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Today, I though I would show you something cool again, and pretty different from the sort of stuff that you usually hear about when people like me talk about new tech or clever business practices. You have probably noticed that I spend a good deal of time thinking and talking about cloud computing, ...
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There's so much stuff going on and so much information about a million different news items being shared all day long that sometimes, big changes in the world don't necessarily make headline news. As you know, I've been spending a little more time recently digging into the world of innovation, par ...
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I wrestled with the idea of starting a new series in parallel to The CMO and the Cloud called The Entrepreneur and the Cloud, but in the interest of keeping our conversation about the cloud's impact on business (and our lives and... well... everything) nice and streamlined, I opted instead to just i ...
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The CMO and the Cloud, Part 7: the #CloudTalk interview

Instead of reading a 20,000 word post today, watch (or listen to) my #CloudTalk interview with Daniel Newman and Brian Fanzo. We discussed, among other things, the impact that technology is having on the marketing profession (particularly the cloud and the capabilities it brings to organizations - ...
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So I am sitting in a dark room the size of twenty batcaves, surrounded by what seems like 10,000 people quietly seating in their chairs, and for the last five minutes, the guy doing his bit on the stage has been running through a demo of what can be done with Big Data using IBM-powered technology. A ...
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Three completely unrelated things came together this past week that individually weren’t all that fascinating but together formed a something  I think needs to be given form to.1. Fear. I was a guest panelist at Greenville’s Switching: Leaving Freelance for the Corporate ladder and ...
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Deathbed Confessions – Part 2: You Are Not Your Job

Part 2: Fear, career potholes and the weight of social shame.“I’m afraid to tell people that I am closing my business because I’m afraid of what they’ll think,” was one admission from a panelist.“My identity was so tied to my job/title that now that I am on my own, I’m not sure ...
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The Leadership Advantage

Today, instead of doing all the talking, I will let people with a whole lot more experience than me give you some tips about how to become a better leader.Great stuff that transcends the typical quotation mill.Anne Mulcahy – Former CEO of Xerox:In a crisis, you have the opportunity to move ...
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