To Know You Is To Not Really Have a Clue…

Who am I? No…This is not some existential, philosophical, New Age-type question. Au Contraire! Google tells me that they have no clue…even as they sell my data (hmmmm) to others and inundate me with irrelevant ads that actually prove they have no clue. Amazon purports to know me well through my orders, which are lots…

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Darwin, Productivity and Innovation

A, B, C, D, E, F, G…. I need to make a profit for Wall Street to see…. So begins a Ramble for a hot August day…and a thought starter – I hope – to get a discussion going in exploring PRODUCTIVITY and INNOVATION…. Mutually exclusive? Mutually beneficial? Not even related? The hint I gave…

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Google…Jeans

I love the way we use the word platform today. In fact, according to Google the use of the word has skyrocketed over the years…particularly as it became a metaphor for developing ideas and products that shared some common core. What I love about the word platform is the visual imagery it calls to mind….

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Why the Apple Watch Works

I don’t know about you, but I love watches and I own a few…my wife would say more than a few…. Some are simple, like the one I wear during the summer at the beach: waterproof, colorful rubber wristband, colorful face and dials, thick and sturdy – perfect for the task of taking my grandkids…

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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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Monetizers & Snoops

But who is protecting us from monetization…? The New York Times ran an article Saturday called “Internet Giants Erect Barriers to Spy Agencies.” I found it fascinating and a little scary. Read it – but the bottom line is that Google, Microsoft, Facebook and the lot…are encrypting all of their – read our – communications…

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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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Beware of Geeks…

The Iliad and The Odyssey. Recently I was asked what young creative types should study in order to be successful in today’s digital-centric world. Other panelists suggested that they concentrate on “digitally interactive experiential snackable content development linked to social network interaction…” you get the Digibabble point. My answer was read The Iliad and The…

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Viral and Values

It went viral. Was talked about – everywhere. Made headlines the world over. Has already generated millions upon millions upon millions of results on Bing and Google. Hundreds of thousands of people “Like” it and more importantly, hundreds of thousands have already shared it. And there are no cute little kittens, goofy dances or dancers,…

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