Toby Trevarthen joined Spark in the new capacity of Chief Narrative Officer in 2015. In this role, Toby will be co-creating the agency’s innovative Agile Narrative™ framework. A fresh approach to narrative strategy and development, conversational white space and conversational IP. Before joining Spark, Toby founded Spatial Shift in 2008. Spatial Shift was a strategic business development firm focusing on new company creation, content marketing, narrative development and programmatic advertising. Spatial Shift was an advisor to Prohaska Consulting and developed programmatic solutions for such clients as eBay, OperaMediaworks, coupons.com, Radio Advertising Bureau, Summit Media, Time Warner Cable, BandsInTown and Legacy.com. Toby also co-founded 21st Century Narrative, LLC, the producer of www.thenarrativeproject.net. The Narrative Project was a co-collaboration design to create a book on narrative in the 21st Century (releasing in late 2015). Toby extended this innovative expertise at THE FACTORY, an immersion firm in SF. Toby worked with Wells Fargo, Levis and Li & Fung to develop new business concepts in a 48-hour period. Toby blends corporate experience with several Silicon Valley startups. He held executive roles in AllAdvantage, Everloop and Anchor Intelligence. He is also a co-founder in Drive Time Metrics (connected car analytics) and Trace.coffee (an IOT company focused on food supply chain transparency). Toby has a rich big media background, pioneering the era of integrated media sales. He led corporate sales and business development teams that sold over $1B in advertising related revenue. While at Harman, he led an industry first interactive advertising program in the connected car in 2013. Toby spent 14 years at AOL and Time Warner in executive management roles. His background also includes transmedia sales at Meredith and Gannett Corporations. Toby’s Andy Warhol moment was creating the first sponsorship of the Heisman Trophy for Suzuki Motors. Toby is an advisor to Sunflower Hill, an organization focused on building living communities for Adults with Special Needs.
Neil began his career as a Wall Street stock analyst, covering the financial sector for seven years. Noticing the lack of relevant analysis and context for Apple news, Neil founded Above Avalon. Along with publishing original financial and fundamental research on Apple on Above Avalon, Neil writes an exclusive daily email for Above Avalon members containing 2-3 stories a day (10-12 stories a week). Visit AboveAvalon.com/membership for more information.
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The author has worked in the transportation profession for over eight years of which the previous three have been strictly focused on goods movement and freight. Transports, by James Sands includes extensive research and analysis of publicly traded companies in the U.S. This includes direct comparative peer review among multiple transport industries, and macro and industry key performance indicators, KPIs.
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Led by MIT engineers and Wall Street analysts, Trefis.com helps you understand how a company's products, that you touch, read, or hear about everyday, impact its stock price.
Surprisingly, the founders of Trefis discovered that along with most other people they just did not understand even the seemingly familiar companies around them: Apple, Google, Coca Cola, Walmart, GE, Ford, Gap, and others.
This might include you though you may have invested money in these companies, or may have been working with one of them for years as an employee, or have consulted with them as an expert for a long time.
Consider these questions:
•What % of Apple's stock price is iPhones? (Q: Is it 5%, 25%, or 50%?)
•What % of Dell's stock price is Dell Notebooks?
•If Bing took half the market share from Google Search, what % upside could there be for Microsoft’s stock?
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You can play with assumptions, or try scenarios, as-well-as ask questions to other users and experts. The platform uses extensive data to show in a single snapshot what drives the value of a company's business.
Trefis makes the same content, data, and tools that are currently available only to professional investors today, accessible to everyone. Importantly, it makes the extensive data/tools easy to use and understand, allowing investors to leverage the platform in their decision making much more efficiently than anything else available.
Trefis is currently used by hundreds of thousands of investors, company employees, and business professionals.
Guy Bennett – President, Q1 Publications - is the author the best-selling book, “Guy’s Guide to the Flipside,” (Arsenal Pulp Press) and has twice been named British Columbia’s best weekly newspaper columnist for his work in The Westender. He has written movies, run newspapers, rebranded companies and written about finance for a variety of national publications. He is currently the President of a financial publishing company Q1 Publishing (http://www.q1publishing.com).
Erick, Co-Editor of TechCrunch (www.techcrunch.com), has been covering startups and technology news for 14 years. At Business 2.0 he wrote feature stories and ran their main blog, Next Net, which has nearly 50,000 RSS subscribers. He also does a lot of video work and hosts regular panels of industry luminaries called Disruptor Round Tables. Prior to Business 2.0, Erick was an editor-at-large for eCompany and a contributing editor for Fortune. In 1999, Schonfeld won the prize for best information technology submission at London’s Business Journalist of the Year Awards, and in 2001 he won the prize for best space submission at the Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards in Paris. In 1996 and 1997, Schonfeld was recognized in the TJFR Business News Reporter’s list of the “best and brightest financial journalists under the age of 30.” He appears regularly on CNBC, CNN, and NY1, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Schonfeld graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in 1993.
Brian Powers is an independent investor.
Brian started investing in 1998. He is a value investor and invests for the long term. That does not mean he does not like so-called growth stocks. He loves growth stocks when he can buy them at a bargain price. Additionally, there are sometimes reasons other than value that make a security attractive.
Brian uses a bottoms up approach which starts with fundamental analysis. He has traditionally looked for small caps, but he balances his portfolio with large and mid cap exposure. Core positions are generally for the long term, but may be rebalanced as conditions warrant.
Tech Trader Daily is a blog on technology investing written from Palo Alto, California by long-time Barron's West Coast Editor Eric J. Savitz. The blog provides news, analysis and original reporting on events important to investors in software, hardware, the Internet, telecommunications and related fields.
Eric joined Barron's as a feature writer in New York in 1988, after four years at the Dow Jones news wires. In 1995, he moved to California as the magazine's first reporter in Silicon Valley, creating the Plugged In column. Eric left Barron's in 1998 to become executive editor of The Industry Standard. He rejoined Barron's in Palo Alto in late 2001. Eric also writes the monthly Tech File column for Smart Money magazine.
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