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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Hawaii – The global sustainability lab (video)

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I love Maui. I have been going there with my wife and children every summer for many years. It’s our time to be in/on and around a very specific spot in the Pacific Ocean. It is where my children touched the Ocean for the first time, so it has a special place in my heart. We have been to the Big Island and Kauai as well. The Hawaiian islands are amazing. I once read that there are 13...

Product Idea: TravelBot

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The benefit that artificial intelligence brings is access to a ton of real-time data to enable decisions. Imagine a travel agent that’s connected to all airlines, weather, travel packages, local reviews, your accommodation preferences, your calendar and your food preferences. Introducing TravelBot! Primary Use Case You give TravelBot (T_Bot)  access to your Pinterest account and...

Five changes brands need to make

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Way back in May, I was fortunate enough to attend Brandwatch’s Now You Know conference series in Denver. It was an awesome event and it was focused on educating marketers as to what can be known and utilized to build their business’ through social listening. One of my favorite presentations was given by Misia Tramp, VP of Customer Experience Strategy at Metia. Not only was she a great...

Fandoms: Reddit vs. Tumblr

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You may or may not have heard about Fandoms. (If not, click here.)  Fandoms are groups of people that are unbelievably passionate about “something”. Comic books, TV shows and movies are some of the more powerful fandoms. (Sherlock, Supernatural and Dr. Who are known as the big 3. Also known as Superwholock.) The most passionate members of these groups spend up to 60 hours a week...

Unification: The tour that never was

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I grew up on Rock n’ Roll (classic, metal, grunge, industrial) and have always loved the energy of that music. I’m also someone who likes the texture of good vocals. A deep sustained growl. And over the past twenty years, I’ve seen a couple of singers – with that vocal quality – create new bands and amazing music. Both are my style. Both are now dead. On December 3...

SxSW should let attendees use Flipboard to recommend sessions & events you should see

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This March I’ll be taking graduate/undergraduate students to SxSWi for the third year. (Last year I had 46 students, with zero arrests!) If you’ve been to SxSW before, you understand how intense the event can be. If you haven’t been, it’s like a rapid dive into the deep end of the pool that has you feeling like you know very little about what’s going on in the world...

Create your own Replika (video)

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I have downloaded Replika and started to answer some initial questions. I’ll add any updates as they come up. I’m curious to see what this is like. If you’ve seen the movie Her, which you should, this will seem like a very real step in that direction. This video is 10+ minutes long and it’s worth it. Enjoy!

VW’s electric Microbus coming in 2022 (video)

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It’s been a long time since I owned a VW Rabbit! And, being a father I’ve always enjoyed the look of the Eurovan. That said, the concept car assembled by VW to give you a taste of what the 2022 Microbus will look like, is amazing. It would be cool to see VW’s new bus used in vanlife’s Instagram feed. 5 years is a long time to wait and I hope vanlife is still doing well and...

Needed: Digital Marketing Projects for winter quarter 2018

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For the past 7 years, I’ve had real-world clients in my digital marketing classes. Clients include Skratch Labs, Illegal Pete’s, Ralph Schomp BMW, Wheat Ridge Cyclery, Crunchyroll, Sphero, Comedy Works and Red Rocks. (These are some of the larger names and we do projects for startups/small businesses.) This is an incredible experience for my students and the clients. The students get...

A recipe for the flood

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When I started my corporate career, I’d been hearing for years that successful people would read the Wall Street Journal, front to back, every morning just to keep up. I recently thought about that statement and how ridiculous it sounds given today’s flood of information. Information now flows unabated. From hundreds of sources. It’s almost impossible to keep up but luckily for...

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

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