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Carfi recaps SXSW 2011

Recently hired Ant, Chris Carfi recaps his experience at SXSW 2011. This one is worth the watch/listen. That’s right, he’s so cool he added audio to his slides and posted the whole thing on Slideshare for our viewing pleasure. And because I love you, fine readers, I have embedded it below. An Ant’s Eye View […]

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SXSW as an API for industry collaboration

Exhausted. That’s about the only way I can describe how I feel after 6 days of SXSW Interactive. To be clear, this exhaustion doesn’t stem from the parties (I only attended a few…and was at home at midnight all weekend) or the 4,592,103 official panels they had this year (I only attended two, one of which is […]

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TED Talk: We are makers

Fantastic video about the future bringing us back to our past. Or at least I hope so.

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Great quote from the Hulu CEO

“History has shown that incumbents tend to fight trends that challenge established ways and, in the process, lose focus on what matters most: customers. Hulu is not burdened by that legacy.” – Jason Kilar, Hulu CEO

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Perhaps the greatest commercial of our generation

If you were a boy who grew up in the 70s and early 80s, you almost certainly tried to move objects with your mind thanks to Star Wars influence. To this day, I still dream of having such skills. So it was with great amusement that I watched this VW commercial. I also had to […]

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Social Engagement Journey: How to start a movement

If you haven’t seen this TED Talk by Derek Sivers, it’s really worth the watch. Derek talks (in 3 fun minutes) about what it takes to start a movement, including leadership and more importantly, a following. As I watched this, I couldn’t help but think about the Social Engagement Journey. Mavericks (leaders, in Derek’s story) […]

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Adult LEGO fandom hits TED

This makes me happy. When I started at LEGO (back in 2000), we struggled to get the attention of our colleagues in the office next door. Now, the TED stage has promoted Adult Fandom. I’m very happy right now.

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Social Media Marketing book review

Shama reviewed Social Media Marketing: The Next Generation of Business Engagement. Take a peek below, or on Shama’s site.

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Why I canceled MySpace today

When my MySpace account refused to respect my request to unsubscribe all email notifications, I started asking why I shouldn’t just cancel my unused account. In fact, I put that question (amusingly) out to my Facebook friends. Robert Coombs replied with the best answer to the question I could have hoped for: “I can’t give […]

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2011: The Year of Photography

I don’t typically make New Year’s resolutions, but this year I’m trying it. Most of them focus around my photography: Get one of my photos published (anywhere, really) Truly turn the corner on being able to use the amazing camera I own to its full capacity Take a photo a day Continue to update my […]

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