If you aren’t paying for something, you’re the product. Or your data is.

On September 3rd Michael Jordan walked to the center of the field at the onset of the University of Michigan’s first football game of the 2016 season. The eye-pleasing, ceremonial activities of (arguably) the world’s best basketball player overshadowed any discussion around the details of the contract which led to his honorary captain’s position.  The team donned the Jumpman logo on its uniform as part of the $170MM deal between University of Michigan and Nike. Continue reading “If you aren’t paying for something, you’re the product. Or your data is.”

Notifications got us like Pavlov’s dog

I’m fortunate to be on vacation. I’m airborne to a tropical play land that represents my happy place. I went to my happy place over the summer too. And I did something for the first time for myself on that trip. I’m conscious having not done this until this point of my life could paint me in a ‘follower’ light – but I don’t think I am the only one. I suspect you too are in my camp. Here is what I did: Continue reading “Notifications got us like Pavlov’s dog”

Don’t think design thinking matters? Neither did the Oscars.

Last night two of Hollywood’s aging darlings were set to announce best picture.  I am sure you know, it didn’t go well.  Besides Steve Harvey being replaced as the most visible announcement gaff, there is a silver lining for those of us who live in the digital and design world. A real world example of how a lack of design thinking can affect operations. Continue reading “Don’t think design thinking matters? Neither did the Oscars.”

Ignoring time management screws others- but mostly your reputation

I am writing this while I am waiting for a meeting to start where the organizer isn’t present. Let’s see how far I get.

Communication is at the center of business. Emails, SMS, snaps, IM’s on any one of 10 different platforms, social media – they all tell other people things we are thinking. The plans we are making. Actions that are required. Continue reading “Ignoring time management screws others- but mostly your reputation”

If you aren’t paying for something, you’re the product. Or your data is.

On September 3rd Michael Jordan walked to the center of the field at the onset of the University of Michigan’s first football game of the 2016 season. The eye-pleasing, ceremonial activities of (arguably) the world’s best basketball player overshadowed any discussion around the details of the contract which led to his honorary captain’s position. Continue reading “If you aren’t paying for something, you’re the product. Or your data is.”

5,6,7 – Five reasons why I moved up from the 6 to the 6s and not the 7 – a road warrior fanboy disobeys

Above is the first time I have ever acknowledged I am an Apple fanboy.  People assign me the label, often to my face, often not. I’m fine with it. I try to explain I am a fanboy of quality and things working. I rarely get my point across. I run windows on my MacBook Pro, jailbroke Continue reading “5,6,7 – Five reasons why I moved up from the 6 to the 6s and not the 7 – a road warrior fanboy disobeys”