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Lessons along the road: 5 career pointers for new graduates

Dave Fleet

I loved the idea that companies could use these new online technologies to anticipate and serve the needs of their customers. Its roots back in the mid-2000s – and the early business use-cases – centred around building communities and solving problems.

The Internet Could Be Closed For Business

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When I first started blogging and podcasting (in 2003), the Internet was both an open and a closed environment. People were publishing online journals and creating communities around very obscure areas of interest. By opening retail stores, they get consumers at the first stage of the purchase cycle and they keep them through the purchase, support (Genius Bar) and even the content that goes on the devices (think iTunes ). online community. Once upon a time.