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No such thing as free time.

No such thing as downtime.

All you got is life time.

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   -Henry Rollins

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Cultural notes on Brazil from Ricardo Mello

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Back in May, I emailed a friend of mine from Brazil, about the graph below and asked him: what is up with Brazilians?!?!? His response is as follows: Brazil had an early start adopting the internet and in fact, over the years developed a strong internet culture and environment. It has local internet companies and probably around 80,000 million people with Internet access (Brazil’s active...

Delivering Happiness book review

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I finally finished Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose by Tony Hsieh which is a book about Zappos. I read most of it and then stopped short of finishing by about 60 pages and then let it sit there for one month. Not smart. From what I remember of the beginning of the book, Tony believes in WOW-ing the customer and he repeats this mantra throughout the book. This is...

Information Technology Strategy: Class 11 – Human Capital Management

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Tonight we had Tim Glennie, Managing Partner at BridgeView IT, come in and talk about all things regarding human capital management. Tim has been in the IT recruiting field for many moons and is excellent at what he does. What he does exactly is find the right people (skill set/culture) for the job and when it comes to IT, that’s the essential element. I sent Tim some questions and asked...

Seth Godin on Social Capital (video)

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Godin doesn’t say it explicitly but what he’s referring to is social capital. I don’t necessarily agree with the statement about worthless relationships since people come in and out of your life, in a business sense, all the time. There are simply  differences in how relevant someone is today as compared to tomorrow. I do agree that watching the numbers and thinking your...

Locals only: What does hyper-local mean?

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We’ve been hearing the term hyper-local thrown around and declared the future of social media/mobile for the past year. Sounds great. Now, what the hell does it mean? At 30,000 ft, hyper-local means instead of saying Denver, you’d break Denver out into its constituent parts such as Highlands, Capital Hill, LoDo, LoHi, Edgewater, Cherry Creek and WashPark. Something, only locals would...

Information Technology Strategy: Class 10 – Mobile 2.0

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For this class, we discussed the massive changes that are taking place in the mobile world and what factors are shaping the evolving landscape. I’m in the process of writing a white paper and hope to have it done within a month. For now, it’s safe to say that the following equation holds true. Smartphone Adoption + Social Media + Location Awareness + Mobile Advertising = Mobile 2.0...

What Zappos can teach us about mobile commerce

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When I first heard of Zappos, I throught “No way! Buy Shoes online . . . How do I know how they fit?!?!? That will never work.” Well, after an $1.2 billion acquisition, I stand corrected; in my shoes that I did NOT purchase from Zappos. Turns out, people were willing to buy shoes online. A lot of people. As a matter of fact, I recently asked my class and another I was guest lecturing...

Information Technology Strategy: Class 9.5! – Digital Rights Management

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That’s right . . . 9.5. Don’t ask . . . We had Daniel Staley and Kendall Gracey in today to talk about digital rights management (DRM) and how the Internet has impacted it copyright law and what the future may hold. (Students were asked to talk watch This is what I learned today and forgive my note-taking abilities. This post is a bit schizophrenic. For years people have been copying...

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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