What We Can Learn from 3-Year-Olds

A Ramble for a Summer Sunday… We just came back from our granddaughter’s third birthday party – and what a party it was! Bouncing castle, trampoline, merry-go-round, face painting, or in my case bicep – hey! I’m in touch with my inner pirate fantasy – balloon sculpture and general running-around-the-lawn fun. Healthy snacks, lots of…

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Make the Most of a Trifling Exception

I am a sucker for fireworks…a complete sucker…I revert to my little kid persona every time I see even a small fireworks display…and when it’s huge and beautiful, don’t ask!! More – add big, loud, colorful patriotic music and I can barely contain myself…. For citizens of the United States, July 4th – Independence Day…

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Generation World Loses a Champion

They are ageless. Age does not define them…nor is it central to who they are. They are empowered. They believe it’s up to them to make their lives meaningful. They are global citizens. Borders are for maps…their interest in other cultures is as important as their own. They are self-directed. Success is about how you…

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Madmen vs. Digibabble

Innovation vs. Dinosaurs Traditional vs. Old Digital vs. Everything…. We live in a world where Amazon can’t get its packages delivered on time; Target can’t protect its customers (guests as they call them); the ability to order a customized phone cover is considered a radical advance in consumer personalization; and experiences “suddenly” seem to matter…….

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Reality Bites HARD

Reality bites…hard…very hard. This time, though, Reality is not relative; it’s not decided by cultural or social norms; it’s not linked to social channels or digital magic…. The Boston Marathon Massacre is a Reality defined by death; murder; terrible human destruction; terror; and at its core – hatred…pure and simple. This Reality bit and it…

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The Oscars – Social Heritage

Did you watch the live broadcast, through any source, of the Academy Awards, known more popularly as the Oscars? Did you watch it time delayed – depending on where you live? Or perhaps just follow it through various postings across a host of channels? Or maybe even just discuss it with a friend to share…

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Martyrdom

Would you “kill” for a good idea? Would you “die” for one? While we tend to throw these metaphors around – as we should – lightly and tongue in cheek – we wouldn’t really kill nor do we really want to die for a good idea – any idea for that matter – certainly not…

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Where Do They Get All Those US Flags?

Answer me this… Where the hell do the various protesters get all those American Flags to burn? I swear I went looking before July 4th – Independence Day in the Unites States and I had trouble finding one! Don’t worry – this isn’t a political diatribe – nor is it a religious screed – not…

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Digital Natives

Digital Natives. No doubt you have heard the term. I kind of imagine pixelated caricatures dressed in feathers and palm fronds – who were downloaded rather than born and who were recharged rather than nursed. Or worse, the Natives, as seen in Gangs of New York, and we know what they did to the immigrants…….

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