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 ...

The Art of Decision Making In Social Media

The way people approach decisions is fascinating. Not all decisions are created equal of course; there are those that require immediate action or opportunity will be lost, while others are best decided after careful consideration and research. The weight of each type of decision varies, as do the repercussions for acting quickly or ...

5 Social Media Gifts I Want From Santa

The holidays are upon us! Some celebrate Hanukkah, some celebrate Solstice, some celebrate Christmas. No matter your preference, I think we can all agree it's a great time to reflect on the year behind us, be thankful for what we have today, and look to next year with hope and expectations.  Given the spirit of the ...