This is the 2nd post in a series on connectors. Read the 1st one about C.C. Chapman here. This past month Wes Roberts and I started communicating daily. We’ve known each of each other in the digital realm for a few years and have so many mutual friends (dozens in fact). But through mindfulness Wes… Read more about Wes Roberts: Connectors Series
If you have been reading my blog, you know that I have a few authors, some alive and some long gone, that have greatly influenced my life and work. One of them is Seth Godin. While all his books have resonated with me there are a few that have just stopped me in my tracks.… Read more about Will You Be Missed?: Icarus Deception Book Review
This weekend I kept seeing friends post from Chris Guillebeau’s World Domination Summit here in Portland. While I felt a bit regretful for not going I had to remind myself that I really did not have the time or space right now. I am busy executing my own world changing plans as well as making… Read more about Busy with my own world domination
Watching a production of Romeo and Juliet as a ballet around 1990 was the first time I realized how much Shakespeare’s work impacted how I viewed and appreciated women. All the works from The Taming of the Shrew to Much Ado About Nothing, helped shape my appreciation, respect and ultimately love for what I believe… Read more about A study in the love of women through Shakespeare
Last week I announce a new way to highlight Authors who engage with their readers. I have had a twitter list of them for a while. I have become disatisfied with how that list is randomly highlighted via paper.li. So I ceased those updates altogether. Instead I wil post daily something one of those authors… Read more about Authors Engaged Online Wednesday December 21st: Chris Brogan on Experts
This Twitter post by my friend Carissa left curious. @CarissaO Fascinating conversation with my cab driver about the entrepreneurial spirit and the power of social media. #austinrocks #SXSWi Was the driver moonlighting as a guru or VC. Regardless it reminded me of all the great conversations I have had with taxi drivers. This isn’t about… Read more about Talking to taxi drivers
People ask me two questions regarding location-based tools like Gowalla, Foursquare, Whrrl or Yelp. The first question is: why use them? The second is: how do you choose which one to use?
The answer to the first question has three parts…
I have written a couple times about the usefulness of tools like Paper.li, Flipboard and Alltop. They help me stay engaged and informed. (You can read about this process here. I update the blog post as the way I get my news changes.) When Flipboad came out for the iPad, I added my favorite public lists to it and used it for a while. I used Alltop to get my news. I don’t anymore. Now I only use my Facebook friends updates and four lists on Twitter. As you can see, this is a process. And like any process, there will be bumps and misfires along the way to finding something that works well.
I believe we need two things to be successful today. We……