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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NFL players need some tech

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It’s the beginning of football season and I wanted to suggest some tech upgrades I’ve had on my mind. Helmets – Currently the helmets are relatively ill fitting with poor peripheral vision. As you know the face mask has a cage that creates the possibility for face mask penalties and more importantly; the potential for neck injuries. The new helment would have a huge piece of...

Niche perspective

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I talk quite a bit about targeting niches when it comes to building your business. I’ve also asked the question of whether or not you should market a business if you’re not in the target market. If you find yourself in the midst of marketing to a niche that you don’t belong to you, you’re going to need a trusted “mini-network”. Why more than one person? Because...

The iPad and the human being

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I’ve been having a lot of conversations lately that start with, “What’s all they hype around the iPad? I don’t get it.”. Arguably, these people are a little less “dialed in” than some, but this sentiment is still out there. I guess I should start with some stats around the iPad to help illustrate the hype they’re referring to. 1% of all Internet...

How is Tron Legacy like good social media?

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Yes I know the movie has been out for a while. I’ve been busy! I was actually watching some of the DVD extras and found out that Joseph Kosinki, the director of Tron Legacy was an architect. My bachelors degree is in architecture and I understand that mindset. The job of an architect is to create the potential for relationships to occur. They create spaces, lighting and texture that...

Solving the Foursquare, employee-mayor problem

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If you use Foursquare, this issue will sound familiar. (If you don’t use Foursquare, run right out and download your free version here. No really. It’s good for you.) The issue lies in that employees who use Foursquare are most likely to be the mayor of that location since they check in almost daily; assuming a 9-5/40 hours a week job. While this is great for double checking the...

Dislikes would be more valuable than Likes

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In February 2009, Facebook introduced us to the concept of Like’s. The Like is simply an informal recommendation for just about anything. Music, news, products, etc . . . anything you want to attach it to. Businesses have tried to put a value on Likes with a recent estimate of $3.60 per Like (and $136.38 annually for each Fan). I’m not sure I’ve ever Liked anything and I’m...

Josh Homme and the power of transparency

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As you may know I’m a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain. Although I think I pissed him off by telling him – via Twitter, while he was tweeting live during one of this year’s shows – that he should right a book about his travels, when in fact, he’d already done that with No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach. (Not a great move for a self-proclaimed fanboy.)...

Rise of the Mobile Influencer

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After my last post I realized that I’ve been referring to a group of users as mobile influencers, but hadn’t defined them yet. Most of this is common sense but just in case . . . . These users are those that have an iPhone or Android and use them primarily for SMS or pushing data to social sites such as Facebook, Twitter & Foursquare. They utilize media in their postings to social...

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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