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  • When Social Media Isn't The Answer
    "We need to be on Facebook," they tell me. "Everyone's on Facebook." "Yes," I say, "but you're a B2B company. When people are on Facebook they want to hang o ...
  • Stone Soup And The Lost Art Of Storylistening
    I spend a lot of my time telling stories. When I teach, I use stories. When I consult, I use stories. When groups of us come together to collaborate a ...
  • Think Gesture Control Is Cool? Try Thought Control
    A good friend of mine works for a radio communications company. Ask him about his vision of the future, though, and he'll sound like he's quoting a science-fiction movie. " ...
  • Test-Driven Development Produces 100 MPG Car For Team Wikispeed
    Here are two characteristics that will give you a major competitive advantage, no matter what your field of endeavor: 1) learning to identify your own assumptions, and 2) learning ...
  • How To Be An Entrepreneur
    Look up. Lift your gaze from your screen and your device and your social media, and fix your gaze on the Everest you are pursuing. Sear it into your mind ...
  • The Power Of A Goal That Doesn't Matter
    A few years ago, I set a goal to speak at TED. The goal provoked some interesting reactions from my friends. Richard said, "That's an excellent goal, because of wh ...
  • As Election Season Gears Up, Technological Assistance Lags
    Here is the problem: There's a heck of a lot of stuff that's both really deeply important and really difficult to understand. Take politics. When I lived in Denver, ...
  • The Net Was Never Neutral
    Are you a fan of net neutrality? I'm going to guess that most readers of this column are. Net neutrality, the idea that service providers shouldn't be able to ma ...
  • Can Social Media Empower Victims Of Abuse?
    When the movie "Kids" came out in 1995, it terrified me. Not because Larry Clark's portrayal of a group of kids doing drugs and having unprotected sex was so disturbin ...
  • Flame Virus Proves Cyber-Terrorism Concerns Well-Founded
    One of my favorite talks at CeBIT Australia last week was from Russian billionaire Eugene Kaspersky. While the other keynoters offered rosy visions of growth and opportunity, Kaspersky -- who ...
  • Social Change Facilitated By Social Media
    I'm filing this column from Sydney, Australia, where I spoke at CeBIT earlier this week on how social media is completely transforming the way we engage with each other a ...
  • The Definition Of Marketing
    Merriam-Webster defines it as "the process or technique of promoting, selling, and distributing a product or service." The Chartered Institute of Marketing says it's "the management process responsible for identifyin ...
  • What To Do When You Hit A Brick Wall
    If I asked you to move a brick wall, how would you do it? Would you slam your weight against it until it began to budge? Would you get ...
  • The Birth Of An Idea
    In any given moment, we are surrounded, in vast quantities: millions upon millions of them, crowding and jostling for our attention. Some people become overwhelmed by them. Some try ...
  • The Definition Of An Entrepreneur
    A few months ago, Inc. magazine taught me that the classic definition of an entrepreneur was coined 37 years ago, by Harvard Business School professor Howard Stevenson. An entrepreneur, ...
  • Andreessen's Market Focus Pays Off For Instagram
    The importance of being market-ready was first driven home to me back in 2009, when Marc Andreessen was busy writing the best business blog in the world. In a po ...
  • The Caine Effect Inspires -- Well, Everybody
    It's only been four days, but by now, you've probably seen the Caine's Arcade video. If you haven't, I give you my personal guarantee that this mini-documentary -- about ...
  • Crowd Comfort For Security Flaws in Facebook, Twitter, Google
    A couple of years ago, some buddies and I were putting together a movie for a friend who was going through a rough time. We'd taken a bunch of goo ...
  • Static Privacy Legislation Dangerous In Dynamic Digital Age
    I agree that an employer should never ask you for your Facebook password as a condition of employment. Actually, they should never ask you for your Facebook password, period ...
  • Do We Need More Women In Technology?
    The politically correct answer, obviously, is, "Yes." The statistically correct answer is, "Yes," as well. In 2009, according to The National Center for Women & Information Technology, while women he ...
  • Saying Bye-Bye To Britannica
    In 1999, Ken LaVan and I wrote a book called "The Real People's Guide to the Internet." In it, we marveled at the Internet's size and power. "Currently, there a ...
  • Can A Culture Of Sharing Eradicate Shame?
    I've spent the last few days reviewing entries for the Interactivity category of the Prix Jeunesse competition. The age group I was tasked to look at was 7-12-year-olds, and ...
  • Part Of The Crowd: How Technology Is Changing Our Paradigms Of Presence
    I confess to being a little dismayed at the email I received a little over a year ago in response to my application to attend the TED conference in Lo ...
  • Nomophobophobia Strikes: Fear of Fear of Being Out of Cellphone Contact
    Last week, CNET revealed that nomophobia, the fear of being out of mobile phone contact, is on the rise. Apparently, two in three adults suffer from anxiety when not reachabl ...
  • TV Advertising 101 For Digital Marketers
    Throughout my professional life, I've had the privilege of riding hundreds of steep learning curves, getting thrown into the deep end in a huge variety of industries, disciplines, and market ...
  • 'Don't Be A Dick' Is The New 'Don't Be Evil'
    Tonight, I am a virgin. I'm in attendance at Kiwi Foo: the New Zealand iteration of the seminal un-conference whose agenda is created entirely by its attendees and whose valu ...
  • Google+, You Suck
    Google+, you are really starting to piss me off. Yes, you're "gaining momentum." You've got "90 million members." But there's one problem. You're "a sham." ...
  • Zuckerman Hypothesis Proven, As IWitness Puts Documentary Filmmaking in Student Hands
    Four years ago, after observing that the Web had evolved from version 1.0 (which allowed physicists to share research papers) to version 2.0 (which allowed people to share pictures ...
  • The Business Of Memes (Or Lack Thereof)
     On April 2, 2008, the country of Canada went on strike. Tired of being mocked -- on Canada Appreciation Day, no less! -- the good citizens of Canada decid ...
  • A Prescription Of Empathy For The (Online) One Percent
    It has become entirely automatic for me to turn to technology solutions for logistical challenges. Hosting a movie screening? Ticketbud. Memorial invitations? Paperless Post. Wedding planning? EWedding. Since you're readi ...