While The Valley Wags

Flickr founder, Caterina Fake, thinks it’s not the best time to start a company, especially in the Bay Area. Every night there’s a Mashup get together, or a TechCrunch party, or it’s Tag Tuesday, or SuperHappyDevHouse or SXSW or this conference or that conference. And this stuff is fun. It’s a real community. But all […]

Old Guys Get Up To Internet Speed

Deanna Zammit and Eleftheria Parpis of Adweek have put together a funny piece on aging creative leaders, and their various techniques for staying current in today’s digital milieu. “I used to think you could noodle something out on a pad and have someone else execute it on a computer,” said Jeff Goodby, 54, co-chairman at […]

Let The Games Begin

I’m not a gamer. Never have been. Yet, I recognize that many of my peers in this business play games on their lunch hour, and they even stay late to further compete against one another. It seems kind of crazy from where I’m sitting, but what do I know? According to Wired, such activities can […]

Cut Yourself Some Slack

If you work in advertising or a related field, it’s likely that you work too many hours and juggle too many tasks. For your own good, your firm’s benefit and your client’s benefit, stop it now. This story in Fortune explains why. What scientists have only recently begun to realize is that people may do […]

Holding Tight To TV

Ad Age executive editor, Jonah Bloom, questions why big agencies are so slow to adapt in today’s adapt-or-die business environment. Despite an overwhelming mass of evidence that their business models are fatally flawed and their service offerings out of step with many marketers’ demands, the biggest agencies have done remarkably little to substantially reinvent themselves. […]

Apple Needs Some Muscle In DC

Washington Post: What if the federal government were about to give away more than $400 billion in grants, but only people whose computers ran on Microsoft software could apply? That is the predicament that many scientists, scholars and others say they are in as the government enters the final phase of its five-year effort to […]

The Importance Of Intellectual Capital

Courtesy of Tom Asacker: Abraham Lincoln on chopping down a tree “If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four hours sharpening the axe”. Instead, what do most marketers do? They take a whack at the tree, put down the axe, measure the cut, pick up the axe, whack […]

Rollin’ With The Changes

Jennifer Rice: One of my favorite posts over the past two years is titled Blogging and the Singularity. If you’re not familiar with the Singularity, it’s the point when societal, scientific and economic change is so fast we cannot imagine what will happen from our present perspective. The idea is based on the premise that […]

Drive Away From The Storm

USA TODAY: Car-rental giant Hertz has changed its contracts to make customers responsible for damage from acts of nature. It told its best customers last month that they’ll be responsible for auto damage from natural causes such as windstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes. In the past, it was the rental firm’s responsibility. Avis and Budget are […]

Your Country Needs You

I was surprised last night to hear President Bush freely admit that our nation is addicted to oil and that we need to correct that problem in a hurry. He aslo admitted that we’re falling behind in math and science, and that we need to address this problem to remain competitive in the global marketplace. […]