Today is the 2nd anniversary of this blog. The first post, CRUCES defined, was spent establishing what this blog was to be about. As I read it now, I stuck with my original intent with two exceptions: The iPhone – I expanded my conversation to include this change to the marketing/business model landscape Guest authors …

It was reported today by Real Business that United Airlines shareholders have lost $180 million dollars in valuation because of a music video on YouTube telling Dave Carroll’s story about how United broke his guitar and then didn’t do anything to resolve the situation. The song is called United Brakes Guitars and is a catchy …

Link to Spacey Explains Twitter to Letterman (video)

I’m going to be doing a series of posts focusing on my favorite brands (highlighted by the ads to the right) and the types of marketing campaigns I’d like to see them do utilizing some of the new methodologies I’ve posted about. The first brand I’m going to do is Hot Wheels! When I was …

Depends on your audience. If you’re running a business with users that are technically astute, then it’s more like the 99/1 rule. Businesses like Brightkite built out their product by tapping into collaborative users and listening to everyone may prove to be more important than someone with a more traditional online business model. Older models …

Back in late January, Michael Arrington of TechCrunch fame posted a story called Some Things Need to Change where he tells the story of someone spitting in his face at the Digital, Life Design conference in Munich. Now for those of you who don’t know who Michael Arrington is, it is safe to say that …

For those of you that don’t know who Jakob Nielsen is, click on this link. For those of you that don’t want to leave the comfort of my site, I will simply say he is one of the founders of web usability. For those of you that don’t know what web usability is, it would …

Summer is in full swing and once again, I’ve seen many men on scooters. Unfortunately they all, for the most part, look very uncomfortable. Not with the quality of the ride but with the fact that they’re on a glorified moped (also known as a scooter). Watching some poor emasculated sot whiz by, hoping you …

I’m enjoying a long holiday weekend. Everyone enjoy your time off and stay safe.

If you have narrow feet and want your own customized shoes, go to Puma’s Mongolian Barbeque. The site launched in 2006 (yes, that was three years ago; I’m just getting around to it. I’ve been busy!) and allows you to customize your shoe just about any way you’d like it; except allow you to order …