Author, speaker, consultant, educator, entrepreneur,expert in new media/disruptive business models, innovation, emerging economies, business of pop culture. Co-founder/principle at MediaPlant (Seattle).
Ask me to evaluate your startup or business plan, or consult on a prospective investment. I am an entrepreneur and wrote a groundbreaking book on entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging economies (Young World Rising, 2010), featuring original research and case studies. I judge international business plan contests and speak to young entrepreneurs and VCs worldwide.
Ask me how to mobilize fan subcultures and use comics/graphic novels as communication tools. I'm the author of Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture (McGraw-Hill, 2012), looking at the future of entertainment, publishing, content and fan engagement through the lens of the San Diego Comic-Con. I write, speak and teach this topic currently and gave a TEDx talk on this in 2012, called "Transmedia in the Hour of the Nerd."
Ask me how social, mobile, cloud and big data are creating opportunities and risks in your industry. I write high-traffic posts for FastCompany, Internet Evolution, etc., teach in the Masters of Communication program at University of Washington, and consult for Fortune 50 companies on applications of new media technologies for business.
Author of 2008 book (Generation Blend) on managing technology in a multi-generational workplace (Boomers/GenX/Millennials etc.). Spoke and consulted on this 2007-2010 and remain engaged on the subject.
Rob was a guest on my radio show in Vancouver. Clearly Rob possesses a depth of knowledge and a passion for his subject. He possesses an excellent ability to take the abstract and make it concrete and applicable to companies and the people that work within them.
Our hour-long interview flew by and left me wishing that I had longer to spend with him.