Jeremiah Owyang posted a very interesting idea over at Hugh MacLeod’s place this week. Are we in the midst of a new Feudal System in our digital world with investors as kings/queens, entrepreneurs as lords/ladies and the rest of us as serfs? I’m a bit of a history buff, so I drew out that comparison a bit on this week’s podcast.

I also framed my answer to the question, “Should I bid for my own brand name in pay-per-click ads?” The answer isn’t always yes or no and I talk about how I come to that conclusion a bit. And in my rant this week, I get after the one thing that consistently gets under my skin about influencers and my own digital marketing brethren – the audacity of ego.

Dial it up and give it a listen!

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