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   -Henry Rollins

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Michael Arrington gets the last laugh

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So . . . I’ve been a fan of TechCrunch for many moons and when it was announced that they were going to be acquired by AOL (also known as SOL) I was somewhat more than skeptical. AOL has a long and storied history or ruining businesses they’ve acquired. Kind of that anti-midas touch. Everything they touch turns to crap and TechCrunch is no exception. Since the announcement, the...

Twitter & Facebook Adidas

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This “story” has been out for a couple of weeks. Not sure it’s really a story. It’s shoes. Social media shoes. Specifically Facebook and Twitter. At first I thought; “Why would I mention this in my blog?”. The more that I look at them, the more I want a pair of Twitter pair. Check’em out!

The 2 flavors of social commerce

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In April of 2009, Jeremiah Owyang defined what he believed would be the 5 eras of social networks. His list was: Era of Social Relationships: People connect to others and share Era of Social Functionality: Social networks become like operating system Era of Social Colonization: Every experience can now be social Era of Social Context: Personalized and accurate content Era of Social Commerce:...

The future of mobile commerce from Shop.org

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I just listened to a Shop.org webinar playback from Sucharita Mulpuru, VP and Principal Analyst, eBusiness/Forrester Research from November 15th. The focus of the presentation was to discuss the current state of mobile commerce. Overall there was some good information in the presentation and there was one analogy that “wasn’t quite right”. Sucharita points out that eCommerce...

Future of Retail (book review)

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I’ve just finished a book by PSFK consulting called Future of Retail. (I strongly encourage you to follow them on Twitter; @psfk. Inspiring material.) The book is a nice tour through all of the technologies/behaviors/trends that’re impacting retail. Instead of reviewing each trend I thought it would be better to list the examples they sited and let you extrapolate (word of the day!)...

It got loud!

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I just watched the documentary It Might Get Loud which features Jack White of The White Stripes, The Edge of this little band called U2 and Jimmy Page of this painfully obscure group called Led Zeppelin. As you may have guessed, it’s a film about the love of guitars; specifically electric guitars. Now . . . it’s important to note that I’ve played my fair share of air guitar but...

Get some satisfaction

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I posted a review of the Zappos book awhile ago and have been seeing an increasing number of thought leaders talking about leading with customer service; online. The premise, which is straight out of the Cluetrain Manifesto is that we’re back to a marketplace in the traditional sense only the medium happens to be online. This is made even more reasonable with us neck deep in the media...

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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