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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Jesse Schell discusses Facebook games and more (video)

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This is an amazing video from Jesse Schell of Carnegie Mellon. Among other things, Mr Schell talks about the evolving collision of the real world and the virtual world from a gamer’s futurist vision and there is a lot in here that help you understand why Facebook games such as Farmville & Mob Wars are generating an amazing amount of revenue. It’s funny, after reading this I...

Blippy + Stickybits + MyBrandz = Product Persona Maps

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They always said; you are what you eat. (Unfortunately, that makes some of us a caffeine infused bucket of popcorn with extra butter.) We also know that you are what you buy; at least from a marketing perspective. There are three start-ups that I would like to see join forces in some way to help create Product Persona Maps. Blippy – This company streams what it’s members are...

Social media & location: a restaurateur’s recipe

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I recently had a conversation with restaurateur who has been tasked with creating the social media strategy for several restaurants. It was an interesting talk. I’ve had no exposure to this business model other than sitting down to eat or waiting tables as a youth. We talked about the specifics around this business model and I thought it made for an interesting post. It’s also a...

Social Networking

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Just got an email from a friend of mine who’s looking for a new opportunity and how he used Twitter & LinkedIn to get 2 interviews in 30 minutes. The email is below: Unbelievable how fast this online media stuff can connect you.  Looking for a job, got a Twitter feed this morning of best companies to work for in America.  <company name> with Denver office came up.  Quick visit to...

Personal brand and business brand alignment

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I recently read a post on Jason Markow’s blog (which you should read frequently; it’s good for you) about narcissism and personal branding. He brought up some excellent points about not sacrificing the business for sake of someone’s personal brand of those involved. His argument was that the business should be able to survive if that person and their brand leave and that some...

Web 2.0 for the CIO (part 2)

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Back on April 13th, I lectured in Professor McCubbrey’s class on how a CIO could use Web 2.0 for their business. The focus of that lecture really how the social media landscape is evolving and then talk about how a CIO may utilize  these changes. The reason for this method lies in that it’s too hard without specifying whether it’s a B2B/B2C model or a product/service. I covered...

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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