Journalists Are The Real Change Agents

I think a good deal about about the differences between journalism and advertising, and how in many cases the differences are fading away in this new age of content-driven media. Then along comes a story that reminds me just how large a gulph still exists between the two professions. According to The New York Times, […]

Don’t Ask A VC For Something Your Credit Card Can Provide

Guy Kawaskai is not the VC you want to ask for a million bucks to build your Web 2.0, User-Generated Content, Citizen Journalism, Long-Tail, Social Media Site…not when he built one for $12,107.09.

Making Change In Redmond

According to The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft has, throughout its history, been slow to grasp some of the computer industry’s most important technology shifts and business changes. Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer at the tech giant wants to change that. “The bulk of the population comes to work every day and makes the […]

All Used Up

Josh Bernoff of Forrester’s Groundswell blog says words are important. He also suggests we stop using one word, “users.” Try, just for a day, to stop using this word. You’ll be amazed at how differently you think about the world. Web users become people looking for information. Application users become employees trying to get stuff […]

Try This: Open Your Presentation With A Physics Lesson

You have great ideas and the passion to see them through, but your clients just aren’t buying. Is it your fault? Maybe, but there is another strong possibility. American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher Elbert Hubbard said, “The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia.” Consultant, blogger […]

Everything is Miscellaneous

The Wall Street Journal (paid sub. req.) invited the authors of two high-profile books on the Web to an email debate. In one corner, Andrew Keen, who wrote The Cult of the Amateur, argues the Web has become overwhelmed with useless noise. David Weinberger, author of Everything is Miscellaneous, argues that Web 2.0 tools let […]

Toppling The Tipping Point

Duncan Watts, a Columbia University sociology professor, is rocking boats with his challenge to the influencer model that much modern day marketing relies upon. Brandweek endeavored to speak with Mr. Watts abou this ideas. Brandweek: Why aren’t influentials as influential as everyone thinks? Watts: Common sense notions of cause and effect are deeply misleading with […]

Learn To Learn On The Fly

David Armano is VP of Experience Design with interactive services firm Critical Mass. He prepared a presentation on breaking down workplace silos to deliver internally in Toronto this week. Here’s how he describes his deck: The changes that we are all feeling in the workplace and within our industries are requiring us to think and […]