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I'm Jake McKee

People call me The Community Guy

Beastie Movie

This is a really cool concept: PARK CITY, Utah — Give an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of typewriters and you’ll eventually get Hamlet. Give enough Beastie Boy fans video cameras and you have Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That — the first concert film, or big-time film of any kind, shot by amateurs. […]

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Fan Films

Came across an article today about fan films and their growing place in the world of film. Our most cherished sci-fi franchises are in a creative trough. Lucas’ movies have spiraled into unwatchability; Paramount has so exhausted its ideas for Star Trek that it’s folding up its tent and going home. The fans, in contrast, […]

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Apress – Doing It Right

It’s easy to talk about those companies who don’t get it, or aren’t doing things like they should. There’s plenty of examples out there. But the good companies, the companies doing it right don’t often get as much attention as they should. So in an effort to rectify that, I’ve added a new category to […]

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New books!

I unexpectedly received a copy of Seth Godin’s new book All Marketers Are Liars. Seth’s books are always worth reading and I’m looking forward to this one, although I’m having a hard time getting into the concept. We’ll see what happens after reading the book. I also won a copy of Beyond the Brand by […]

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BBBT – Last Stop!

I’m the last stop on the Blog Business Book Tour! The book being reviewed is  Naked in the Boardroom: A CEO Bares Her Secrets So That You Can Transform Your Career, and it was an interesting read. You can check out the rest of the stops here: March 14th – re:inventionMarch 15th – BusinesspunditMarch 16th […]

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Book meme 123.5

From Theory Canal and Jennifer Rice: Book Meme: 123.5 1. Grab the nearest book.2. Open the book to page 123.3. Find the fifth sentence.4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.5. Don?t search around and look for the ?coolest? book you can find. Do what?s actually next to you. […]

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Blog Business Book Tour

I’ve read Naked in the Boardroom as part of the Blog Business Book Tour. My stop is on Friday, so check back then for a snapcast with the author, a bit of guest blogging by the author, and of course my review. In the meantime, be sure to check out the other stops: March 14th – […]

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So good, I watched it twice…three times…

I saw a post over at Kottke.org about Star Wars Episode III and once again, someone has said it better than I could have, so I’m quoting…. Once every three years, the first trailer for yet another crappy George Lucas Star Wars movie is released somewhere to great fanfare. And each time, I watch said trailer […]

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Remember Danny?

Remember the guitar playing odd-duck from this season’s The Apprentice? He’s back, and he’s using his 15 minutes to both take on a new CEO gig, and create a music career for himself. CEO gig – He’s now the head of Popstick, an intriguing marketing shop working on non-traditional marketing type projects. Music Career – […]

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Blink

Even though I have about a thousand books to read, I broke down today and picked up the new Malcolm Gladwell book, Blink. (This link is a great Q&A with Gladwell about the concepts of the book) If it’s even half as good as The Tipping Point (same type of Q&A), I’ll likely have it read […]

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