Slow and steady wins the race. Will be interesting to see how Lendup changes the landscape for lending with out the interference of big banks. Read the latest article that mentions a Series B investment totaling $150 million dollars that involves both debt and equity.
If you have reputation management needs then please see the following places that have covered me through the years for Profile Defenders that include Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Wall Street Journal, The Baltimore Sun, Sun-Sentinel, The Denver Post, Forbes, and many more. In fact I am such a good brander and marketer that I had a client rank them for a famous celebrity and did such a great job that I took over all the rankings on page 1. The best part is that the client wasn't supposed to be doing that and the celebrity sued him, myself, and a few others. It's a great branding point though showcasing how good I really am at what I do for Profile Defenders clients.
Me leaving Japan back in October.
One Word: Experience
When you experience something in person as opposed to virtually it has a different feeling in your brain that releases seratonin and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Music Festivals, Sporting Events, and live entertainment still thrives in the digital age. People want the in person interaction that you get at a strip club. Seeing is believing and even a slight touch or feel is enough to get somebody out of the house and to an entertainment club. Don't believe it? Check out club E11ven in Downtown Miami where a mix of Cirque De Soleil, night club, and dancers parade around. This place is alive and well where magazines and DVD sales have all but stopped because of the internet.
Same reason as Bob Lefetz would agree that CD sales are gone but artists who want to survive and make money today have to go on tour and give their fans the real live experience. The entertainment is multi-faceted and holds true for all different forms of entertainment.