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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We’d all code if we could

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I have been teaching a course called Gateway to Business at the Daniels College of Business for the past three years. This course is for Freshmen and I copiloted the course back in 2012 with Dr. Stephen Haag. The course is an attempt to remove the mind numbing joy of business 101 concepts by having students apply those concepts to a mobile application-based business model. They are tasked with...

Niches

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I have always been a fan of niches and believe they are the best target for marketing efforts. I define niches as a group of people who are incredibly passionate about an experience they share or have shared. Sometimes that experience can be created by a product or service. (Niche = Geek. Wine Geek. Lego Geek. etc)  I have recently become aware of several emerging niches and thought I share them...

It’s time for Flipboard to get contextual

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I love Flipboard. It’s an amazing tool and I’ve recommended strategies in the past. I’ve been spending more time on it lately and they’ve been doing a great job of suggesting topics for me to follow. When I open the app, it takes me to the Daily Edition, which is an aggregate of all stories across “all” my interests. This is a great idea but I notice that when...

A modern day breakup

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There are several things I find interesting about this video.

This is how many relationships end (and begin) in today’s mobile culture.
This is a “music video”. There used to be these things called music videos when MTV wasn’t a cultural scab on the collective shin.

Enjoy!

Am I watching an online community die?

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I have been on Imgur (pronounced imager) since 12.13. I can’t remember exactly why I decided to spend time there but I immediately loved it. Visually, it somewhat resembles Pinterest. The primary difference is that it’s filled with user-generated images, gifs, etc instead of professionally taken photos. It was created as the image hosting server for Reddit and a detailed history can...

Behold Alphabet!

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Google just announced a their changing their business model. Their new parent company is called Alphabet and you can find this announcement at abc.xyz. Below is a copy of the announcement for posterity.

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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