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From Search Engine to Super App: Getting Stuck in Google’s Web

Google’s mission is simple, bold, and in the annals of silicon culture, tantamount to sacred gospel: “Organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Today, however, there is a New Testament being written: “Organize Google’s information about … Continue reading

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Social Media, Super Bowl Edition: Be a Community Quarterback

Now is the time of year when thoughts turn to matters of the heart – and no, I’m not talking about Valentine’s Day. I’m talking about the Super Bowl, where we see the heart of a champion. And Super Bowl … Continue reading

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In Search of the “News Particle”

Scientists this month said they are a step closer to finding the Higgs boson, commonly referred to as the “God Particle,” which is widely believed to be the key building block of, well, the entire universe. The God Particle is … Continue reading

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2012 Prediction: Stop the Bullshit and Do Marketing That Matters

It’s just about time for all of the 2012 marketing and social media trend predictions, that annual rite of passage for seasoned and budding gurus, ninjas or whatever the hell the latest term is for people who tend to say … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs and the End of Patience

Remember the Apple Lisa? Of course not. The Newton? I hope not. But without them, there would have been no iMac or iPad. Hell, there probably would have been no Pixar. Steve Jobs had success because he had time to … Continue reading

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Letting the Audience Lead

An anxious mother walked closely behind her son at the Seattle airport. The child, who was barely a toddler, wanted to explorer. The mom wanted to catch him before he “explored” down the escalator. This delicate dance – son dashing … Continue reading

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Beware the Flying Cars of Progress (Redux)

When my sister was young – a long, long, long time ago – a teacher told her that by time she was old enough to drive, everyone would have a flying car. She did get a Ford Cobra II, but … Continue reading

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Google+ and The Entropy of Social Media

First there was order, then chaos. The universe was born in near-perfect order: small, organized and perhaps even serene. Over time, the universe expanded and became messy, diverse and beyond comprehension. Chaos reigned. This effect is called entropy, the process … Continue reading

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Shit My Conscience Says

There are times – this being one of them – when it needs to stop. I know what I’m “supposed” to do. I know what I’m expected to say when in a meeting with clients or chatting with peers. But … Continue reading

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Knowledge vs. Awareness: My Near-Death Experience on Market Street

AS THE FIRE ENGINE CAREENED toward me, mere seconds from slamming my startled soul into the pavement of San Francisco’s Market Street, two thoughts competed for my attention: 1) I could die right now 2) I deserve it Obviously I … Continue reading

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