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

Welcome to my site! Perspective is my own and I post when I have something to share. Scroll down to see the latest.

Latest stories

Retail 2.0 (cont’d)


When I posted about the immediate future of retail (and how retailers need to empower employees) , I focused primarily on the impact that the mobile, social consumer would have on brick and mortar businesses. After getting back from the conference I realized that retailers are going to need to empower their employees with the same devices that customers have, only with a focus on the...

Kamchatka: an agency that lives within Twitter.


Saw this on The Denver Egotist. Interesting concept for an agency/site – called Kamchatka. Businesses are already doing this in a way by having a LinkedIn account, Facebook page, Flickr page, YouTube channel. This just stretches it to it’s thinnest. What do you think?

What can Samurai Jack teach us about mobile video?


Samurai Jack is an animated series that ran on Cartoon Network from 2001 to 2004. Jack is a soft spoken, man of action that battles his nemesis Aku, throughout many eras. I was and am a fan. Yes. I’m a geek. But before you pass judgment it’s important to remember; no one is cool. My friend Rachel taught me this years ago at a Soundgarden concert at Red Rocks. We were looking out on a...

The default state of the Internet is quickly becoming social and mobile


So . . . I recently saw some stats about people accessing Facebook and Twitter via their mobile devices and the numbers are pretty compelling. Access to social networks from mobile browsers increased from 22.9% to 30.8% (1.2009 – 1.2010) Facebook site traffic from mobile browsers increased from 11,8 million to 25.5 million (1.2009 – 1.2010) Twitter went from 1 million to 4.7 million...

Those pesky customers and their devices


I’ve been talking to many businesses about where they should be focusing their energies, in regards to mobile site vs. app vs. iPad app vs enormous movable flaming billboard. After listening to many business talk about the performance of their iPad apps vs their site (some selling twice as many items through their iPad app as opposed to their site) I realized that the customer is as usual in...

The localization of social media


I’m at with 3,500 other people and just got done listening to the CEO of Urban Outfitters, Glen T. Senk and he brought up an excellent point about retail and locations and what I would call localism. He mentioned the fact that each store in a chain is selling different things based on differing locations. (For those in the retail industry, you would file this under the “duh” column.) A...

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.