I'm not going to waste time telling you about the soul-crushing disappointment that was True Detective's second season. How many hours (and Sunday evenings) did I waste on HBO's incoherent, overly complicated, relentlessly boring rat hole of a season? Nine? Ten? Don't tell me. I don't even want to ...
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Filed under: Opinion."Disruption" isn't always what you think it is.It's known under a number of names: The Sharing Economy. The Collaborative Economy. The Gig Economy. Because of its "fresh" and "disruptive" model, undeniable financial incentives in the middle of a global economic recession, ...
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If you don't know that I'm a bit of a cyclist by now... well, I am. Time being at a premium, I don't get to ride nearly as much during the week as I'd like to, but I do manage to get in at least one long ride every weekend. Spring, summer, fall, winter... if it's Saturday or Sunday, I'm usually out ...
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I've lived in the South a very long time. More than half my life now. I started coming to the South as a kid, during the summer, then I went to college in the South, then I moved here, got married here, raised children here. My entire adult life has been spent in the South, being as much a part of i ...
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First things first:I'm not sure how to say what I am about to say. I can't truly vouch for this yet. I can't back it up with facts, anecdotal or otherwise. I can't tell you that I have personally tested this software, that I have been secretly using it for six months. I have no case studies t ...
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A Field Guide for Digital Program Managers

A few years ago, Que (a division of Pearson Publishing) reached out to me about writing a book on Social Media ROI (Return On Investment). Early on in the project, it became clear to me that the book needed to be about more than ROI. Before we could even talk about measuring anything, the con ...
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Here are a few lessons Gaius Julius Caesar might have taught us were he alive today.  He ultimately met a pretty brutal end, but until that point, the guy was so successful that his last name became synonymous with “Emperor”. (Point of note: the titles “Czar” and “Kaiser” come from the ...
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It's that time again!For the last eight months, my team has been working with the world's top experts in social marketing, content  digital influence to put together the most complete list of vital social media insights every business owner needs to pay attention to in 2015. (You can download ...
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What just happened in Indiana?If you haven't heard what happened in Indiana this past week, here is a brief recap: a "religious freedom" bill that allows businesses to refuse service to customers for "religious" reasons was signed into law by Indiana governor Mike Pence. The s ...
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Corporate Dinosaurs and Broken Windows

"That's the thing about the kind of failure that's driven almost entirely by incompetence," he said. "Forget its inability to cope with change. That isn't even the worst part. What's really scary about it is that it is incapable of understanding the most basic flaw in its own nature. It's just too d ...
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