September 20124 Posts
Finding Real Solutions For Getting College Credit...
We’re finally starting to see real, viable solutions materialize for getting college credit for free online classes. It’s happening slowly
August 20124 Posts
July 20122 Posts
Lease With An Option To Buy…In The Cloud
Adobe’s new subscription-based pricing structure for the Creative Suite (CS6) and Creative Cloud scare me a bit – not because
June 20121 Post
Should we ditch our blogs and just use sites like...
This is a question I find myself coming back to often. As longer form sharing starts to move to central
May 201211 Posts
First Fast Follower And The Myth of First Mover...
I watched a short Stanford entrepreneurship lecture on Udemy.com today given by Steve Blank, a serial entrepreneur. In the second section,
Learning Web Design, Web Development & iOS...
Like many web designers and developers, I’m almost completely self taught. I started years ago with books, manuals and blog
On Curiosity, Rigor, and Learning As You Go
In this 30 minute video, Photographer and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman shares some lessons from his time creating the Wisdom project,
Process Is Not Magic
Today’s post is a link to a free wallpaper design illustrating a quote by Charles Eames comes from the CAMP
Three Tools For Quick User Interface Prototyping
This week I’ve been doing some research on prototyping tools. A discussion about these types of tools and what works
On The Creation Economy
For the last two years, Wired has held an annual “Disruptive By Design” business conference. A few days ago, Wired
You may have noticed that I gave my blog a face lift this week. I’ve been having some fun working
Creating Extensible Baseline Grids
In addition to the Y-axis grid, a baseline-style grid can be a really valuable X-axis alignment tool when you’re design
Why Designers Should Be In Love With The Process
This 99% Conference talk by Yves Béhar on the design process has some great nuggets in it. I watched it
April 20112 Posts
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February 20116 Posts
A Smart Strategy For Quickly Building A User Base...
This morning I started seeing a message repeatedly hit my Twitter stream from friends. “Just requested an invite to @Yobongo,
Why Most Facebook Marketing Doesn’t Work
There’s a great article on ReadWriteWeb today titled Why Most Facebook Marketing Doesn’t Work by Peter Yared, who is the
Everything Is A Remix
This morning I got sucked face-first in to the productivity-killing vortex that is the Vimeo Staff Picks Channel and found
The Next Disruptive Gadget Is Here. And You...
Maybe we’ve all gone iPhone and iPad crazy. That’s what all the buzz is about right now and it’s one
On Soliciting Links for Link Campaigns
When most people think about link campaigns, they have solicited links in mind. They have heard about the process of
January 20117 Posts
A First Look At The New Facebook Inbox
[tweetmeme] A few days ago I got an early invite to try Facebook’s next big upgrade – the new inbox.
In Defense Of RSS
[tweetmeme] When you decide you want to read online, where do you usually start? Do you open a browser and
Launch Day: A Fresh Look For Rahvalor
Over the past 2 weeks I’ve spent some long days and a few really late nights working with some great
101 Must-See Digital Marketing Charts and Graphs
HubSpot has compiled 101 marketing charts and graphs based on original research and data from a variety of sources, including
My 3 Themes for 2011
Every year Chris Brogan does a “My 3 words” post to bring in the new year. The idea behind coming
December 20101 Post
Research Reveals Corporations To Focus On...
There’s a great slide deck and data analysis on Jeremiah Owyang’s blog from his Keynote at LeWeb this week. The
October 20101 Post
Check-in Royalty, Customer Loyalty and...
[tweetmeme] The mobile check-in wars are starting to get interesting. Several weeks ago Facebook announced “Facebook Places” and the immediate
August 20101 Post
23 Rules of Thumb for Effective Blogging
I’ll be speaking at Connected Marketing Week tomorrow in a session called “Small Voices, Big Results” at 1pm. Specifically, I’ll
June 20107 Posts
Measuring Social Media Engagement In The Context...
One of the issues I see a lot of business people still trying to wrap their heads around is how
Visualizing Twitter Activity Of Football Fans...
Twitter’s given us the best approximation of a true, measurable “pulse of the globe” that we’ve ever had and in
The Best Learning Hubs For Web Design,...
Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time learning on the web. I’ve temporarily put blogging and all the social
WordPress 3.0 “Thelonius” Is Now...
3.0 is here, and it’s packed with awesomeness. I do all of my website development on WordPress these days and
How YouTube Handles Copyright, and Some Thoughts...
I’ve got a great two-video combo for you today that throws a spotlight on the current state of remix culture
New in the iPhone App Store: Camera+
We’re 4 days away from being able to pre-order the new iPhone and my gadget lust is at code orange.
The Power of “vs” metadata: How To...
There’s a quick and dirty trick I’ve been using lately to do research on products and services. Whenever I’m about
May 20101 Post
New Behaviors To Maintain Old Habits
Lately I’ve noticed more and more people putting a “.” before they type a reply to someone in Twitter’s public
April 20104 Posts
The Rise of DSLR Filmmakers & The Next Wave...
For the past few weeks I’ve been tooling around the web doing research on DSLR cameras, many of which now
How To Get A Facebook Like Button For Your...
[tweetmeme] Want a Facebook “Like” button for your WordPress blog like the one you see on this blog? It’s super
I’m On A Boat! – How To Use...
A few weeks ago, Joe Sorge showed us how he used Foursquare to get a flash mob of 150+ people into
Design Project: The Vineyard Vines Blog
Happy Friday, Everyone! It’s been a busy couple of weeks, and I’m proud to be able to finally announce the
March 20108 Posts
My Story: From Georgetown Graduate Student To...
A common question I get from curious folks who find my blog is “What made you decide to start blogging?”.
The Ten Commandments Of User Experience
This presentation given by Nick Finck and Raina Van Cleave at SXSW this year is great. Slides 5, 10 and
Nominated For San Diego “New Media”...
I’m excited and honored to have been included in InfluenceSD’s nominees for “Blogger Of The Year” for 2009. InfluenceSD is
Your Customers Leave A Trail Of Breadcrumbs
If you sell online, pay attention to the data trail your customers leave. There are golden nuggets of information about
Sometimes It IS About The Technology
You know when the technology itself makes the most difference to how much engagement you get on the social web?
The Way We Consume Magazines Is About To Change:...
Back in January I wrote a post discussing why the iPad would be so significant to the future of publishing
February 20108 Posts
Video Demo: Prototype of Translation in Google...
The ability to translate text directly from a photograph is a perfect example of some of the possibilities that emerge
It’s Not Who You Know…
When it comes to getting things done, the old adage “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is
Autonomy In Your Work
When it comes to our work, wouldn’t we all be happier and more motivated if we were given the freedom
Maps, Meta data and Augmented Reality
“All of our devices – our mobile phones, cameras, toys and media players – will become increasingly aware of where
Connecting and Making An Impact
This morning I got a pleasant surprise. The mail man dropped off a hardcover copy of Seth Godin‘s new book
Now You Can Accept Credit Card Payments On Your...
I can think of so many reasons why this is a good idea. If this startup can get the security
Depleted vs. Spent
I spent a couple of happy, quiet hours last night with my nose in Pamela Slim‘s book Escape from Cubicle Nation.
Design That Changes How We Think About
“If the American Dream of the Baby Boomers was all about being able to have a car and a house
January 201016 Posts
Google Search Is Getting More Social
You knew this was coming. Google about to start surfacing public web content from your friends and online contacts.
Why Apple’s iPad Is So Significant To The...
It wast much of a surprise that in the hours leading up to and following Apple’s official unveiling of the
How Social Media Can Boost Restaurant Business
This short video was posted by Chris Brogan a few days ago. I love finding real-life stories about how small
The Four E’s Of Social Media Marketing
I’ve heard the advantages of shifting from traditional marketing to social media marketing strategies articulated many different ways, but Jeffrey
Riddles For Linchpins
I found this video this morning. It’s a 5 minute stream of offbeat, interesting and disturbing questions to help exercise
Making Maps To Fight Disaster & Build...
Did you know that as of 2005, only 15 percent of the world was mapped? Google’s Lalitesh Katragadda thinks we
Consumer Expectations Are Shifting
Here’s a smart post from Gary Vaynerchuck. He’s right about this. The way we are connected to people, products, brands,
What Would Proximity Sensors Do For The Mobile...
Our dumb web is getting smarter. It already knows who you are and who you know, and it won’t be
Here Come The GeoWeb Wars
One of the very first apps I downloaded on the iPhone was Around Me, and it’s still one of my
When There Is No Manual
It’s not always easy to tell who’s really leading when an entire team is just going through the motions and
BART Teams up with Foursquare to Add Some Fun For...
Foursquare’s thinking outside the box. They’ve teamed up with BART to spice up the ride for commuters. This is the
Shifting To A “People Driven” Economy
Erik Qualman has produced a few good videos like this in tandem with the release of his book Socialnomics. This
Simple Touch Points Of Loyalty
Julie got this card in the mail the other day from our dry cleaner. It probably took them only a
Hacking The Flip – A Quick Lesson In...
I’ve been an Flip Camera owner for about a year now. I’m actually on my second one. I started with
Three Themes For 2010
I’ve decided to ditch the idea of new years resolutions this year and focus instead on three key themes. Here
December 200911 Posts
Talking Social Media In Long Beach, CA
Two weeks ago, Gunn/Jerkens, a Marketing Communications company I do social media consulting for, hosted it’s first-ever Social Media Mingle
The Future Of Magazines?
I came across this video demo of a digital magazine prototype on Popular Science and was ultra impressed. Hat tip
Social Media ROI Reality Check
This slide deck by Oliver Blanchard on Social Media ROI is a hoot. It provides a witty introduction to measuring
The Critical Shift
Five years ago, if someone from your marketing department said “Let’s market to our existing customers!” they would have risked
Creating A Branded Social Media Presence For A...
A social media project I’ve been working on this month went live today, and I’m proud to finally be able
The Future of Freedom In The Internet Age
Today there’s a big push to make Internet Access a basic human right. In the US, the majority of us
The Phone Book – Designing Interactive...
It takes about 30 seconds to realize that this product is a perfect marriage between digital and analog. The interface
Beyond Buzz: Diving Into How You Actually Measure...
One of the hardest questions to answer definitively when it comes to social media is “How do we measure ROI
Social Media = Positive ROI
Katie Wynner and I have been putting together a presentation we’re giving in Long Beach, CA this week on Social
What Would You Do Tomorrow If You Were Laid Off...
It’s an interesting question, isn’t it? There are a lot of people out there right now who’ve had the question
November 20091 Post
There’s a reason people say “try walking a mile in their shoes“. Achieving empathy isn’t just about putting yourself in
October 20097 Posts
Trends That Are Influencing The Future Of Work
Now that we’ve got the technology to connect in real time, 24/7 to anyone with an internet connection, more and
It’s Good To Be The Guru!
I’m having a lot of fun playing two social games right now – Glue and Foursquare. Foursquare connects you and
How To Create A WordPress Theme From Scratch...
I recently found this video series on the theme forest community blog and thought it was so valuable that it
Hitwise Data Shows That We’re All Twittered...
Some fresh Hitwise data posted by Bill Tancer just a few weeks ago indicates that Twitter might have hit a
Using New Media, New Marketing, and New Thinking...
This lecture from Seth Godin is around 2 years old, but the ideas still resonate strongly, especially in the wake
Who Are Your Organization’s Rockstars?
I get a kick out of this Intel commercial every time I see it. Geeky? Sure. But it’s brilliant. It
September 200911 Posts
An Overview Of Google Wave From The Google Wave...
100K Google Wave invites went out today and there are a lot of people wondering what it is, what it’s
American Healthcare Reform On The Back of A
SlideShare announced the winners of its 3rd annual “Best Presentation in the World” contest today. A panel of business presentation
Repositioning The Traditional Advertising &...
Audiences are skipping TV spots with their DVRs and learning how to ignore ads on the web. Instead, they’re talking
What Great Surfers Know
Timing is everything. Making “amazing” look easy isn’t just about talent and practice, it’s about being in tune with the
76 Free Videos On Rethinking & Reshaping...
Couldn’t make the Gov 2.0 summit or Expo this year? No sweat. O’Reilly has posted 76 videos from the event
Core Principals For Creating Robust and Vibrant...
In this presentation, Christina Wodtke (LinkedIn) shares some core principals for creating online communities, and discusses critical design decisions that
Facebook Maps Their Growth To 250 Million
The Facebook team put this visualization together with their internal data and posted it today. Watch how Facebook has grown
Why I’m Keeping Facebook a Friends-Only...
Along with the shocking number of Mafia Wars invites I get on Facebook, I continue to get daily friend requests
The Last Time I Saw Dan Zaccagnino He Was Just...
That was over a decade ago. I was one of 7 senior proctors who lived in Memorial House at Choate
How Restaurants Can Use Social Sites Like Yelp To...
This Building43 video is a goodie. Robert Scoble does a quick 2 minute interview with Isaac Mogannam, the owner of
Dan Pink on The Science of Motivation And The...
Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think and business as usual needs a new system of operating that’s
August 200912 Posts
Randy Komisar’s Cautionary Word on the...
I find myself coming back to nuggets on Stanford’s Entrepreneurship Corner frequently. These two, taken together, are like a motivational
Expert Tip: How To Use Google Alerts To Monitor...
Knowing how to use Google Alerts to monitor what people are saying about you or your company online is a
How A High End Boutique Uses Social Media Tools...
Here’s some practical advice on how to use online social networking tools to generate more traffic in your brick and
Netflix’s Freedom And Responsibility
I came across this awesome 128 slide presentation from the CEO of Netflix today (below). The presentation is meant to
Are We Innovating, Or Are We Doing Exactly The...
In this keynote on Constructive Capitalism, Umair Haque reminds us that not all profits are equal. While some truly innovative
Everything’s Good, Nobody’s Happy
A little shot of laughter and perspective to kick start your Monday. :)
Branding, Adbusting and Culture Jamming
We’ve got a talent problem. We’ve got too many brilliant marketers getting us to love stuff. Somehow they’ve gotten us
An In-Depth Look at the Most Active Users on...
When Sysomos published its initial “Inside Twitter” report last month that looked at the people on Twitter and how it
How Different Groups Of Americans Spend Their Day
Ever wonder what the average American day is actually like? The New York Times published an interactive visualization this week
Teaching Grit: The Growth Mindset vs. The Fixed...
John Lehrer, author of How We Decide and Proust Was a Neuroscientist, wrote a piece for the Globe this week
How To Build Cloud Communities
In this interview with Robert Scoble, Ripple6 founder Sang Kim talks about what his company has learned from trial and
July 200912 Posts
Actions Speak Louder Than Advertising
Razorfish released a report this month that’s worth spending some time with. The report has some valuable insights on how
5 Unmissable TED Talks On The Future Of...
[tweetmeme] #1 Tim Berners-Lee On The Next Web of Open, Linked Data 20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World
Blogging For Humility, Perspective and Growth
I’m not a top blogger, a thought leader or industry expert, and probably won’t be any time soon. No big
Do LinkedIn Recommendations Matter In the...
There is an interesting conversation going on this week between some of the web’s heavy hitters on the subject of
Sticky Just Got Stickier
Along with a tune up and a face lift, the latest release of Glue boasts some new features that heavy
Alan Greenspan On Self Esteem, Our Nature and Our...
It’s been almost a year since I read The Age Of Turbulence, but I find myself repeatedly returning to a
Being A Local In Virtual Space
Let’s say you’ve recently moved to a new city. You’ve got a brand new apartment in an unfamiliar neighborhood and
Cracking Open The Wisdom Project
A week has gone by since I eagerly placed the order for The Wisdom Book on Amazon. To tell you
Selfish vs. Self Absorbed
I had some fascinating and energetic conversations both online and off this week that started as shared reactions to my
Drinking From The Social Media Firehose – 6...
Social scientists have a name for the incessant online contact we experience by consistently immersing ourselves in social media. They
June 20095 Posts
Twitter’s Starting To Out Smart Spammers
Jesse Stay, Marshall Kirkpatrick and Dave Winer recently posted some interesting and insightful pieces on how Twitter is going after
The #IranElection Groundswell
I’ve been following the #IranElection Twitter Stream ever since the protests started. It’s not unlike trying to drink from a
Twitter Is Apple’s Support Forum
The iPhone 3.0 upgrade software was just released and, within minutes, #iPhone and #iTunes popup on the trending topics list
Getting The Most Out Of Your Lijit Wijit
I’ve been using Lijit since the inception of the service and while I’ve added and removed many different “fad” widgets,
May 20098 Posts
How To Use Google Trends Like A Pro
[tweetmeme] Google Trends is one of my favorite tools to come out of the Google Labs. While we data junkies
George Needs A Job
Everyone, meet George. Every morning at 7:45am for the last 6 weeks I’ve passed him on my way to work
Built It, Then Make Them Experts
There’s a lot we can learn about best practices for creating and releasing software or web services to the masses
The TED Ten Commandments and The Social Web
I enjoy following TED because it’s like drinking from a fire hydrant of amazing new ideas and stimulating discussion. The
Web 2.0 Expo Session Videos Are Online!
I had the privilege of recording some great talks at this year’s Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco. For those
More On Pre-Zuckerberg Prep-School Facebook...
Today an article I wrote for ReadWriteWeb went live titled “Did Mark Zuckerberg’s Inspiration For Facebook Come Before Harvard?‘. I
Did Mark Zuckerberg’s Inspiration For...
Note: This article I wrote was originally published on ReadWriteWeb and syndicated to the New York Times on May 10th,
The Real Dynamics Of First-Mover Advantage
Mick Liubinskas (Co-Founder and Web Product Director of Pollenizer) wrote a piece today on ReadWriteWeb as part of their ReadWriteStart
April 20097 Posts
Why The Public Sector Needs To Commit To...
Speaking at the National Academy of Sciences 2 days ago, the President reinforced the need for a sustained national commitment
Mulitple Prototypes, Better Feedback
I mentioned in a previous post that open-social development for products has been a getting a lot of press lately.
Encouraging Randomness and Accelerating...
If you’re a heavy Twitter user like me, you may be familiar with the awkward, tense feeling that can grip
I’m A Guest On TwitterTalkRadio!
This week was my friend Angie Swartz‘s first week hosting TwitterTalkRadio on WSRadio.com. I first met Angie at the Charity:Water
Trendspotting At Web 2.0 Expo
I recently spent a week at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, CA. I had a ball. There’s something
An Interview With Alex Iskold, Founder and CEO of...
This just popped on to my radar and I thought it was worth sharing. A number of people have asked
The Glue Community Gets What It Asks For
I hope you didn’t miss this in the wake of the Web2.0Expo excitement this week. AdaptiveBlue released a few major
March 20093 Posts
Geeking Out At Web 2.0
I’m heading up to San Fransisco tomorrow for the 2009 Web 2.0 Expo. I am thrilled. If you’re going to
Status Culture – Public vs Private and Why...
[tweetmeme]I recently made the decision to stop feeding my Twitter posts into Facebook. The reason is simple – I continually
Designing Remarkable, Viral Widgets
As the popularity of blogging, social media and open source development continue to explode, widgets are taking root as a
February 20092 Posts
The Best Techniques For Building Your Tribe On...
[tweetmeme]Twitter is one of the most powerful community building tools available today for two reasons – simplicity and transparency. With
Visualizing Positive Vibes of the 44th...
On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 12pm, Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States of America. As
January 20098 Posts
Emergence: What Developers and Entrepreneurs Can...
[tweetmeme]All you systems theory buffs out there are probably familiar with the concept of “emergence”. For the rest of you,
Building a startup can be an emotional roller coaster. When passionate entrepreneurs personally have a lot at stake in a
Infecting New Startup Recruits With Passion
Recruiting smart people to your startup isn't enough; they must also believe that what they do at your organization as an individual can help change the world for the better. Creating an organization based on goals that mean something to people can not only help your startup find and enlist talented people, but it will also be a tremendous long-term advantage because meaning is the most powerful motivator there is.
Hiring For Your Startup? Set Clear Expectations...
When you’re choosing candidates to bring on board your startup, it’s often easy to tell who’s hungry and excited to
Hacking Facebook: How To Update Your Facebook...
Here's a 4 step hack for people who want to be able to protect their Twitter Updates and still use Twitter to update their Facebook status.
Pick The Right Person for the Job AND The Group
Just because someone can do a job well, doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll mesh well with the rest of the
10000 Hours, Hits and Experts
Over the break I had the chance to read Malcolm Gladwell’s new book Outliers. The book’s been talked about a
7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me
A few days ago I was called out on Twitter by a new friend of mine, Ryan, to write a
December 20081 Post
Video Preview of WordPress 2.7
I’m pretty psyched about the direction that WordPress seems to be going with 2.7. Customized dashboard? Moderating comments right from
October 20082 Posts
Building A New Type Of Social Network: How...
The web is evolving rapidly and it’s nice to see that social networking is evolving right along with it. If
The Real Difference Between Liberals And...
According to Jonathan Haidt, there’s one key personality trait (more than any other) that predicts who becomes liberal and and
September 20086 Posts
First Verizon Phones Running Android –...
Yesterday I posted a video of a Verizon phone running Android. Turns out, I got excited for good reason, because
Leaked: Video Of The Very First Android Device...
This just popped up on YouTube – only 80 views so far. Someone’s got Android running on a Verizon phone.
Solving Information Overload With Good Design:...
Lately I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with information, so I’ve started taking steps to trim some of the fat from my
The Win-Win Of Good Linking Etiquette
I link, you link, we all link. So why not do it the right way? Following a few simple rules
5 Minutes With Woo: My Interview With A WordPress...
I’m humbled and excited by all the positive attention that the redesign of my blog’s been getting these past few
The Web and TV, A Sibling Rivalry
I came across this over the weekend and thought it was worth sharing – it takes an interesting look at
August 20085 Posts
The Simple Math Behind The Power Of The Swing
Mark Penn, worldwide CEO of Burson-Marsteller and chief adviser to Senator Clinton's presidential campaign, offers an excellent, concise explanation for exactly why swing voting, as he puts it, is king, as well as ideas on why the voting bases of the traditional red and blue camps are splintering into niches of independent thinkers. I offer just a few ideas/questions on what the rise of independent thinking and the increased importance of the swing vote could imply.
Appealing to the Next Generation of Tech Users...
I’m not ashamed to admit that I spend an absurd amount of time tinkering in Apple stores with absolutely no
Professionalism isn’t just about physical appearance or demeanor. It’s a method of interacting with people. Exhibiting professionalism is about respecting
What’s The Right Amount Of Outsourcing?
Over on the AdaptiveBlue Blog Fraser’s posed this question that’s started a good exchange of thoughts: As digital creeps into
July 20082 Posts
Even though I didn’t know him personally, I was saddened to read the news that Randy died yesterday. His lecture,
Shut Down, Unplug, Reboot
After a long (but much needed) break from everything Internet, I’m excited to be back at the keyboard. OK, maybe
May 20082 Posts
The 10 Biggest Business Myths &...
The following is a transcription of the 2008 commencement speech given by Steve Gilbert at the Lauder Institute of The
Taking The Red Pill: Thoughts On A Week of...
This week I really got to see just how deep the rabbit hole goes. Five long days sitting in a
April 20086 Posts
What Matters Most When Determining Popularity...
Fraser, Alex, Adam, Pat and I are having an awesome debate today on the BlueBlog. Feel free to weigh in.
Getting To Know You In 140 Charaters Or Less
At first glance it might seem counter intuitive that microblogging could allow you to get to know someone more intimately
The Rise Of The Liveblogging Phenomenon
It’s amazing how fast information travels nowadays. With rapid adoption rates of multi-function, browser-ready devices like the iPhone becoming a
Analysing The Results Of The Gmail Custom Time...
So yesterday was April fools day, one of my favorite days of the year. Suffice it to say that I
Gmail’s New “Custom Time”...
You’ve probably seen novelty programs like TimeMachiner that allow you to send emails into the future. But what about being
March 20086 Posts
Praying for A Premium News Jackpot
Adii’s running a contest that WordPress theme designers can’t miss. Along with re-releasing upgrades of all the Premium News Themes
Feasting With A Foodie
We all eat, but some of us enjoy it more than others. Sometimes a lot more. Eating with someone who
Think No One’s Listening? Think Again.
The power of the Internet totally fascinates me. Not 12 hours goes by after I publish a post reviewing The
Book Review: The Adsense Code – What Google...
Before I dive into the pros and cons of this book, I think it’s important to acknowledge how significantly the
The most influential communicators are the ones that can boil an idea down to its core and translate it into
Rubbing Elbows With The Alpha Geeks
I just spent a fantastic 4 days at ETech08 in San Diego. A special and heart-felt thank you goes out
February 20083 Posts
The New Game Plan for 2008
It’s been a few weeks since this poor little blog has had any attention. Don’t worry, I’m still very much
Like Moths To A Flame: Why Open Source Draws...
Where there’s a social buzz around good open source code, there’s opportunity. And where there’s opportunity, there will be entrepreneurs.
November 20075 Posts
Hat Tip To The Boys In Blue
First off, congratulations are in order to my friends over at AdaptiveBlue. Not only have they surpassed the 1 million
How is it that some people can start changing the...
During a gander on TED this morning I came across something pleasantly shocking…the name of person I knew from highschool.
Our Cell Phones, Ourselves: Jan Chipchase Waxes...
Nokia researcher Jan Chipchase‘s investigation into the ways we interact with technology has led him from the villages of Uganda
Programming Bias Into Related Content Links: Are...
I’m no politico, but, with the presidential nominee race in full swing, politics has been on my mind more than
What It Takes To Be A Starbucks Die-Hard
I’m a Starbucks fan, but I’m not a die hard. And that’s a subtle, but critical distinction. I realized this
October 200711 Posts
Interview Skills: What Really Matters to...
In my final year of business school I remember being inundated with a lot of pre-interview advice and prep materials
Feelings, nothing more than Feelings
Consider this excerpt I pulled out of my book notes from Stumbling On Happiness: Nothing more than feelings? What could
San Diego Wildfires Threaten Chula Vista and Del...
From the hills of Malibu to the Border of Mexico, California is on fire. More than 500, 000 people have
Book Review: Stumbling On Happiness
If you chose to only read one book this year, I strongly urge you to consider this one. It ranks
A Sobering Morning Commute: Fires Rip Through San...
Last night Julie and I took a gander outside our apartment to try to find out who could possibly be
Speech Patterns and Intonation: Why Audio Books...
I first got hooked on audio books some time in the summer of 2005 when I began working as an
Must Have Tool For Developers: The Ardvark...
Web developers and designers, rejoice. Welcome to your new favorite Firefox extension. The Aardvark extension offers, among other things, a
How Many People Are Listening to What You Have to...
The best way to measure the influence of any blogger is readership (traffic). Thanks to companies like Feedburner and Alexa,
Book Review: The Elephant And The Dragon –...
It’s almost daily now that I hear some reference, whether from the Western Media or otherwise, to China or India.
Things You May Not Have Known About Gandhi
For the majority of time I studied and worked as a T.A. at Georgetown in 2003-2005 I lived in Adams
It’s All About Healthy Incentives
A common phrase I’ve heard associated with Tyler Cowen’s new book Discover Your Inner Economist is Mind Grenade, and less
September 20073 Posts
Get A FREE BlackBerry Curve From Cingular...
For weeks now I’ve been waiting for the price to drop on the Blackberry Curve – I’ve been checking the
The Powerful Advantage of Admitting You’ve...
Eliezer Yudkowsky’s response to her reading of a history of Enron’s downfall, The Smartest Guys in the Room… After I
Beta Testing SmartLinks: How and Why AdaptiveBlue...
For a weeks now I’ve been exchanging emails back and forth with Alex Iskold at AdaptiveBlue, beta testing and giving
July 200711 Posts
Loving San Diego’s La Jolla Shores
I went surfing with the guys this morning before work for the first time this summer and it was perfection.
The Open Library Aims For Free eBooks For All
The Internet Archive (the one that brought us the Wayback Machine) wants to provide free access to a comprehensive selection
During one of our firm meetings covering how globalization will impact our firm and our jobs over the next decade,
Gaming In Cyberspace: How Interactive...
It’s been over 2 years now since my masters thesis was published in the Georgetown Library, but I’m finding that
On the Counterproductive Nature and Irrelevance...
I wish more people in the business world would get how they create negative, counterproductive atmospheres when mistakes are made
Be Skeptical. There’s Always At Least Two Sides...
As an African proverb says, “Until lions have their historians, all tales of hunting will glorify the hunter.”
Last night I had a hankering to revisit a book that I read in Grad School called Emotional Intelligence –
The Importance of Fostering the Habit of...
If I had one wish, it would be that I could learn at an incredible rate. The fulfillment of that
An Exceprt From An Essay By Einstein: “The...
What strikes me most about Einstein’s writings (this one in particular) is how very humble he seems. For a man
How I found Brad Feld and went
Although Brad Feld doesnt know me, he’s had a significant impact on my life (and free time) these past few
For the Nutritional Information Junky
I stumbled NutritionData.com this morning and thought it was definitely worth sharing. The site’s main selling point is that it
June 20072 Posts
On Setting Expectations and Appreciation of
I dont know where I heard this quote, but I had it written down on a piece of scrap paper