General Musings

This section is where you'll find my thoughts on life from the eyes of an entrepreneur.  The biggest challenge is balancing the success and obligations that success brings as the more successful one becomes, it seems the more obligations they have to the world.  Feel free to comment as you follow my journey and general musings regarding that journey. 

Mark Cenicola

General Musings on Life & Entreprenuership

Can Netflix Survive as a Standalone Company?

11/01/2011 Mark A. Cenicola
Netflix has certainly had its share of bad press. However, their sudden business moves and knee jerk reactions may be a bigger sign of trouble.

Investment Criteria to Grow (My) Personal Wealth

08/21/2011 Mark A. Cenicola
As I've gotten older, I've become a smarter investor. That hasn't stopped me from making silly investment mistakes that plague many of the people who put money into the market though. Thankfully, I've identified an investing strategy for myself that should reap great personal rewards.

Interview from the "Las Vegan" Radio Show

06/30/2011 Mark A. Cenicola
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Listen to my interview with Amy Ayoub and Caroline Ciocca as they welcome me as a guest on the radio show, "The Las Vegan."

My Wife Doesn't Care About Bubbles, Neither Does Yours

05/28/2011 Mark A. Cenicola
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Sometimes, as insiders, we get so wrapped up within our industry that you forget that until real people start talking about Web 2.0 company valuations in everyday casual conversation, the bubble has a ways to go before being fully inflated.

The "Uninteresting" Social Network

03/13/2011 Mark A. Cenicola
I finally got around to watching The Social Network last night. While I'm glad to have seen it, very interesting, it was not.

What to Do When You Don't Have the (i)Phone You Really Want

02/20/2011 Mark A. Cenicola
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Not all phones are created equal. The iPhone is the king of smart phones, but you certainly pay a hefty monthly fees to lay claim to it. However, you may be able to get the phone you need without breaking the bank.

The Lines Between Professional and Personal Blogging Are Blurring

02/05/2011 Mark A. Cenicola
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When it comes to getting your blogs read, people will seek out great content. Both personal and professional blogs must be well written, provide thought provoking or actionable content and bring benefits to the reader.

Not All Content Delivery Methods are Created Equal

10/10/2010 Mark A. Cenicola
With Blockbuster filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and planning to shutter hundreds of its retail stores, you could say the last major provider of retail content has died. The culprit? The Internet of course!

Locking in Customers without a Long Term Contract

10/03/2010 Mark A. Cenicola
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Cell phone companies are notorious for locking in customers to a long term contract (usually two years). They do this so they can provide cheap handsets.

Stock Buybacks Mean Companies Have No Better Plan for Shareholder's Money

08/22/2010 Mark A. Cenicola
You probably won't find me writing much about the stock market and investing. While I have money in play, I'm certainly not an expert so don't view any of this advice as a recommendation one way or another. This articles is really a business management advice article of which I do have plenty of experience. Always Invest at your own risk!


One Sheet

Mark Cenicola strips away the hype and gives his take on technology and its use in establishing a better business online.

Hard hitting presentations that really get to the core of today's technologically advanced business economy, Mark demonstrates effective strategies for integrating the Internet into a company's operations and giving their website an expanded role in contributing to the success of their business.