There Is No Such Thing as Digital Privacy Anymore

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Sony just announced that they will not release the move "The Interview" on Christmas day.  This is a direct response to terrorist threats that have unfolded as the hack into the Sony network is revealed to be worse than originally thought.  Of the many problems with the hack, one of the most significant was the ...

How Twitter Replies Work

Twitter is a fantastic medium for communicating one-on-one or en masse, but how that communication works (or doesn't) is sometimes confusing. I think the thing that trips people up more than anything else is the reply function; when you @username somebody. When people want to reply directly to just one person, they often share the tweet ...

Interruption Machines

While watching a group of young parents at dinner the other night, I was amazed at how often they jumped out of conversations with their friends and children because their phone dinged or buzzed. It was very clear that no matter what was happening, their phone was first in line for attention. Before you think that I ...

Anatomy of a Successful Day

I'm not going to hit you with inspirational quotes about productivity, I'm sure you have seen them all. While a clever, Instagrammed saying about getting things done is easy enough to post to Facebook with an emphatic "Truth!" as your only comment, what really will help you get ahead is managing your time well, perhaps ...

The Best Time To Start Is Today

That thing that you have been meaning to do, but haven't started? I want to let you know that the best time to start it is today. The business plan you want to write up? A daily exercise routine? A new app idea? A blog about your passion? Every day you will convince yourself that there ...

The Return of Blogging

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With the exception of a couple of videos that I liked, I haven't posted anything of substance on this blog since February 28, 2011...almost 2.5 years ago. As somebody who has consistently blogged since 2000, a lot of people asked me why I tapered off and then stopped altogether.  The answer is fairly simply, really: ...

Don Draper Presents Facebook Timeline Mad Men Style (Video)

I absolutely love this. As a professional ad man myself, I'm fascinated with Mad Men and the dialogue, particularly between agency and client. With the very recent announcements of new Facebook timeline features, social media is buzzing with what the implications may be. In the circles I run in, a lot of people wonder how ...