Month: August 2014

A letter from Steve Balmer

Those who know me best know that I have said that my goal is to own the Clippers someday. While I continue to build my assets, I look forward to watching Steve Balmer carry the team into the future and turn this franchise into the respect generating team I know they can be. As a fan since 1993, Go Clippers!

August 12, 2014

To the Clippers Family –

You may now have heard that this morning I officially became the owner of your Los Angeles Clippers. So as my first official communication, let me say thank you for continuing to support the Clipper organization. We are now looking forward to an exciting new season and I can’t wait to experience the opening tip off with you.

Today marks the beginning of a new era in the life of our franchise. It also is the culmination of a dream that I have harbored for many years. To Coach Rivers, to our fantastic players, and most importantly to you, the dedicated fans that make this all possible, I pledge this: I will be hard core in my commitment to give the team the support it needs to be its best on and off the court. And I will do whatever is necessary to provide you, your family and friends with the best game-night experience in the NBA.

The Clippers franchise is a true public trust, and my goal is that the Clippers will play an ever-increasing role in the life of our community. We will achieve this goal the same way we will succeed on the court: By waking up every day and figuring out how we can be better – how we can do more – how we can ensure that the Clippers organization is not only winning on the court but also making a real difference in the community.

That is the challenge I set not only for myself but the entire Clippers organization.

Please join me for our Fan Festival, on Monday, August 18th at the STAPLES Center at 12:30 p.m. to celebrate what promises to be a bright future!

Sincerely,

Steve A. Ballmer

MIT Business Professor: ‘Good, Secure, Fulfilling Jobs Are Declining’

As far as I can tell [Kurzweil] thinks that there are no real challenges accompanying today’s rapid tech progress. He predicted that there will be plenty of jobs, and that they’ll be fulfilling ones that allow people to pursue their passions.  My read of the evidence is that good, secure, fulfilling jobs are declining as we head deeper into the second machine age, not spreading throughout the economy.

http://www.businessinsider.com/mit-business-professor-good-secure-fulfilling-jobs-are-declining-2014-8

Multi-screen storytelling. Right screen. Right time.

A recent survey of leading ad agencies conducted by data-driven ad platform Jivox found that almost 75 percent of advertisers are running multiscreen ad campaigns, and two-thirds plan to do the same before the year is out. The data is consistent with a report from the Association of National Advertisers and Nielsen that revealed 48 percent of marketers consider multiscreen advertising “very important” to their marketing efforts. In that study, 72 percent of respondents said they expect to increase their integrated multiscreen campaign budgets between 26 and 100 percent by 2016.

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