There’s a dark side and a beautiful future built around every new tool and technology that comes along.

I love how IBM calls their take on AI (a la their Watson platform) “augmented intelligence.” They’re pushing away from the word “artificial” because in all cases, they want Watson to operate alongside humans in various environments.

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Watching and Listening are the New Reading [0.08]

Posted on July 5, 2017, 4:14 p.m. by @ [source]

The answer: almost none. As much as I preach about audio and video, I was surprised by the answer.

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The Future is Giants Pretending to Be Small [0.13]

Posted on June 19, 2017, 1:53 p.m. by @ [source]

Anheiser Busch In-Bev is a Dutch company that owns amongst other things Budweiser. The most recent ad campaign on TV for Budweiser is pointing out as loudly as it can, “We brew this stuff in America!” The subtext: it’s “local” even though a Dutch company owns it and reaps the profits.

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I’ve had a VERY fortunate career. I was ahead of the curve on a particular shift in technology that affected how businesses and people interacted.

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Seven to Ten Business Days [0.12]

Posted on May 23, 2017, 2:53 p.m. by @ [source]

I just lost my pair of prescription glasses. Just look at my records, get the same thing, and pow, I’m back in action when I get home from visiting my parents.

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How to Write a Great Round-Up Post [0.16]

Posted on May 10, 2017, 2:24 p.m. by @ [source]

Three times today, I’ve been asked by a “blogger” to contribute to their amazing “round-up” post, where they query experts for their opinions on some topic that they feel matters to the people they try to entertain with their “writing.” In the last of these posts, I was addressed by my very secret title of {First Name}, indicating a very personal touch in how the person was seeking out help. Far fewer people read the actual survey results that others spend a lot of time gathering and tabulating.

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You’re Going to Have to Get Good at Video [0.15]

Posted on April 28, 2017, 2:49 p.m. by @ [source]

I’ve been experimenting with making and editing video lately. It’s because WE (humanity) has demonstrated loud and clear that we want to CONSUME video.

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And Poncho’s “official” job is to give me the weather report.

This link takes you to Poncho’s website.

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What My Son Teaches Me About Life [0.13]

Posted on April 17, 2017, 4:19 p.m. by @ [source]

I asked my son Harold how he’d describe himself and he said, “I don’t know. Harold’s a very high functioning kid and the challenges of autism aren’t really his concern.

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Have You Tried Videoblogging? [0.07]

Posted on April 14, 2017, 10:39 a.m. by @ [source]

I blame Jacqueline for my recent re-fascination with videoblogging. You’re boring or too fat or too skinny or too old or you have bad acne or whatever you have.

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Chris Brogan at 47 [0.20]

Posted on April 8, 2017, 10:57 a.m. by @ [source]

I’m 47 today. I have two great kids who I love immensely, and a third-to-be through eventual marriage and I love her, too.

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I can’t believe that I’m about to say this: I just started using the new social network, Mastodon.

Mastodon is like Twitter.

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A Business Trick No One Else is Teaching You [0.09]

Posted on April 3, 2017, 3:23 p.m. by @ [source]

Mark’s a smart and driven guy, but he’s feeling a bit down.

One of the least talked about details in business is understanding the importance of sequence.

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I wrote this 30,000 feet above the earth.

Blogging for business is about converting attention to value.

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A Splintered Web Gets Even More Fragmented [0.14]

Posted on March 22, 2017, 8:51 a.m. by @ [source]

This morning, after Jacq left for the gym, I spoke to two different bots on my phone. There are lots of people in Martin’s tribe of “VR will take over the world.” Facebook purchased VR platform company Oculus Rift for 2 Billion dollars.

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Dear Alexa – Please Get Smarter – Hurry [0.22]

Posted on March 15, 2017, 8:43 p.m. by @ [source]

I’m very much sold on the concept of voice-driven interfaces for the web. Alexa – get smarter now, please.

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How To Get Started in Videoblogging [0.18]

Posted on March 13, 2017, 6:22 p.m. by @ [source]

People aren’t reading as much as they were, as it turns out. Contrast this with a recent report showing that people are watching over 1 BILLION hours of YouTube video per day.

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In learning how to build my own news platform, I’ve taken a renewed interest in reading through lots and lots of blog posts every day, searching for trends and interesting perspectives different than mine. The attempt at a solution for most companies was to either outsource their content creation or to assign the task to someone internally.

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Start Affiliate Marketing [0.19]

Posted on March 1, 2017, 6:26 p.m. by @ [source]

Affiliate marketing is a way for publishers like you and me to promote products and services that we like and use to the people we serve through our platform. I want to talk about what it takes to start affiliate marketing.

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You’re Not Supposed to Have All The Answers [0.14]

Posted on Feb. 27, 2017, 5:01 p.m. by @ [source]

I’ve been struggling with my new book, but not in the way that most people mean that. It’s just that I need something specific to happen with this book, and I need to craft it well to make that work.

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