A City of Mash-Ups

The ultimate mash-up… Primal, powerful and awe-inspiring… Alluring…capable of overpowering the senses…driving people wild…beyond control… Eliciting love and hate…hugs and violence… No doubt one of the largest viral audiences ever…. What could it be, you ask? What combination of music, sounds and artists could produce such emotion? Listen: “The voice of the muezzin calling the…

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Made in China

If you think China is all about cheap labor, and that the basis of its power is the sheer number of low-paid people it can throw at a problem – or that censorship and lack of personal freedom limits Chinese innovation and entrepreneurship – think again. China is on a roll and is frankly liable…

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Put a Ding on it, iPhone

“I want to put a ding in the universe.” Don’t we all? At least so I fantasize…. But that quote isn’t from me – it’s classic Steve Jobs. In fact, I’d argue that it’s a defining statement and a lens through which to judge Apple…. Bottom line from Jobs: that ding isn’t a fantasy, it’s…

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Have You Been Cocooned by Culture?

How “popular” are you? According to Adam Sternbergh, “We are all, by some measure, popular.” Which of course begs the question: “What It Means to Be Popular (When Everything Is Popular)” And to answer that conundrum, or at least to give you grist for your own popularity mill, I recommend that you read his article…

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Do It Big or Stay in Bed

DIDN’T IT HAPPEN ALREADY! ISN’T IT OVER YET? WILL IT NEVER END????? Last week I wrote about my 60th Birthday – or as you can tell from the sentiment above – expressed to me by friends and family my Birth week!! Truth told – it was a great week plus (to be honest…) in fact…

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