Archive for October 2007
Do you think laptops that don’t need to be recharged for 30 years will change the world?
I am puzzled as to why Inc. Magazine published this article in an age when the consumer is king. In my opinion, telling authentic, consistent stories is a point of entry for companies today, not a measure of success.
We've all heard about the hopeless situation in Darfur. In this video, we meet women of Darfur who refuse to give up hope, and their optimism is inspirational.
I believe in networking. As cutthroat as it is to find a job in the PR/marketing/advertising industries, it literally pays to know the right people.
I’m starting to smell a rotten apple, and it’s not the Granny Smith I left in the company fridge a few weeks ago.
Ah, our fascination with celebrity. I’m quite sure it’s responsible for my past post, Colbert as Case Study, being my most-viewed blog entry to date. And 24-hour cable news wouldn’t be in business these days without it. And without 24-hour cable news, our Nation’s hero, Stephen Colbert wouldn’t be on television. (Well, at least his alter ego wouldn’t take to the airwaves…um, I mean basic-cable waves).
In this short documentary entitled "4 Generations," we see the true power of giving, and how an act of kindness can change the world for one family.
The cross-over between the digital and the physical space continues as Starbucks and Apple roll out their “purchase what’s playing” strategy. Coupled with an iTunes device, you can now impulsively purchase and download music just as the latte hits your bloodstream. What Apple and Starbucks have embraced here is the incredible power of having thousands of locations all over the globe as distribution points for digital media.
Increasingly, the newspaper is becoming an artifact of our history. The idea of the newspaper delivery boy is as romanticized and arcane as the idea of the milkman.
I went to see the Flaming Lips on Friday night. But, instead of enjoying the band as I have several times before, I left – smokin’ mad – before they even started. Unbeknownst to me, this show was part of the Camel Cigarettes’ On Tour series. Any joyful anticipation I felt leading up to the show disappeared, quite literally, in a huge cloud of smoke when I entered the venue.