Archive for 2015/02

Final Recode

The star of the conference, other than the larger than life Mark Cuban, who delivered beyond expectations, was one Evan Williams, who started Blogger, Twitter and Medium and is a billionaire as a result. It is Evan who inspired me to write my piece about stardom yesterday. This is the path musicians used to take. […]


MONEY We’re impressed when you make it, and continue to make it. The more zeros the better. CONTINUITY Momentary blips are not stars, they’re comets. If you don’t last, especially in today’s overloaded, evanescent world, you’re irrelevant. DO IT YOURSELF Screw the millennial teamwork/group construct. We want to see individuals triumph, it’s the American Way. […]

Ze Frank At Code/Media

Who? I had no idea myself! Greetings from Laguna Niguel, where the easterners would move if they caught today’s sunset and sixty plus degree weather. That’s right, I’m here at the Code/Media Conference at the Ritz Carlton, where Walt Mossberg, Kara Swisher and the rest of the refugees from the “Wall Street Journal” have come […]


What kind of crazy fucked up world do we live in where a TV show takes on brands and scumbag musicians cozy up to them? That’s the fight we’re in people. It’s us versus the corporations. And you’ve got to decide which side you’re on. Are you someone sans backbone who will do anything for […]