No such thing as spare time.

No such thing as free time.

No such thing as downtime.

All you got is life time.

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   -Henry Rollins

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How are organizations driving mobile innovation?

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I was fortunate enough to be asked to speak on a panel this morning that focused on driving innovation in the mobile industry. The invitation only event was the Mobile Innovation Summit and was hosted by Ibotta.  The event was awesome and included many amazing speakers (image below). The title of the panel was: How are organizations driving mobile innovation? The participants on the panel other...

How to monetize Reddit (updated)

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Note: I recently forwarded this post to a good friend of mine who just happens to be a Redditor and has made the front page numerous times. I updated it based on his feedback. The content of his original response is here. All my changes are bolded. I was recently at a conference and we had one of the top people from Reddit speaking. I struck up a conversation with the person from Reddit and one...

A Gift

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About a week ago I got a text from one of my students, who had recently graduated, telling me that he had a small gift for me, some tea. After making sure I was allowed to accept gifts from former students, I met him at Daniels and he gave me this amazing gift. Thank you Ji!

The death of Flash and the joy that is Zombo.com

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No. This is not a DC spoiler. I’m referring to Adobe killing the Flash Player. When Flash was created/released back in 1996, it was like a breath of fresh air. (Just in case you’re not old enough to remember, the internet was REALLY ugly when it first launched.) Businesses could now show their creative side with manageable load times. But businesses quickly abused this newfound tool...

Wolves and the social food chain

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I recently read this article  that discusses how Snapchat needs to grow faster to compete with Instagram.  I call Snapchat “Facebook Labs” because Instagram has copied most of Snapchat’s functionality over the past year. So much that Snapchat has acquired a team that makes reverse engineering difficult.  (I also want to see if they can get creative with patenting.) I also read...

3 things to consider with the AI revolution

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By now, most of you have heard of Artificial Intelligence and depending upon which school of thought you subscribe to, you’re either scared to death and moving high into the hills or your preparing for our overlords’ arrival. Needless to say, the truth is somewhere out there. In the middle.  If you’re not up-to-speed, here’s a rundown of where we are as of today. Musk...

Hawaii – The global sustainability lab (video)

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I love Maui. I have been going there with my wife and children every summer for many years. It’s our time to be in/on and around a very specific spot in the Pacific Ocean. It is where my children touched the Ocean for the first time, so it has a special place in my heart. We have been to the Big Island and Kauai as well. The Hawaiian islands are amazing. I once read that there are 13...

Product Idea: TravelBot

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The benefit that artificial intelligence brings is access to a ton of real-time data to enable decisions. Imagine a travel agent that’s connected to all airlines, weather, travel packages, local reviews, your accommodation preferences, your calendar and your food preferences. Introducing TravelBot! Primary Use Case You give TravelBot (T_Bot)  access to your Pinterest account and...

Five changes brands need to make

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Way back in May, I was fortunate enough to attend Brandwatch’s Now You Know conference series in Denver. It was an awesome event and it was focused on educating marketers as to what can be known and utilized to build their business’ through social listening. One of my favorite presentations was given by Misia Tramp, VP of Customer Experience Strategy at Metia. Not only was she a great...

I'm an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I also consult with startups and established brands. I'm currently focused on artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and culture. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, biking, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive and/or surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and the art that tattooing has evolved into.

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