A traveling Twitter
Reading time: < 1 minutes On a recent business trip, I used Twitter to create some excellent relationships. Here’s the quick version of what I did… This helped tremendously with the introductions and conversations. Even though I had never met some of these folks, I felt comfortable knowing a bit more about them before I actually shook their hands. Even […]
Reading time: < 1 minutes Eric Cantona, one of the most gifted footballers ever, has a new movie coming out. “Looking for Eric“. Seems shocking that anyone would turn to King Eric for advice, given his past aggressions and hot temper. But maybe that’s how far he’s come. He was featured in the Nike commercials that ran during the 2006 […]
People want to belong
Reading time: < 1 minutes I’m making my way through Seth Godin’s Tribes book (Kindle version) and realizing how visible the lessons are, even in non-marketing/business areas. The other Sunday, I was in Brooklyn playing a game of pick-up soccer. I was the first person there. A few minutes later another guy showed up. He was knocking the ball around […]
Be gracious in winning and losing
Reading time: < 1 minutes I’ve learned some good lessons over the course of 30+ years. Family, friends, co-workers, people on the street – they’ve all shaped the way I act and react to some degree. There are two people that have shaped the core of how I (try to) act and react. One guy is somewhere on the West […]
What happens when there is no response?
Reading time: < 1 minutes Part of the fun of building stuff is designing, creating and ultimately shipping to a public audience. But what happens when you distribute your thing then you wait for a response – and wait, and wait, and wait – and no response comes? Besides being incredibly frustrating, the idea that you spent a lot of […]
You don’t have to act right now
Reading time: < 1 minutes Information is the big winner. If you have more of it, you are in a better position to make a more sound decision than someone who has less of it. And just because you have information, doesn’t mean you have to act on it. Or, maybe one of the options of acting on information is […]
It’s like beer, AND pizza
Reading time: < 1 minutes Listening to a NY Mets game, called by the SF Giants announcers. The best!
The bound book is dead (?)
Reading time: < 1 minutes I picked up the Kindle app for the iPhone and recently purchased the Tribes book from Seth Godin. I’ve been on a few trips of mid-size duration lately that didn’t necessarily call for a laptop, and this app has come in very handy. I think the debates over whether e-books are good for the book […]
Reading time: < 1 minutes You may have noticed that things are a bit different around here – I’ve switched (again) the blog provider I’m using to WordPress (from Apple’s iWeb). The reason is mainly around the idea that I want to post things a bit more quickly, and easily, than I was doing before. While I’ll still have to […]