No such thing as spare time.

No such thing as free time.

No such thing as downtime.

All you got is life time.

Go.

   -Henry Rollins

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#BigBoulder 2014: it’s all about context!

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I was fortunate enough to attend the Big Boulder Conference (about a month ago) with a star studded cast of data geeks and it was yet again, an amazing experience. The focus this year was decidedly international and if I had only one word to sum it up, that word would be: Brazil. (I’ve posted in the past about the Brazilian culture and it’s passion for social, here. There is and will...

Step into the Foursquare time machine

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Foursquare and Samsung have partnered up to allow you to visualize your check-ins. If you’re a #geoGeek like me, you’ll love this distraction! Click here and you can review where you’ve been and when. (Be sure to pause it and go step by step to see some interesting stats.) You can also export your stats as an infographic. Mine is below. (Creature of habit!) Via @drewlawrence...

The smell of fear

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                Google buys Waze for $1.3 Billion!!! Rewind Facebook buys Instagram for a $1 billion!!! Reset These companies aren’t worth anywhere near a billion dollars. I love them and they simply aren’t worth the multiples that are being paid . Why then, did they get acquired for those prices? Fear Facebook and Google are betting on the...

Wanted: The GetGlue open platform project

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I love GetGlue. I like the app and the sense of community it creates. My only issue with the app -more the data – is that it doesn’t address the long tail of “TV” watching. In other words, I don’t watch TV. (Except for Bourdain.) Instead, the majority of my time watching video is online: Vimeo, Tumblr & YouTube. I have been very fortunate to find some amazing...

The mobile world is flat

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I’ve been recommending my clients flatten their brands over the last several years due to adoption of mobile devices. This is primarily due to people using the devices on the go. If your outside a nice shiny/glassy logo, simply doesn’t render. To the right you’ll see some examples of some major companies adjusting their brands to embrace this change in consumer behavior. This is...

Location: the essential element in your personal brand

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Last week I was lecturing to my class on the importance of personal brands in the digital age. This is a lecture I’ve given numerous times before, with an emphasis on transparency and passion. Let them know who you really are without getting too personal Passion is what gets work done I had them look themselves up on LinkedIn (after Googling themselves) to see if there were any issues that...

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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