What “Shark Tank” Taught Me About Ideas and Passion

If you are like me, and you don’t have a business of your own (yet), the thought of someday running your own business never completely leaves your mind.  Even if you are good at regularly pushing aside those distracting thoughts, you still find that they have a way of unexpectedly resurfacing from time to time. […]

Health & Wealth: Why Care About Income Inequality?

Recently, two snippets of conversations that I came across in online social communities caught my attention in an unexpected way.  The two tidbits were: (1) a short phrase referring to obesity as one of the “diseases of affluence”; and (2) a separate unrelated comment mentioning that a video about income inequality in the U.S. didn’t […]

10 Tips For Building Lasting Online Relationships

Particularly when it comes to advice on “how to be successful”, but also in many other matters, I generally believe that there isn’t a singular right or wrong way to do anything (of course, that’s assuming ethics are being held in high regard here). While success does leave clues, it is also often said that […]

Conversation Isn’t King (Yet)

The information age is still in its early stages of evolution. Five years from now, technology will be remarkably different, and without a doubt, much smarter, than it is today. The current mantra in the marketing world is that “Content is King.” Along that line, personally, I am very excited to see, along with the […]

I’m All Psyched to Create a Ruckus! Now what?

So, you’ve listened to the lasted motivational videos that you probably come across by email, Facebook or Twitter.  Maybe it’s an inspirational Tony Robbins video (YouTube) or a kind-voiced yet still kick-in-the-pants Seth Godin interview (Audio Podcast). You are all psyched up to make something happen, but then you realize something.  As much as you know about the […]

The Speed of Creativity

As much as we may want it to be so, the reality is that creativity is not available on demand in the same way that the Nike “Just Do It” slogan simply states. Creativity is like a child whose behavior you can influence but you can’t control. How often is it that we come up […]

Bad Behavior: At Whose Cost?

Rolls Royce is a premium brand, known for representing a quality trustworthy product and user experience. As far as I know, Rolls Royce has always represented that great character and never wavered from its start. “Being good” clearly is working for them. Yet, while Rolls Royce is admired for what they stand for, at the […]

Do You Really Want To Outsource That?

“If you want something done, ask a busy person.”  While this is not an unfamiliar proverb, and it does have many truly valid applications, it is by no means the be-all and end-all of business advice out there. Different people have different talents. Some people love being so busy, sometimes even to a fault, that […]

My Three Words for 2013: Slow, And, Steady

It’s a new year, and even though I almost decided to skip participating this year in this newish tradition among bloggers, I somehow still found myself compelled enough to take part any way.  Perhaps this bodes well for the prophecy of the exercise?  Time will tell. Anyway, as the Chris Brogan New Year tradition continues, […]

Learning About Scalability From Technology

In our “always busy” world, finding balance seems to be a never-ending challenge. Particularly when it comes to workloads, it is not uncommon to feel either totally overwhelmed with too much to do or utterly stuck by not knowing what to do or where to start.  At either end, there is a lot that isn’t […]