May 9, 2016

Sharon Ryan, your newspaper group has a delivery problem

by JD Lasica

It’s been years since I’ve taken to my blog (which I began 15 years ago this week) to complain about a company or brand. But the San Jose Mercury News has left me little choice. I’m an entrepreneur, as well as a former journalist, so the one thing I can’t afford is to fritter away time. But I’ve been on … Continue reading

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May 7, 2016

Test driving the 2016 Chevy Volt

by JD Lasica

Consumer review: The 2016-2017 Chevy Volt is a green smart car to help save the planet while you have fun, but be aware of the tradeoffs. Continue reading

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April 18, 2016

Prep work for your social media business presence

by Guest writer

If you want to get the most out of running your business, here are five tips on how to use social media to develop brand awareness and engage with customers. Continue reading

Category: Business, JD Lasica
March 4, 2016

Advice for startups: Focus on your super-fans

by JD Lasica

Advice to startup founders: Don’t try to make everyone happy. You want to focus on the 1 percent most engaged users of your product and make them ecstatic. Continue reading

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September 9, 2015

Closing the Gap: Solutions for building a more inclusive economy

by JD Lasica

There’s a growing gap in the U.S. between the haves and have-nots. A new conference, Closing the Gap, seeks to address the threat posed by economic inequality. Continue reading

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