Chances are you have been asked this question: Do you know this person? A friend has been contacted through a social network and a connection request has been made. Your friend has determined somehow that you know the person and are thus asking you who the person is. Every social network has its nuances and… Read more about Do you know this guy?
Since the invention of the printing press we have become overloaded with influence. Now just as we have control over the books we read, we also have control over what information we choose to digest, even in the age of constant Twitter streams and Facebook updates. A few years ago I chose to cease my… Read more about Influence Overload
Here is a question. If you are invited to someones house for a party would you ever lie about your identity or blurt profanities when asked what you do? Would you walk around the house with a paper bag on your head? Most of you would answer no, I hope. Then why would you ever… Read more about Fill out your profile
How do you get ready for a conference trip? I get asked this question a lot, not just for SXSW. I am not attending this year but if I was this is how I would plan my trip, or any conference trip. First I plan my meals. Meals are the most important part of any… Read more about Headed to SXSW?: How I plan for a trip
Take a break and ask yourself one question: What is my level of connectedness? I was looking through Linkedin today and realized there are three categories: A mile deep, vacant, and thriving (I am sure we can think of more but these are the ones that stood out to me). LinkedIn is just one example.… Read more about Connection Check
One of the most quoted lines in movie history is from the The Godfather, “It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business”. Do you accept it? Yesterday, for the second time in a week I overheard nearly the same statement in a business meeting. Good business has more to do with the economy of trust and… Read more about What is in it for me?
Last night I arrived in San Francisco and the team at Soma Games decided to get out and meet up with friends. We are here to attend the 2011 GDC (Game Developers Conference). Our first stop was the Facebook party. At first glance it looked like it was going to be fun. Plenty of industry… Read more about And the cards were flying
As we checked into The Beverly Hills Hotel last Friday, my wife and I both noticed how nervous but nice the front desk staff appeared. We were informed that our room was not ready yet and since they were fully booked for the weekend they did not know how soon it would be. A guest… Read more about Gun Shy