No such thing as spare time.

No such thing as free time.

No such thing as downtime.

All you got is life time.


   -Henry Rollins

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Are Mountain Punks a niche?


If you live in Colorado you’ve seen them. They have: Short hair and long beards. Both ears pierced with heavy gauge earrings. At least 4 real tattoos; no barbed wire across the upper arm nonsense. Listen to bands like Lamb of God, Led Zeppelin and Johnny Cash. Spend most of their money on the best mountain bikes (usually Yetis) and snowboards (or God forbid; skis). They live in the...

The Starbucks office


I just saw this article on Yahoo! News and I think it’s obvious that Starbucks doesn’t “get it”. The article talks about various Starbucks locations in New York, that are covering up the AC outlets, so that people can’t stay there and utilize the Internet connection for extended periods of time. When I say that they dont get it, I mean I don’t believe they...

Newsweek’s Clifford Stoll thought the Internet wouldn’t happen


This an old Newsweek article from February 27, 1995. The original article is here and I’m glad that Clifford was wrong. Hyper alert: Why cyberspace isn’t, and never will be, nirvana After two decades online, I’m perplexed. It’s not that I haven’t had a gas of a good time on the Internet. I’ve met great people and even caught a hacker or two. But today...

4th anniversary of CRUCES


When I was a young man, I pretty much had a comment for any and every situation. Although I believed this to be one of my many strengths, it wasn’t always appreciated. (Can you believe it!??!?!!?)  So much that my father told me one day that I reminded him of a type of tea that his girlfriend drank. The tea was called Constant Comment. For some reason this popped into my mind recently...

Social is the future of the iPad


So . . . I’ve been collecting stats on the iPad as they roll in and I’m now convinced of several things The iPad is device emphasizing engagement: meaning because of it’s intuitive interface and the experience it affords, it’s inherently more compelling, on a biological level. (No joke. The keyboard and the mouse are abstractions that we’re only now shaking off.)...

What’s media stacking and how can I use it?


For months now I’ve been seeing stats the increasing number of us that watch television and text or watch television and work on the computer. This is known as media stacking. I do this all the time and I took and informal poll of my students and 100% of my students do this. This of course begs the question; how can I take advantage of this? Assuming you’re a business you can utilize...

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.