New Year’s resolutions aren’t part of my tradition. They’re too easily forgotten or ignored, and they seem to focus primarily on end results rather than on underlying issues that create the need for improvement. However, because the end-of-year holidays include more days off than I’m used to in a 2-week period, I usually do end […]
According to Seth Godin, there are two reasons people don’t buy (or do) things: 1. They don’t know about it. 2. They’re afraid of it. If you don’t know about blogging and the substantial benefits it can bring to your business, that’s at least partly my fault. My business, and my mission, is to help […]
Almost every motorcyclist who’s been riding for a while knows that being either too bold or too cautious can get them killed. On a bike, surviving or thriving in traffic is best accomplished by being aware of what’s happening around you and acting—and sometimes reacting—appropriately. I doubt it’s necessary to explain how being too bold […]
It’s a punchline to an old joke you’ve probably heard, but just in case you haven’t, it goes like this: Coming out of a bar at night, George sees Harry, a friend and fellow bar patron who’d left minutes before, on his hands and knees searching for something under a lamp post. "Harry, what did […]
Last week we posted 7 reasons for businesses to blog. We’re big supporters of blogging as a low-cost, high-effect means for companies to engage their market. But we recognize not for everyone is cut out to be a blogger. If any of the statements below apply to you, you probably should not blog, at least […]
Another excellent video from Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University, this one describing changes in the way we "find, store, create, critique, and share information."
The Machine is Us/ing Us Found this video on a social media site I belong to; it’s different than an older video I remember with a similar name. It’s a bit melodramatic, but it provides a reasonable overview of how the web has evolved from static content inseparable from format, to database-driven content separate from […]