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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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...

Awesome commercial from Nokia (video)

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This is an awesome commercial for the Nokia Lumina 920. One of my students has this phone and I have to say that I was shocked at how cool the Windows interface is. (Not yet struck by lightening.) It is one of the coolest interfaces I’ve seen. A great combination of usability and branding. Enjoy!

Creativity on Vine

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With the world becoming more bitesize (think Twitter, Instagram, Reeses bites, business plans, online product demos) we will become more challenged to deliver compelling content that’s been compressed. This is a great example of what can be done in six seconds! Enjoy.

Seat to Seat by Virgin America

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Two years ago, I wrote an open letter to Sir Richard Branson congratulating him on the launch of Virgin America’s in-flight entertainment system. I did this because it was for the most part, exactly what we had designed under the brand Cockpit6 back in the early 2000s. (click here.) It seems as thought he finally got around to adding another part of our offering. :) Enjoy the video!

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 interested in 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, cycling, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive + surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and tattooing.

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