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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The Cultural Needs of the Niche

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This past weekend I was in Aspen for the 41st annual Ruggerfest. I’ve been attending this rugby tournament for the past 24 years and recommend it to anyone who has even the smallest interest in Rugby. Rugby is one of the most aggressive niche sports in the world and as with any niche, it has a strong culture. Over the last 24 years I have come to recognize the culture that shapes the game...

Snow Leopards with Smaller Feet

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Way back in June Apple announced that the new OS was going to be known as Snow Leopard and that the primary focus was going to be a smaller foot print. Many have speculated that this is for a PDA (aka Newton round two) or a tablet. The existence of the Mac Air leads me to believe that a tablet is not the end goal and the fact that you can get many PDA-like apps for the iPhone, makes me believe...

LinkedOut

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Lately I’ve been receiving invitations from Skype and LinkedIn to participate in surveys (hosted by my favorite SurveyMonkey). The most recent arrived Monday and the email read: mIchael, Thanks for responding to our recent message and survey. . . Now I’m all for colorful spellings (and misspellings) of my name but when I first read this I thought it was spam that had somehow escaped...

Seeqpod

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About two months ago a colleague recommended an on-demand online “radio” that allows users to look for music & videos known as Seeqpod. This service, branded as playable search also allows you to save songs/videos as play lists and then share them. To some It’s another distribution channel and for me it is yet another change in how I think of owning music. I’m having...

Business and Artful Ways

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I purchased a Trek Madone this past weekend and now, on some level, understand how an iPhone or Prius user feels. It’s like owning a piece of artwork. To put It simply; it feels different. The only difference is that something can be done with this piece of art other than hanging on the wall or sitting on the pedestal. Art, by definition has absolutely no function, although if done well, it...

Your Browser is Your Online Persona

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After watching the TechCrunch round table on the future of mobile, I’ve been thinking a lot about the browser. It was unanimous at that meeting that the browser is going to be the killer application for the mobile world and I realized that the browser is something I really don’t think too much about or give too much credit to. I have used Firefox since it launched and have always...

The Skype Train

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I have been a longtime fan of Skype since I read a Wired article where the founders were hiding in Europe to avoid being served a subpoena. The service took off in Europe first with many business people including a Skype number on their business card. I was surprised in 05 when eBay bought Skype only to NOT be surprised in late 07, when they had to write-off 1.4 billion when Skype did not live up...

Transparency in Action

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I recently called T-Mobile customer service to have them switch me over to the Blackberry Curve and had a very interesting experience. Like most people, calling customer service is one of my least favorite things since it usually means something is wrong. I don’t like it because the vanilla version of a human being I usually get is more painful at times than getting no help. “I...

Is Blackberry Toast?

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I was recently given a Blackberry for work. I got the Blackberry Curve to insure that I would be able to use the whrrl mobile application and other similar applications. I was excited to download Skyfire and the Firefox mobile browser . . . and was quickly disappointed. Those applications are not available for the Blackberry. I’ve been blogging about the iPhone recently and have see many...

What can we learn from Anthony Bourdain?

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I have been watching Anthony Bourdain‘s, No Reservations since 2005 and love the show. I appreciate his intelligence, eloquence, humor and how I feel a little more worldly after every show. I have always said that you can’t really know someone until you see the place they grew up. Bourdain’s belief is that you can’t really know a culture until you eat what the locals are...

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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