Joel Comm

Joel Comm is a Columnist at Grit Daily. He is a New York Times bestselling author, blockchain enthusiast, professional keynote speaker, social media marketing strategist, live video expert, technologist, brand influencer, futurist and eternal 12-year old. With over two decades of experience harnessing the power of the web, publishing, social media and mobile applications to expand reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audiences inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create highly effective new media campaigns. His latest project is as co-host of The Bad Crypto Podcast, a top cryptocurrency show making the future of digital payments easy to understand.

7 Ways to Future-Proof Your Business

It can take time for a business to figure out the techniques and approaches that deliver the best results. Having discovered those methods, it’s tempting to keep using them even as the rest of the world changes. Kodak kept promoting film even as photography turned digital. Microsoft kept pushing Windows and missed the rise of both smartphones and social media. Smart companies understand that the world is constantly changing and try to stay one step ahead. Here are seven ways to future-proof...

Making Money in the Gig Economy

The world of work is changing. After farming and factories, we’re now living in the time of the gig economy, an age in which bosses are optional and opportunity is only a smartphone away. Freelance sites like Elance (or Upwork as it’s been called since its merger with Guru), might have started it, allowing coders, designers, and other freelancers to work from home, but the gig economy really took off with AirBnB and Uber. These platforms let users turn the assets around them into sources of...

What’s Gone Wrong with Social Media… and How to Fix It

Social media was going to solve all our ills. It was going to bring people together, let everyone share ideas, catch up with old friends, and unite like-minded people for events and causes. Facebook would be a giant international forum through which anyone would wander, greeting old friends and new. Twitter would give experts and journalists a place to quickly break news and swap thoughts. LinkedIn would be a kind of super-conference, helping professionals to find work, make connections, and...

12 Impressive New Startups from Collision 2019

Collision 2019 was a well-attended event featuring a full-spectrum of emerging and existing technologies. Super-nerdy and ultra-geeky, the three-day tech-fest featured speakers, networking and numerous exhibitors. Justin Trudeau, Seth Rogen, Ev Williams, Kara Swisher, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Steve Aoki, John Tory, and Ryan Holmes were among the roster of politicians, technologists, CEOs and entertainers that made an appearance at the event. I was there, too, along with Grit Daily Sr. Editor,...

Fortnite’s Creative Mode Builds New Online World… For Now

A quiet revolution has been taking place online for the last few months. In December 2018, Epic Games, makers of the mammoth gaming hit Fortnite, rolled out an extension that introduced an entirely new kind of gameplay. ‘Creative mode’ (“Mode”) was initially limited to users with a Season 7 Battle Pass, but soon opened to everyone. While Fortnite is an online multiplayer shooting game with a few construction elements, the Mode is a construction game with added shooting...

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