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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

It’s A Kind Of Magic

There’s no big secret to magic outside of the magician’s ability to understand how a person thinks.  As magicians they’ve taught themselves to push the limits of our faith in our ability to comprehend and judge the world around us.  Sometimes a new technology will

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Posted in Marketing

Keeping Up With The [Technical-Marketing] Joneses

In 1913 the term “keeping up with the Joneses” first entered pop-culture as an idiom for social caste. For the next 100 years neighbors spent their time peering over fences and through windows as people attempted to define themselves by

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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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Posted in Marketing, Technology, Thought Leadership

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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Fun Theory

What does a piano staircase, an arcade recycling bin, and the worlds deepest trash can have in common?  People use them.

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Posted in Marketing, Thought Leadership, Uncategorized

Failing to Succeed

Difficult and impossible are not the same thing, though they’re often treated that way.  For instance, I was called to join a meeting because the lead engineer told the user interface architect something was impossible.  It wasn’t.  It was difficult. 

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