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Grandpa Still Takes His Phone Out Of His Pocket

Just last week Google broke the news that Glass is moving out of Google[x] and into a standalone company within Google.  Of course the first thing I heard from the jolly masses was, “did you hear glass is dead?”  Of

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Posted in Healthcare, Marketing, Technology, Thought Leadership

Healthcare Marketing: a Digital Perspective

The world has changed. According to Jennifer Erwitt, in her book The Human Face of Big Data, “…in the first day of a baby’s life today, the world creates 70 times the data contained in the entire Library of Congress.” 

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My Week With Google Glass

Just over a week ago I got an offer I couldn’t refuse. A friend and colleague, Bill Evans, had been accepted into the explorer program and was offering me the chance to try out Google Glass for the weekend. Of

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Posted in Mobile & LBS, Technology, Thought Leadership

Technology as a Creative Discipline

A few years back, while working on the “before & after” gallery for Chrysaliz Design, I got to thinking about the artistry that went into decorating the homes in the photographs.  This idea stuck in my brain such that I

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Negative Margins, But We’ll Make Up For It In Volume

Almost daily I hear news on the economic situation we have in the US.  Almost daily, for the past several years.  Sure unemployment is topping 10% nationally and is still on the rise, but is that really a reason for

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Automating Yourself Out of a Job

When I use the phrase “automating yourself out of a job” I bet your mind jumps directly to efficiency, manufacturing, production, and making tasks so easy one person can do the work of seven or even seventeen.  Sure, that’s a large part of it, but there’s

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Multi-Cultural Social Media

Social media brings about the possibility for discovery of people like us with interests like ours without regard to who they are.  It enables discussion without regard for who is on the other side.  We may disagree elsewhere — religion,

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The Future of Social Media and Marketing

The other day someone asked me where I think the future of social media in marketing is for 2010 and the future beyond that.  What an interesting question.  Here’s my answer.

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The Bazerman Auction And Innovation

At Harvard Business School Max Bazerman is a professor of negotiation.  He starts each semester off the same way  — by auctioning off a $20 bill.  There are two rules to the Bazerman auction. First, bids go in $1 increments

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Before They Were Heroes

The holidays often get me thinking about extraordinary people — those I know and those I do not.  Some are well known, some will never be known, and some are not yet heroes.  It’s this last group that got me

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