepreneurship) can carry us beyond the strong headwinds that are arriving on our way. In the final end, it’s about creative business owners that take on the oligarchs, large companies that eclipse the innovator’s dilemma, and capitalistic efforts that yield powerful businesses and significant benefits to culture. I will continue to write along these lines as I am hoping to bring unique, unbiased perspectives on current business occasions and trends. There you own it – I have associated with more than 1/3 of my articles to day now.