[12 Apr 2010 | One Comment | 6,780 views]
What’s New?

We are all early adopters now. Everyone is looking for the new new thing. When someone finds the latest new new thing, technology helps everyone else find out about it and we get to decide if we want to follow along. When done right this process moves lightning fast and blockbuster products surface almost instantaneously. New products cross the chasm faster than they’ve ever crossed before. For remarkable products, the chasm has shrunk.
Despite all this progress, there remains a lack of both art and science in the field of new …

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Creativity, Leadership, Randomness »

[3 May 2010 | One Comment | 26,291 views]
Fear.less – Free From Fear

Fear runs rampant these days. It usually does when the economy stinks and folks are losing jobs. I’ve got something even more scary to tell you. That job you lost? Or that job someone you love lost? It’s not coming back. Things have changed forever which means you or we need to change too.
But change is scary!
Which is why we should all pay attention to Fear.less Magazine. It just launched with the first issue today. It’s free and it will serve you a healthy dose of courageous stories. Fear.less Magazine …

Art, Creativity, Leadership, Reviews »

[24 Apr 2010 | One Comment | 7,181 views]
Seth Talking About Linchpins

Here’s a 45-minute long recording of Seth Godin talking about how to become a linchpin, someone who is indispensable.
Download —> Seth Godin’s Linchpin Live Session
You should go buy a copy of Linchpin, Seth Godin’s latest bestseller. It will change your life. It changed mine.
I remember my favorite class in college, Art History 101. Dr. Janet Black asked us to define Art. Very challenging. Looking back, I did a terrible job.
In the book, Seth does a remarkable job at defining Art. His definition is unlike anything you’ve heard before. I won’t …

Innovation, Marketing, Startups, Technology »

[23 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 2,886 views]
Wandering Down Innovation Alley at ad:tech

As a startup guy myself and someone who likes to cover startups, I was delighted to find the Innovation Alley at ad:tech San Francisco. It’s no surprise that the exhibit hall and conference sessions are dominated by big brands like Yahoo! (YHOO) and Google (GOOG). They have the resources to buy exposure. But startups struggle for attention everyday. Most don’t deserve any attention but even the ones with innovative new technology and solutions don’t get the buzz they deserve.
So the folks at ad:tech is helping to solve this rather …

Business, Entrepreneurship, Headline, Marketing, Startups, Technology »

[12 Apr 2010 | One Comment | 6,780 views]
What’s New?

We are all early adopters now. Everyone is looking for the new new thing. When someone finds the latest new new thing, technology helps everyone else find out about it and we get to decide if we want to follow along. When done right this process moves lightning fast and blockbuster products surface almost instantaneously. New products cross the chasm faster than they’ve ever crossed before. For remarkable products, the chasm has shrunk.
Despite all this progress, there remains a lack of both art and science in the field of new …

Entrepreneurship, Featured, Investing, Sports, Strategy »

[11 Apr 2010 | One Comment | 5,707 views]
Take a Walk

Wait for the fat pitch. That’s what great baseball hitters do. The fat pitch is one that is so juicy and perfectly served to you that you can no doubt take a swing and hit a homerun.
Fat pitches don’t come often. Life is a cunning pitcher. So good hitters don’t swing at everything. They pass on dozens of balls, take walks, and just wait for that one perfect pitch.
The point is to be selective. Every pitch that comes your way looks tempting. But just as you swing at one, it curves …