More on Facebook

More on Facebook. Or should I say more on friends and friendship. A week after the IPO – maybe one of the more contentious – not just biggest in the history of Wall Street – fingers are being pointed – every which way; lawsuits are being filed; the second guessers are second guessing and other…

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Making Money from Scoops

Here is an ethical question. Can a news source make money from its scoops – beyond the obvious – and will I keep reading the source if they continue to scoop? The question is raised by Felix Salmon, the finance blogger on Reuters – somewhat facetiously I thought…until I thought about it and read the…

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Amazon? Google? Who Would Have Thunk?

Who would have thunk…. Google is going to have a physical bricks-and-mortar – old-fashioned – GPS-findable – swipe- your-credit-card-or-pay-cash – salespeople to help you – store! IMAGINE THAT!!!! What are they going to sell? Check out the Google online store to get an idea.  The top 10 items?  Chotchkes!!!!  Baby bibs and T-shirts!  And as…

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Driverless Cars

So the story goes…. In 1895, or so, there were only two cars in Ohio and they managed to hit head on…. Maybe it was Illinois…. Truth is I heard this story when I was younger – could never find its source – assume it’s apocryphal – but maybe it has a point…. Looks like…

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The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

The pen is mightier than the sword – but does the iPad conquer all? Truth is I might have said yes. But wait… In fact I have been talking a lot about the latest toddler move – the horizontal hand swipe. I’m sure many of you have seen it – my 2-year-old grandson is a…

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Gamification

Gamification. It’s all about gamification – the future of all digital communications and of anything social resides in understanding that all outcomes can best be fulfilled by creating gaming engagements that lead to them. One day you might vote or fill out your tax forms through some sort of gaming platform – imagine determining the…

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CW

CW – Conventional Wisdom – a term used to describe ideas or explanations that are generally accepted as true by the public or by experts in a field. The term implies that the ideas or explanations, though widely held, are unexamined and, hence, may need to be reevaluated upon further examination or as events unfold.

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Be Wary

Don’t believe your own BS – we all know that idiomatic turn of phrase.

It’s what happens when we get too caught up in selling, in personal agenda, in preaching.

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Shock Treatment

Many of our friends and colleagues are celebrating Holidays centered on renewal and rebirth, while in a good portion of the world nature is doing the same.

Yet all one has to do is look at the news to see how jaded we have become to suffering and death, in direct contradistinction to what the season (religious or physical) is telling us.

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How do we judge evolution

How do we judge evolution? Or can we? Is it possible to look at threads of change and make qualitative comments on its direction that could potentially alter the next round of variation? In essence, can we modify and alter transformation?

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