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Who Decides What News is Fake?

Who hasn’t heard of fake news? It’s the talk of the town. This concept is far from new. Fake news has been around since 44 BC, with Octavian’s campaign of misinformation against Mark Antony. When the printing press was invented in 1439, there was no journalism ethics code of conduct to follow so they printed anything. Yellow journalism, which arose in 1898, and political propaganda go hand-in-hand with fake news. U.S. History is no stranger to this concept of fake…

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David Schwimmer: Theater and Tech

Actor, writer, and producer, David Schwimmer, co-founder of The Lookingglass Theatre, came to 1871 on March 9th. With him was Alex Zeldin, the writer/director of the new Lookingglass play, Beyond Caring. This play is a re-imagined piece about temporary workers’ lives. They started off the chat with intros, but their main intent was to get to know the audience and their expressions towards the theater. Zeldin and Schwimmer asked a series of questions, including “How many people here go to…

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The Social Entrepreneur and his Charity

On February 28th, Craig Kielburger, Founder of WE Charity, came to 1871 to discuss his charity and how he got his entrepreneurial start at an early age. “WE Charity is an international charity and educational partner.” Mr. Kielburger is 34 years old and from Canada. His original motive to help people from poverty and exploitation began when he was only twelve years old. He read in the newspaper about a 12-year old former child slave in Pakistan, who had been…

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SWEDISH BLOOD for CONTENT CARNIVORES

SWEDISH BLOOD for CONTENT CARNIVORES Jimmie Björling: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimmiebjorling Jimmie Björling started as an intern of ours at Content Carnivores and within that time we brought him onboard full-time as employee #5 . It’s no surprise that Jimmie jumped into the startup scene and excelled. His interest in the entrepreneur world began at an early age. Jimmie, being a professional golfer on the Scandinavian Tour and trying to reach the European Tour, started his own company when he was 14 years old…

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Social Selling is More than Grinding Out Leads

Just the facts, m’am. Social selling is about relationships. Anyone can buy a list. Anyone can pummel their contacts with marketing automation. But the ones who don’t grind out leads and instead cultivate relationships are winning. 98 percent of sales reps with more than 5,000 LinkedIn connections meet or surpass quota. 73 percent of salespeople using social selling as part of their sales process outperformed their sales peers and exceeded their quotas 23 percent more often. But only 40 percent…

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