Little Lessons

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The last three weeks have been so extraordinary, I could write a book about the experience. But I won't. Partially, because I am too lazy, partially because there isn't enough time, partially because there is no audience, and mostly because so much … [Continue reading]

Disaster Blog Day

One year ago today, I was in Daytona, helping set up an online newsroom for the central Florida tornado response for the American Red Cross. I was supposed to be there supporting our Super Bowl-related Health and Safety programs, and got re-deployed … [Continue reading]

Happy New Year

True, it's a little early to proclaim the new year, which according to the Chinese calendar rings in on Thursday the 7th. But since you are here exploring the notion of whether Social Media is right for your business and goals, I thought it would be … [Continue reading]


{{myquote|Most problems to be solved are really just a matter of expectations. The trick is knowing when to raise them, when to lower them, and when to change them completely.}} … [Continue reading]

The Art of the Insult

I'll come back to this after some reflection, but for a quick end-of-the-week read, here is a piece of brilliantly pointed writing from's review of Meet the Spartans: Isn't it massive consumer fraud to charge $10.50 for a barely hour-long … [Continue reading]

Three Essences of Writing


Good writing sometimes happens by accident -- but writing well is a function of discipline and purpose. Know what you want to say, know what you don't want to say, and get there with minimum delay. My Kung Fu background introduced me to a … [Continue reading]

I’m no longer a blogger

I've had it. I'm done. Don't want to deal with it any longer. As of this day, I am no longer a blogger. I'm tired of the hassles of "coming up with something for the blog." I'm tired of explaining to people what a "blog" is. I'm tired … [Continue reading]