It’s all good (a review of Content Rules)

I wasn’t planning on rushing to read the book Content Rules. The truth is, I wasn’t even planning on buying it right away. My copy came as part of my registration fees for the Social Media Breakfast Ottawa Event featuring one of the book’s co-authors...

Do more with other people’s content

It’s become amazingly easy to audio and video record events. Recognizing this, many events have embraced Creative Commons or a similar principle which allows participants to freely record, excerpt and even publish full recordings of presentations —...

Strange Things Happen

If you can get past the adjective-heavy writing, Stewart Copeland’s book Strange Things Happen: A Life with The Police, Polo and Pygmies has a couple of core messages making it worth the read. CREATIVITY’S A BUFFET Copeland is known first and foremost as...

What Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White can teach us

We’re not all guitar players or songwriters. However, there’s a lot to be learned from them. The film It Might Get Loud, a “guitar-player round table” featuring Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White, appeals to three passions of mine: creativity...

My mobile toolkit

The real value in iPhones and iPads lies in the apps which allow us to be productive, creative, informed and entertained. Of the 94 apps I have installed on my iPhone and/or iPad, here are the 16 apps that make up the core of my mobile experience. APPS I RELY ON EACH...