“Saving education … 2 hours at a time”

I've noticed with school starting again, there's been a lot of discussion on state of the American education system.  I recent report cited our high school students have fallen even further down the rankings compared with other countries around the globe. And as always happens, the saber-rattling has started.  The teachers and their beloved unions … Continue reading “Saving education … 2 hours at a time”

“I may be homeless, but I don’t have to look like I’m homeless …”

This afternoon I was thinking about how people react to adversity.  It amazes me that some people can maintain a positive frame of mind in the most adverse predicaments.  I've been in some situations that most people would have nothing to do with ... but it's nothing compared to the people I met a couple … Continue reading “I may be homeless, but I don’t have to look like I’m homeless …”

“Believe it or not it may not be about you!”

This is one of those "don't forget this." A couple of years ago I was traveling on Amtrak from Orange County to Seattle to visit Jennifer (you'll hear more about her down the road).  Trains are great ... way better than planes and cars.  You get to spend hours together with people you've never met … Continue reading “Believe it or not it may not be about you!”

An interactive brand … a case study on Charice.

A couple of days ago I had a saw a rerun of Oprah.  And no this isn't an everyday occurrence.  She had a young singer named Charice performing.  I'd never heard of her but I had heard the song she was singing ... many times.  I liked it. On thing I noticed is that a … Continue reading An interactive brand … a case study on Charice.

The Baby Boomer, Gen Y communications gap and social media … the solution or the problem?

I got up this morning at 4:30am - and as I do every morning, I attacked my "1st thing To Do in the morning task."  Today it was clean out the people I follow on Twitter.  I was getting to the point where I couldn't even delve into the links because there was too much … Continue reading The Baby Boomer, Gen Y communications gap and social media … the solution or the problem?

10,000 hours … or is it 10,000 tweets?

I guess this is Malcolm Gladwell day.  My post this morning was on his 120 Rule.  Now this one references the key point in his book, "The Outliers." For those of you who haven't read "Outliers," which is probably not many of you, a central premise of the book was that to be an expert … Continue reading 10,000 hours … or is it 10,000 tweets?

Gladwell’s 150 rule … how does it apply to social media?

In his 2000 book, "The Tipping Point," renown author, Malcolm Gladwell, cited the example of a manufacturing firm on the East Coast and its adherence to relationship building and numbers.  This firm determined that having more than a certain amount of people in one building or facility would actually prove detrimental to building teamwork and … Continue reading Gladwell’s 150 rule … how does it apply to social media?