2012 in digital public affairs and communication: a rear-view
By December 26, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

2012 in digital public affairs and communication: a rear-view

A summary list of 2012 highlights in digital public affairs and communication.

Velocity: a book that understands its ‘why’ and values
By August 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Velocity: a book that understands its ‘why’ and values

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 […]

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DisappoinTEDx Ottawa
By October 22, 2011 45 Comments Read More →

DisappoinTEDx Ottawa

The TED and TEDx conferences have become synonymous with outside-the-box thinking designed to motivate people to think or act differently. There’s a lot of responsibility that comes with organizing a TED event. Merely taking on the challenge is substantial, though not enough. Success hinges on a lot. I have to admit I had some concerns about […]

It’s all good (a review of Content Rules)
By December 26, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

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 and my friend, C.C. Chapman. I only had it in […]

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Strange Things Happen
By October 24, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

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 the drummer and founder of The Police. His drumming style was innovative […]

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What Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White can teach us
By October 16, 2010 4 Comments Read More →

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 and the creative process music movie production (particularly documentary) These interests might not be […]

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Function follows form
By January 28, 2010 5 Comments Read More →

Function follows form

Somehow, I’ve managed to avoid a lot of the discussion about the iPad — no easy feat considering Apple’s newest piece of technology has been the focus of a lot of buzz over the last 24 hours (er… several months). With the exception of hearing that some people can’t get their hands on an iPad […]

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CrushIt!, passion and the AE formula
By January 5, 2010 3 Comments Read More →

CrushIt!, passion and the AE formula

If you’re not familiar with WineLibrary.tv, you need to know something. Gary Vaynerchuk is wildly passionate about what he does. I’m talking truly stratospheric passion. He’s harnessed that passion to his energy and drive to turn his family’s wine business from a $4 million to a $50 million dollar business. And, he continues to build that […]

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Marketcircle’s Daylite: the great tool to be
By November 29, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

Marketcircle’s Daylite: the great tool to be

If it wasn’t for 30 day trial periods of software applications, I wouldn’t have tested out and bought many of the applications I’ve come to depend upon. Similarly, I would have wasted a lot of money on applications that don’t live up to my expectations. In the case of Marketcircle‘s Daylite Productivity Suite (Mac only), […]

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Books aren’t just for bedtime
By July 17, 2008 4 Comments Read More →

Books aren’t just for bedtime

I’ve been following some online discussions about children’s books that deal with some of life’s more serious issues.  The discussions led me to a book review posted on Amazon.com which concluded by saying “Children have their entire adolescent and adult lives to learn … and should not be subjected to such material before bedtime. Ridiculous.” […]

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