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“Keyboards embolden us all.” But Is That a Good Thing?

“Keyboards embolden us all.” I ran across a phrase this afternoon while working on a new article for work. While at first, it seemed innocuous enough, I quickly became attached to it. I couldn’t stop thinking about. I couldn’t just leave it alone. As a fairly early

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Can 40-year Old Music Brands Stand The Test of Time?

don henley and david gilmour release new music 2015

I’m not sure if I’m getting old or if branding has become such an integral part of my existence that I can’t simply enjoy a new song anymore. Two of my music idols released tracks from their upcoming albums today. David Gilmour released the title track to

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Our Problem With Success

the problem with success

We’re not failures, it’s just that a do-nothing, no-talent celebrity, pouring wine on her ass, is suddenly more significant than our success. There’s an odd relationship between our culture and success. It seems, especially in these days of immediate information and constant distraction, success has become infinitely

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#140Character Conference Hits Des Moines

For the last two years I have had the honor of speaking at the #140 Character Conference held in Des Moines, Iowa. It’s a tremendous, national series of events that originated with Jeff Pulver ( @JeffPulver ) as a call-to-action for the Twitter and social media community

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Rare Iowa Straw Poll Backlash (a Personal Rant)

While I try not to mix business, personal life and my public persona with ANYTHING remotely political, I usually refrain from posting content such as this. But in this election season started by the Iowa Straw Polls this week and destined to continue on through the next

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Google + Has Me Baffled

I have to give it up to those that have jumped into the Google + social media platform with such gusto. People I admire GREATLY like Robert Scoble, Steve Woodruff and Chris Brogan were some of the first people I added to circles and I see them

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Video Killed The Blogging Rock Star

So this post is a sort of an extension to my last post about “Flipping” your Blog. From what I can tell, video,as with web development and content management systems, has hit a consumer marketing pace that is going to change the way we (you and I

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“Flipping” Your Blog Easy

**As a disclaimer, I was just informed this morning (by my Intern) that Cisco has discontinued the production of the FLIP video Camera.  So ANYWHERE I say “FLIP…”  Insert the words “Cell Phone.”  While it lacks the same fun and double entendre as “FLIP,” the premise still

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Online Illustrators Need An Advocate

Well, I found one.  In an article I read a few months ago, Kohi Vinh brought to the foreground the alarmingly BAD illustration and exposure artists are getting online. While I could have written a post agreeing with his post…  I wanted to do one better. Below

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Snow Day Social Media Fun – February 2, 2011

What do YOU do on a Snow Day in central Iowa? Well, if you’re at all involved in social media, you get online and jump into the conversation (ANY conversation). There’s always a chat, a dialogue, a debate or simply silly talk going on within Twitter. As

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