Archive

2017

July

iPhone at 10: A Decade of Dichotomy

Solve This: What All Tech Giants Rely on for Success Except Apple

Do You Consume More Than You Create?

June

This is NOT another “One Reason Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods” Post

Uber CEO’s Time-Out Is a Wake-Up Call to Us All

A TV Record, Social Frenzy, Live Events, and Engaged Millenials —Can Anyone Guess The Star?

Where Does Accountability End and Censorship Begin?

May

Disappearing Photos Tell No Tales

If Luther Had Twitter

Do You Know Which 50% of Your Audience is Going to Waste?

Finger Pointing Won’t Stop Gun Pointing

Fyre Festival Blows the Celebrity-Endorser Whistle

April

Fake News Is More Pervasive Than You Think!

The Revolution Begins

What Do Nonprofits Do When Commercial Brands Are Viewed As Social Changers?

You Too Should Make Money From Google!

March

Humans Pointing Fingers at Algorithms Is Buck-Passing of the Worst Order

Robots Are a Given… What About You?

The PC Is Rising From The Ashes. What Are The Implications?

Why Customer Service is Your True Competitive Edge

February

The Threat of WMDs is Very Real

What Makes The Snap IPO Even More Interesting?

A Music Lesson for Business Disruption

What Do Software, Hardware, E-Commerce and Brick-and-Mortar Retail Have in Common?

January

Attention Spans Dwindling, Processing Power Increasing. Are We Becoming More Like Our Primal Ancestors?

Bypassing Media and Speaking Straight to the People: Crime or Evolution?

Journalism Is Failing Us. We Need A Transparent, Authentic And Credible Voice

If You Think Algorithms Help Your Brand, Think Again!

7 Predictions From a Cloudy Crystal Ball

2016

December

Sharing Candles, Sharing Lights

If You’re Droning on About Drones, You’re Missing the Point

Whose Truth Is it on Google?

The Power of Celebrity in Politics

November

Elections Are Won by Votes, Not Likes and Shares

Fake News: You Get What You Pay For

Polls Predictably Wrong… Again

Before And Then More Importantly After You Vote…Remember Max

October

HBO Did Not Die on the Vine

Social is Shaping the US Election—But Not in the Way You Think

Star Trek to Mars—50 Years Goes By in a Flash

What Monday Night Football, Big Bang Theory and Google Have in Common

Most Tweeted Debate in History and Yet Least Understood

September

The Power of Vision: Elon Musk and The Wright Brothers

When Virtual and Reality Get Confused

What Does a Newspaper Stand For?

Illiteracy Might Not Be What You Think

August

I’m Not Interested in Converting….Despite What Facebook Says

The Olympics Are Over…But The Story Tail Is Long

Inequality is Not a Plus or Minus Game

Think Twice Before You Call Someone a Dinosaur

The Race is On — So Help Me Pick a Winner

July

Why Are Ideas Shrinking If We Have So Much Information?

From Ripples Come Tsunamis

Mobile vs Mobility

Brand Me is Bigger Than Opting In

June

Brexit Bregret — Or as The Economist Asks: “How Did the Wisdom of the Crowds Fail So Spectacularly?”

What Do Technology and Education Sadly Have In Common?

Are You Living Up to Your Personal Digital Potential? Does it Matter?

Ode to Ali

May

To Know You Is To Not Really Have a Clue…

I Have Met the Algorithm and It is Us

The Tech Smokescreen Fighting Regulation

People First: Dissidents Reject Disruption, a Lesson For Our Time?

Wait…There’s More…If You Act Now: Lessons from Philip Kives, Content Pioneer

April

A Watchout for the Rabbit Hole

You Are What You Do Live

The One-Time Ruler of the Web Has Lost More Than Its Mojo — A Lesson for Us All

We Have Met the Enemy and It Is Us…Not Technology

MWC 2016 Keynote: Y&R’s David Sable on Mobile Disruption

March

Reading Books has Become a Competitive Edge

When Viral Becomes Infectious

“People never lie so much as before an election, during a war, or after a hunt.”

The Timber Has Become a Boat. The Rice is Cooked.

February

A Mobile View of Mobile World Congress

Cuba…the Nike Nation?

Lessons from Delivering Valentine’s Day

The Super Bowl is a Platform – the Rest is Pipes and Content

The Simple Math Behind Free Shipping — A Lesson in Market Share and Volume

January

A Week in the Clouds

Is Netflix the Amazon of Entertainment?

What Happens When Life Imitating Art Imitates Bad TV?

Downton Abbey Inspires an App?

2015

December

At the end of the day…

Resolved: Social Networks Should Fight Terrorism…Or Not…

Scrooge and Ghosts of Christmas Retail

Grey is the New Black? Eight Takeaways on Holiday Shopping

November

Adele Breaks Records and Rules…

When is Digital Marketing Really Digital Marketing…a Lesson in Customer Centricity

There is Good Disruption and There is Bad Disruption

Can You Get Ahead By Putting Down Your Phone and Picking Up Your Kid? And Other Metaphorical Scenarios…

It’s Not Your Father’s University…Or Yours…Lessons from the U

October

Disney on VICE

Is Your DNA Nothing More than a Credit Score?

Language Powers Digital

Are You Ready for a World of Cats?

September

Volkswagen and the Ying and Yang of Technology

Evil Hipster Ecologist Taxis? Will it Fly???

A Rare Einstein Thought I Hope Never Comes True

You Really Think You’ve Cut the Cord? Give Me a Break…

August

Are You One in Seven?

Can You Be a CEO? A Chief Entrepreneurial Officer…

Darwin, Productivity and Innovation

Imagine if Cecil Were a Human

Learning How to Use an iEgg

July

Making Different Pay Off

Stakeholders Need To Demand More — When Business and Politics Collide

What We Can Learn from 3-Year-Olds

Make the Most of a Trifling Exception

June

Simple is as Simple Wins

What Do Gawker and The New York Times Have in Common?

Apple….Phones; Watches and Now Radio…

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Google…Jeans

May

Memory, Karma and Desire

Why Are Children Reading Books? Don’t they Know it’s Digital First?

When Is Voting Not Big Data?

A Missed Call from the Past

April

Three Letters that Will Make You a Better Manager

I’m Buying a Wristable

Do You Think You Can Learn to be a Leader?

Lessons in Managing from the Holidays

March

Generation World Loses a Champion

Why the Apple Watch Works

My Kind of Pi…With Ice Cream on Top!

Do You Support Gun Control? Do You Believe that Guns Kill?

The Biggest Game-Changer in Online Commerce…?

February

Not Digital…Not Mobile…People First!

Don’t Blame the Messenger

Killer Content On Demand

Shake Shack Disrupts the Big Mac

January

My One and Only Ever Top Ten List

Dr. King, the Priest, the Rabbi & the Imam…

Lessons from CES: It’s Always All About People

Predictions, Predilections, Prophecies, Punditry…and Future Babble

2014

December

The JetBlue Blues

Scrooge and a Digital Christmas

Hi-Fi to Wi-Fi: Let the Music Play…err, Stream

How Technology Will Not Save the World

Simplicity Rules…but Simplistic is a Killer

November

Uber or?

Net Neutrality’s BIG BOTTOM Line

Do You Hear the People Sing?

Doot, Doot, Doot

How to Be an Eagle Not a Chicken

October

How to Fill an Empty White Board

Apps for Addictions

Amazon: Broadband to Broadway

When Social Kills

September

Don’t Lose the Moment for the Shot

A Day for Universal Connecting and Creativity

Deepak Chopra, Winnie the Pooh, and JFK

Alibaba and the IPO Treasure

Get Out of Jail Free

August

Amazon Goes Hollywood Without the Algorithm

Ice Water Optional…Click & Shout

Is Facebook an Important Source or a Sweet Distraction?

How Challenged Have You Ever Really Been?

July

Can Amazon Profit from Porn?

When Will They Ever Learn…

Lebron, Brazil, and Legacy

Meet My Son, Megatron

June

Total Recall 2014

Hunt a Mammoth

Trees, Shadows, World Cup and Teams

Monetizers & Snoops

Bury the ‘Hachette’

May

Have We Forgotten How to Remember?

Evil in the Database of the Holder

Slacktivists, Clicktivists, and Activists

Post-Automation…What Does Poor Mean?

April

Prophetic Profits

UNPLUG…Full Speed Ahead!

Go Tell it on the Mountain

Does a CEO Have Digital Rights?

March

Information-less in the Age of Information

Twitter, Schmitter, and Turkey

India Can Ignite Your Imagination

Have You Heard of Asian Fail?

LEGO…Putting the Pieces Together

February

Fiddling While Rome Burns

Who Gets the Rewards for Your Membership?

The Algorithms Reap While the People Sleep​

Super Bowl – Game and Culture

January

Dichotomy

Dr. King — Social Pioneer

Madmen vs. Digibabble

2014…Reality Check

2013

December

Stop Downloading your Resolutions

Waze and the Wise Kings

What is the Best Buy….really!

You Say You Want a Revolution

A Shoebox of Memories

November

Kickstarter, the Golden Calf, and Galileo

What Would Houdini Have Said?

Do You Wear a Watch?

Save the World a Click at a Time

October

The Marriage of the Giants…Big Data and Big Box

Einstein was a Mensch

The Snail and the Digital Hare

If a Tweet Falls in the Forest

September

A City of Mash-Ups

Made in China

Put a Ding on it, iPhone

Have You Been Cocooned by Culture?

Do It Big or Stay in Bed

August

Orange is the New Black..Geek is the New Chic…60 is the New?

You Are What You Eat

Spy vs Spy

15 Minutes to Immortality

July

Of Mice and Memories

A-List or THE List

CTRL_ALT_DELETE

Democracy Isn’t About Voting

Try it…you’ll like it…

June

Beware of Geeks…

My Data is Bigger…

I Love the Smell of Napalm

This Little Piggy Went to Market…

May

Nevermind the How….What Do I Share with Thee?

Am I God, or is it me on Facebook?

Bald Cats, Putin, Homer and Algorithms

The Race to be Wrong — Is it Right??

April

The Future Rests on Legacy

Reality Bites HARD

Reality Bites

“To be, or not to be…”

Does Facebook Know it’s Mobile?

March

Zynga Farms Its Own Future

Remember Cell Phones?

Dancing with Mars…?

Home or Office?

February

The Oscars – Social Heritage

The Rock Is Gonna Fall On Us

When Numbers Speak Only of Numbers

What Does It Mean To Be “Global”?

January

Real Heroes Don’t Need Excuses

I Had a Dream

Inspiration from CES

What’s In A Screen?