Disappearing Photos Tell No Tales

Monday May 29 is Memorial Day in the United States. While it has become, to many, an entitled day off to shop sales and organize a BBQ, the day (last Monday in May) was originally conceived and remains a day of remembrance for those who have given their lives in service to the USA. Many…

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What Makes The Snap IPO Even More Interesting?

Imagine if the torrent of tweets we have become inured to disappeared after 10 seconds. One can only wonder what the political climate of the United States might be like today… Or, say you were a mega-diva like Madonna and you chose to launch your latest collection of songs with a video that was ephemeral……

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Are You Ready for a World of Cats?

Try this. Next time you are in a conversation with a friend, go silent for 8 seconds. Count the time in your head…a good slow 8 seconds. Don’t react to anything. Watch your friend’s face…thank you, Sheryl Sandberg, for the experiment…. You have just experienced the time lag that often occurs as your desired content,…

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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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Not Digital…Not Mobile…People First!

Is there a difference between Disruption and Transformation? Between shaking up a business sector (I’d say “business model,” but that is proving to be less and less true) and transforming society? Between monetizing fabulous enablement and actually changing people’s lives for the good? For example…we talk about Uber disrupting the “Get a Taxi” model –…

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What Would Houdini Have Said?

Call me a Luddite. Tell me that I’m not a digital native. Berate me. Harangue me. Frankly, I don’t care – because I just don’t get it…. Snapchat: ‘How To Make $3 Billion-Or Was It $4 Billion-Disappear’ (And Other Quotes Of The Week) It’s not the founders’ (perhaps) brilliant chutzpah that mystifies me – nor…

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