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SparkCom is our exclusive community of innovation, giving you access to insights and information to innovative businesses and emerging trends in the market. By joining our thriving community, you will learn how to adapt and prepare your business to thrive in the new economy. To thrive requires either being an innovator, or adapting to innovations. At SparkCom, you will have access to a wealth of information to develop your abilities to innovate and adapt and ultimately succeed. At the center of our community is our weekly video calls. Here, Adam and Manny explore innovative companies, emerging trends, and contemporary topics to give you insights on how to prepare yourself and your business for growth. We will explore the interdependency of elements in the market and how they will directly effect your business. SparkCom also gives you access to exclusive ebooks, archived material from Adam's writings on Forbes, case studies, webinars, and much more. Lastly, members now have a way to direct access Adam and Manny for one-on-one questions, receiving guidance from experts in the fields of innovation, operations, and sales.


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Innovate to Save Lives - With Insulin Now CEO Mica Kinder
December 2, 2020
Healthcare, Insulin, Pharmaceuticals, Mobility, Value Proposition, Trends, Supply Chain
This week on The SparkCom Podcast, Manny and Adam are joined by Mica Kinder, founder and CEO of Insulin Now. The online pharmacy provides low-cost insulin for uninsured and underinsured diabetes patients, and is the only commercial group in the United States doing so. Business leaders often think narrowly about innovation, as though it only implies changes to products. But in a business where the product can’t change, Mica demonstrates how necessary and possible it is to find alternative services that fulfill consumer needs.
Pivot Your Business Toward 2021
November 24, 2020
Pivot, Sales, Value Proposition, GAFAM, Uber, Trends, Coronavirus
As we fast approaching the end of 2020, we can see how much the business landscape has changed through the COVID-19 pandemic. In a time of need and economic fallouts, several companies have stayed on top after bringing considerable value to consumers. How have they done that? Through change and sales.
The Essential Qualities of a Successful Entrepreneur
November 17, 2020
Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Startups, Trends, Gig Economy
What makes a successful entrepreneur? What makes a successful innovator? Hint: It’s not DNA.In this week’s episode of the SparkCom Podcast, Manny guides a conversation on the traits, experiences, and mentality of successful startup entrepreneurs. There’s a level of spirit and drive that not every entrepreneur possesses, but can possess to succeed. Understandably, many are held back by the fear of failure and of losing the security that comes with a day job. So here’s one question to ask yourself before becoming a full-fledged entrepreneur: Can you live without a paycheck to do something that you love?

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How Tesla Killed Exxon's Valuation - Will you see Threats Coming?
November 3, 2020
Finance, Investing, Strategy, Trends, Tesla, Exxon
In September, 2015 (5 years ago) I wrote that Tesla was going to change global oil demand. Why? Because Tesla had proven there was a market shift toward electric vehicles (EV’s). Yes, the market was small. But every major auto company had seen the trend emerge, and all had EV’s on the drawing tables. Simultaneously, this was showing a shift to “electrification” at the same time that solar energy costs were dropping in price similar to computer chips in the 1990s.
DJIA Changes - Interesting, Yet Meaningless
September 1, 2020
Finance, Investing, Strategy, Trends
On 8/31/20, the Dow Jones Industrial Average went through a change in composition. Out went Exxon, Pfizer and Raytheon. In came Salesforce.com, Amgen and Honeywell. This is the 8th time the Index components have changed this decade, the 13th time since 2000 and the 55th change since created in 1896. So changes are not uncommon. But, are they meaningful? Ask any academic and you’ll get a resounding “NO.” There is no stated criteria for selection, no metrics for inclusion, no breadth to the number of companies (which has changed significantly over time,) and not even a weighting for market capitalization! The DJIA has no relationship to “the market,” which could well be measured better by the S&P 500, or the Russell 3000. And it doesn’t even link to any specific industry! To academics, “the Dow” is just a random number that reflects nothing worth measuring!!

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