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Apple’s Twin Goals: App Primacy and PC Convergence

October 23rd 2013

Yesterday’s Apple product launch featured improvements to its iPad and Mac products, but it also revealed its strategy beyond products to line-up for growth while depositioning Google, Microsoft and Amazon for what could be a big holiday season.

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Why Wednesday is the Best Day of the Week: FutureM w/ Vsnap, Nanigans and ISITE Design

October 14th 2013

Its Boston’s crazy marketing week with FutureM, Digital Pulse, AMA, and Inbound Marketng Summit drawing attendees from around the world to Boston just in time to catch some great baseball. Step this way to get in on a great discussion, followed by beer with Boston AMA.

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Four Beautiful Tools to Keep You Poised

September 26th 2013

Welcome to my Quick ‘n’ Dirty Fall edition of digital tools to make it easier to be awesome. These just keep coming up in conversations with friends who ask about managing priories and projects, great design, and making ideas visual. I’d love to hear what tools you like – and if you’ve used any of these.

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Social Media Rule #1: Shed Your Idiots Now

September 5th 2013

Are organizations that are fixated on having the right social media policy missing the chance to address larger cultural deficits? Consider sad story of Northwestern University’s School of Medicine, now being sued for the unethical and potentially malicious use of social media by one of its fellows.

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New Apple Software Points the Way in Post PC World

July 23rd 2013

Apple’s new Logic Pro and Logic Remote shows an evolving mobile architecture in which the user interface to services is the high ground of business.

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Please Join Me at the AMA’s Connector Series August 7th in Cambridge

July 21st 2013

Will you be in Boston Wednesday, August 7th? Dan Slagen and I will be leading some networking and fun at the AMA Boston Chapter’s Connector series at the NERD Center in Cambridge. Dan is an acquisition marketing genius, and I’m fortunate to be co-moderating this event with him.

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A Scout is Equal: The LGBT way forward for the BSA

May 30th 2013

Last week’s vote to welcome gay members throughout the movement was an immense step forward for Scouting, framed in respect and a belief in integrity.. While the Scouts still have more change ahead, there are things that advocates of equality can do today to make discrimination a thing of the past in Scouting, and its time for us to step up to welcome change.

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Aereo: The Cable Killer…Contorted By Law

May 28th 2013

Aereo is a start-up with may have engineered a slick and legal way to get all kinds of television streamed to your devices for a small fraction of what you’d pay for cable. Yes, its cool, but is it too good to be true? And either way, would you like to try it for free?

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Andrew Schwint and Michael Flint: The Power of Design Thinking

May 23rd 2013

Andrew Schwint and Michael Flint recently spent an evening sharing their design insights with graduate students at Northeastern University.. I hope their insights will trigger your design thinking.

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Life’s data layer lets you know thyself in little ways

May 17th 2013

The information layer in our life is getting richer and more useful. Part of this is intentional, we hook up dashboards and carry devices to quantify parts of our lives, but part is automatic. Take my bike for example. Actually, its Hubway’s bike, in fact its their fleet of bikeshare bikes. A few days ago [...]