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Randall Craig

Author and CEO of 108 ideaspace

Randall Craig is a serial entrepreneur, held a long-time position at a “big-four” consulting firm, and was an executive at an American public company. One of the country's web pioneers, Randall has been advising in this area since 1994: he put the Toronto Star online, the Globe and Mail’s GlobeInvestor/Globefund, several financial institutions, and about 100+ other major organizations across North America.

He lectures at the Schulich School of Business Executive Education Centre, hosts Professionally Speaking TV, and is the author of seven books, including the Online PR and Social Media series, and The Everything Guide to Starting an Online Business.

Randall is the CEO of digital consulting firm 108 ideaspace, and serves on the board for a number of organizations. He has earned a CFA, MBA, CMC, CSP, and a Black Belt in karate. More at www.RandallCraig.com.
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How Many Social Media Sites Will Survive?

As we all know, the social web is here to stay. But is this sustainable? Has the equation changed? Evidence suggests that it has. By some reports, there are some 500+ social media sites that exist. A number of them -- maybe a majority, will go down for the count.
03/21/2013 05:36 EDT
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Facebook Has a Billion Users, but Numbers Aren't Everything

Facebook just announced that it now has one billion active users -- an astounding number. But whether your business' number hovers at 100 or a billion, this singular measure of "success" is of little value, and at best misleading. Is a billion users a significant milestone? Absolutely. Does it matter? Not in the least.
10/04/2012 05:28 EDT

The Social Web is a Golden Cage of Information

Do you actively seek out different opinions than your own, or unwittingly reinforce your personal conventional wisdom by only consuming "agreeable" content? While we may think it is the former, too often we live in a bubble. Here are some reasons why we're not as open-minded or as free as we may think, and how the internet is really preventing us from experiencing new things.
06/20/2012 05:44 EDT
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E-Books -- Welcome to iCensorship

This app problem is just one skirmish in a long-brewing war between the ebook distributors. Consumers may not realize that ebook distributors have another weapon -- a dirty little secret actually -- to use in their fight: censorship. Yes, censorship.
04/13/2012 10:46 EDT

If You're a CEO, Don't be a Hypocrite

Is there a conflict between your organization's policies externally, and the ground rules it enforces internally? In today's world of many-to-many contact and community-building, philosophical alignment is no longer optional. And without alignment, there is hypocrisy.
03/16/2012 04:04 EDT
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Facebook Alert: What You Can Learn from the IPO

If you're reading this, the chances that you are on Facebook are relatively high. And sadly, the chances that you personally will duplicate Mark Zuckerberg's business success are relatively low. What we can do, however, is learn from this success. And particularly, learn from the Facebook IPO.
02/27/2012 03:26 EST