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Social Media is a lot like Las Vegas. At first.

Social Media is a lot like Las Vegas. At first.

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I just returned from a week in Las Vegas for Con Expo – billed as the largest tradeshow in the western hemisphere and drawing over 120,000 attendees. Think about it. …
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Metrics, mining, latteducation, Darwin and bad journalism

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Sean McGinnis turned me on to this post on what’s missing with metrics – the lack of solid targets that make the metrics useful. It talks about how so much …
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Remembering Brian Lanker

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Although we only met once, I was saddened to hear of the loss of Brian Lanker this month. I had the opportunity to meet with Brian at his Eugene studio …
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Heart, soul, shoes: the power of stories and what really matters

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The tragic events in Japan over the past week has certainly made me reflect on what matters. When all is said and done, no matter how shiny, how sophisticated or …
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Knowing the truth behind motivation is not enough

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Dan Pink examined the two types of motivation: extrinsic, based on rules and punishments versus intrinsic based on doing what matters to you. Autonomy, Mastery and purpose form the foundation …
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SXSW from afar, Bold Brands, Doyald Young, and the bleeding edge of logo design

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If you can’t be there I think Pepsi has the best resource for connecting you with the latest from SXSW Interactive. Also check out their zeitgeist which pulls in the …
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Self-motivation at the intersection of risk and confidence.

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After my first look at how fickle self-motivation can be, CASUDI remarked on the role risk and confidence plays in your willingness to act. Jackie Ng also mentioned the need …
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Media distracts, stories capture, ROI rules, survival through innovation and guiding principles

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I am quite curious about how the mind works, how we make decisions and how to capture attention in a sound bite world filled with far too many options and …
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Just take action. Your legacy comes after the fact.

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Early on when we think we’re immortal and invincible, we don’t think about the end.

We take more uncalculated risks and live …
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