Digital channels and public affairs/politics
By November 16, 2010 5 Comments Read More →

Digital channels and public affairs/politics

Chris Brogan issued permission, yesterday, for bloggers to make mistakes (see How to write three blog posts a day). Listen up: you are hereby granted permission to write imperfectly. You are hereby granted permission to write clunkers. You are hereby granted permission to write posts that you don’t think are finished, and push publish anyway. […]

Are we reaching the late adopters, yet?
By March 16, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

Are we reaching the late adopters, yet?

When it comes to social media, corporations and institutions are damned if they do, damned if they don’t. It’s no wonder so many decision-makers feel like they’re standing on a narrow island in the middle of a strange highway with cars zipping past them on both sides. Earlier today I blogged about Sanofi-Aventis and the […]

Yes, and…
By January 4, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

Yes, and…

One of the challenges I have is finding enough time each day to read. This means that a book like Trust Agents, which would take the casual reader a couple of weeks to read, takes me about three months. Chris Brogan and Julien Smith aren’t just two people capitalizing on the the trend of pumping […]

Posted in: Books, Review
Corollary to Brogan’s Law
By October 18, 2009 3 Comments Read More →

Corollary to Brogan’s Law

At PAB2008, Chris Brogan dazzled the room as he made the case for money in social media. It wasn’t a hard sell and he spoke to the audience on its terms, saying: …pay attention to your customers. Why? Because your children need food and as much hugs as I get in the world, I can’t […]

Posted in: Social Media
Ashoka’s Youth Venture a huge disappointment
By December 9, 2008 1 Comments Read More →

Ashoka’s Youth Venture a huge disappointment

A few days ago I called on my Twitter network to participate in a vote to help brothers Kyle and Brady Baldwin win $10,000 with which to buy and distribute 8,000 books to needy children through the My Own Book Foundation they set up when they were 14 and 16 years old (hear an interview […]

Posted in: Rambles
Thoughts on organizing a conference (part 1?)
By April 4, 2008 2 Comments Read More →

Thoughts on organizing a conference (part 1?)

I enlisted the help of some friends to share experiences and ideas related to conference and unconference organizing. The hope is to kick off a conversation in which everyone — conference organizers, sponsors, participants, vendors, etc… — contributes and makes future events more smooth, successful and creative. Contributors Dave Delaney Whitney Hoffman Jay Moonah Chris […]

The future strength of PodCamp is in three verticals
By February 25, 2008 9 Comments Read More →

The future strength of PodCamp is in three verticals

I have been participating in a dialog on Chris Brogan’s site (Thoughts for Future PodCamps). As part of the conversation, Joel Mark Witt says of PodCamp Ottawa, “I think it is important not to have Podcamps become glorified ‘teetups’ ‘tweetups’. Not saying that yours did – just worried that they will become too informal“. Joel’s […]

The post-PodCamp conversation
By February 25, 2008 3 Comments Read More →

The post-PodCamp conversation

The conversation about ways to exploit the unconference model as well as reinvent the PodCamp format continues. Not surprisingly, the first out of the gate are the PodCamp founders. Chris Brogan has put up a post called Thoughts for Future Podcamps in which he endorses the Zero to Podcasting track (unveiled at PodCamp Toronto) as […]

PodCamp Philly: A fantastic tribute to the movement
By September 11, 2007 5 Comments Read More →

PodCamp Philly: A fantastic tribute to the movement

PodCamp Philly took place on the anniversary of the original PodCamp (PodCamp Boston) and it was a fantastic tribute to the movement and its founders. The event was first class. Whitney Hoffman and her team put on an amazing conference at a great venue, with committed sponsors, a herd of new campers and a fantastic […]

Seven songs I’m into right now
By May 29, 2007 3 Comments Read More →

Seven songs I’m into right now

On May 9, Ajay tagged me in a post he did about seven songs he’s into right now — or, at the time anyway. Here is my long overdue list: Soldier Machismo – Fiction Plane Waste Our Time – The Between Pump It Up – Elvis Costello Love Slip Up On Ya – The Funky […]

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Thinking Blogger Award
By April 18, 2007 1 Comments Read More →

Thinking Blogger Award

I’m flattered that I was nominated by the Never Was blog for a Thinking Blogger Award. The idea appears to be to promote blogs that are interesting, informative, and provide value. What a compliment! I have decided to make my nominations based on people who are bloggers first and may (or may not) podcast as […]

Posted in: Social Media
Thanks for the laugh, Chris
By April 3, 2007 1 Comments Read More →

Thanks for the laugh, Chris

If it didn’t crack me up enough that Chris Brogan wrote this, hearing his voice (in my head) deliver this line nearly had me rolling on the floor.

Posted in: Rambles