Archive for the ‘U2’ category

What Charlie Sheen Could Teach Microsoft (Or Why Your Son Doesn’t Wear Parachute Pants)

October 3, 2007

Back in 1987 I used to tell women I thought I had a chance with that they looked delicious.

It worked for a while.

But these are no longer the days of Neneh Cherry.

It’s 20 years later:


The Train Wreck Formerly Known As Google and The Art Of Staying Famous

February 23, 2006


Does anyone else notice the very slight stench in the air?

Do you know what it is?

What you are feeling are the first tremors of the downfall of Google.


No one is actually talking about it.

But really everyone is talking about it.

Even the cool kids are saying things.

Now here’s what went wrong.


An example of a U2 ‘remix’ (last night’s Grammy Awards)

February 9, 2006

This clip from last night is a perfect example of what I was talking about here. Notice that this clip did not come from a U2 site but from a Mary J. Blige site. U2 grabs urban music fan mindspace. Mary J. Blige picks up some U2 fans.   

Bono and Dr. Dre Explain The Correct Way To Launch A New Blog In Your Network

February 8, 2006


Since this blog is about internet media management I thought I’ld do an actual post on management of your network.

Have you ever wondered why rap music has been very popular for the past 15 years while rock music can’t seem to get the same mindshare?

Do you know why U2 is the biggest band in the world 20 years after their first record while other acts with huge hits fade to obscurity?


Well, I going to tell you why those events happened and how you can use the same tricks to make the launch of a new blog in your network a success.