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

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Your companies DNA isn’t yours. It’s your customer’s.


I talk to a lot of people about business and new business models. One phrase I’ve heard for many years is; “It’s in the company’s DNA.”. What that used to mean is that the business is a reflection of the employees that build & manage the business. Businesses can only accomplish what employees (and vendors) can accomplish. As the walls of business become more...

The reason Eric Schmidt got fired


Update: I’ve been thinking about this post (for obvious reasons to me: which I won’t share) and I feel pretty good about Google’s future. Why? Because they create amazing tools. Those tools can be the social object for all the web to share and talk about. Product focus is the best focus. Given this, I’m sure that Larry and Sergey can successfully lead Google into the...

The impact of social media on architecture


I have a friend who’s an architect and we recently had an interesting conversation around the concept of community; online and off-line. Online communities extend to all areas of the world, filled with people that you’ve met over the years. LinkedIn and Facebook are excellent mediums for international connections as well as connecting with people in the next cube over. As for off-line...

Location based marketing vs. location based services


What’s the difference between location based marketing and location based services? Other than spelling, location based services is a subset of location based marketing. I’ll give two examples to help spell out the difference. Location based marketing – A person checks into Foursquare and sees and offer for that business such as 15% off for the next week. They find the products...

Rise of the Overextended Class


In August of 2009, Hugh McLeod posted about the concept of the Overextended Class and at the time, this post resonated with me and what I was feeling. In fact, I’m still very much feeling it. For those of you that don’t want to click on the link to Hugh’s post, I understand – it can be scary, the overextended class is simply someone doing WAY too much. Because you love...

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 interested in 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 tattooing.