Tod Maffin and I are co-authoring a book about developing measurable digital strategies designed to help you build, grow and lead your business (or organization or campaign). Be one of the first people to know about the book and get some perks.
The story of how a self-effacing joke blew up in my face. And, that in itself makes the story even funnier.
I finished reading Velocity last night. I suppose the obvious joke is that it was a fast read. And it was, really. It was also a bit of a ‘lucky’ book as it happened to be in the right place at the right time to ensure a short time in my reading list since I […]
Gini Dietrich was the guest speaker at Third Tuesday Ottawa, last night. It’s part of her promotional tour for Marketing in the Round, a book she co-authored with Geoff Livingston. From my position at the back of the room, Gini’s slides were largely obscured or unreadable. So, I spent most of her presentation facing the […]
It opens like this… In the early morning on June 13, 2011, a group of 181 professional communicators from all ends of the earth gathered in a meeting room at the IABC World Conference in San Diego, California to re-write the book on employee communication. A remarkable 500+ ideas were generated in just 40 minutes. […]
The danger of telling people what you’re reading is they can keep tabs on the rate at which you read. It adds an element of pressure to the reading which should otherwise be a leisure activity, even if the book relates to the work you do. I started reading Matthew Hindman‘s “The Myth of Digital […]
Creative people need to do three things today. Start a new creative project Pick up the book Free Play (if you don’t already own a copy) Watch the incredible TEDtalk (below) by brain surgeon, musician and researcher Charles Limb
In an effort to help would-be CreatorCamp organizers (it’s super easy) the CCyow2010 organizing team has prepared a 6-page PDF that includes a behind the scenes look at our planning experiences, tips for organizing your own event, keys to success and the CreatorCamp toolkit. Click here to download the CreatorCamp ebook (PDF). CreatorCamp DIY View […]
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 — presenters, of course, must buy in to the model. For the purpose of this post, lets call these […]
Podcasting pioneer C.C. Chapman will be in Ottawa on December 8 to kick off the tour for his first book, Content Rules which he co-wrote with Marketing Prof Ann Handley. Specifically, CC will be the featured speaker of Social Media Breakfast Ottawa #20 (register here). I had the privilege of speaking with CC about the […]
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 the drummer and founder of The Police. His drumming style was innovative […]