It’s not about the tools… it’s what you do with the tools that is interesting.
Much of our skepticism about buying a new product or service is a self-defense mechanism. We don’t want to be scammed. We don’t want to be taken advantage of. We are basically telling a stranger, “I can’t do this. I need help.” and we want to know that they aren’t going to stick a sword […]
A friend of mine asked me an interesting question today: Lately I notice that many organizational planners/hr reps and business professionals often make the mistake of believing that marketing and graphic design are synonymous. Do you find this also? In fact, I do. The understanding of the Communications Continuum, as I call it, seems to […]
I wrote an article called “Thoughtful Conversation Welcomed” in which I laid out the case for disabling Comments on your blog. My reasoning hinged around the fact that Links are more valuable (in Google-juice) than Comments. Authoritative inbound links are more interesting to Google than comments, so why not share links instead of comments?
Here’s a thought: When you are offended by something, you take offense. What if you chose not to take offense? What if you decided that being offended was not a state you wanted to remain in… so you let go of the feeling of being offended?
I don’t own a television, so while my friends are in Europe, I am living in their home where I have access to a tv with extensive cable. Generally speaking I am unimpressed with the offerings on cable tv, but have found some of the shows where people build cars, motorcycles, etc, to be a […]
A networking event the other day – hosted by the amazing and wonderful Barbara Breckenfeld – she asked us to indulge her for a bit at the beginning and participate in her “little woo-woo exercise”, I think is how she phrased it. And then she took us through a brief meditation. (You would probably recognize […]
Right now I am under a tight deadline for a really cool client with a really groovy product. And my head is empty. The inspiration that I got last night was gone upon waking. The usual reinvigorators – walking the dog, getting a coffee, making a social call – have not proved fruitful. My muse […]
My friend Cannonball and I had a long and fascinating talk about story telling the other night. She has caught the story telling bug via exposure to the art at open mic nights, and in a new community she has recently joined. After posting a comment about how she is going to pursue this “story […]
My Mom and I have interesting talks. We inspire each other with our intellectual sparring. Today we had an email discussion about money, and a concept occurred to me…. this is still new and there are some rough spots to work out, but here is the basic idea… What if Americans treated their money like […]