When Social Kills

EBOLA. I read, listen to and watch the news in a sort of out-of-body state…. Didn’t I see this movie? I’m sure I read the book. This can’t be for real. The virus is spreading…across Africa…and there are infected individuals in the US as well…. This is the stuff of novels…nightmares…and sadly, of panic…and panic…

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How Challenged Have You Ever Really Been?

Have you ever felt challenged? Inadequate? Worried that you were incapable of getting a task done? Hopeless in the face of one need or another? Afraid of ridicule or derision? Paralyzed by fear of failure? Be honest…. I have – I think most of us have…. But these are typically ephemeral feelings…voiced really to hear…

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Lebron, Brazil, and Legacy

Do you want to be remembered? Remember Hickory in the opening sequence of the legendary Wizard of Oz movie: “Someday they’re going to erect a statue to me in this town.” Legacy is a word you hear a lot…from parents and grandparents and great-grandparents (so many more of those in our time). Legacy is a…

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Meet My Son, Megatron

Digibabble… My readers know that phrase…and my intense disdain for those who use the word digital or mobile or social, ascribing to them powers, attributes and meaning that are in fact pure crap. Truth is that the worst offenders are those looking for support for BIG new ideas – having “created what humankind has never…

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Total Recall 2014

Help me understand this. BIG DATA is the business buzzword for the accumulation of massive amounts of bits and bytes that are meant to transform enterprises through unprecedented access to intelligence. Problem is that intelligence cuts two ways – one passive, the other active. The passive side of intelligence is in fact BIG DATA –…

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Evil in the Database of the Holder

“Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things.” So said the legendary David Ogilvy many years ago. But that was before the advent of computers, the Internet and all things digital. From Newsfactor: A senate subcommittee says hackers “are infecting computers using software or programming commands hidden inside online advertisements. It suggested tougher U.S….

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Slacktivists, Clicktivists, and Activists

It was an evil theme park from a bad movie. You know…the kind where the people all look cheerful and the colors are bright and the music is happy, but lurking just below the surface, hiding just beyond sight is the monster that will tear everyone to shreds. Liken it to an old Hollywood back-lot…

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Prophetic Profits

“Amazon’s Shrinking Profit Sets Off a Seismic Shock to Its Shares” – The New York Times “Anemic Amazon: Wall Street Tires Of Jeff Bezos’ Aversion To Profit” – Forbes Bing/Google – no lack of opinion on this subject – and it’s all DIGIBABBLE…. At a recent conference I attended, a noted Digital Consultant listed Amazon’s…

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UNPLUG…Full Speed Ahead!

Unplugging does not mean retreating from the world. Unplugging is not a protest against technology. Unplugging is not a sign of Luddite status. In fact I’d argue the contrary… Join the Unplug Movement, today, and you are in the vanguard of the true Digital Revolution. Digital Is Everything…But Not Everything Is Digital… If we can…

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Go Tell it on the Mountain

Time for true confessions…again…. Here goes: From the mountain…. I spent an entire weekend with entrepreneurs, doers of cool and great things; creative creator types; people who care about people, the world and the environment; successful business people who transcend mere digital ideas…and no one – NO ONE – mentioned the words app or social…

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