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.”
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”
I am not perfect. My wife, parents, colleagues and friends will all agree to that. I take comfort in knowing none of us are. I take comfort in knowing I have people who accept, forgive – and at times find funny – my errors. Continue reading “Aren’t you tired of saying I’m sorry? Cause I’m tired of you saying it.”
Do you want me in a meeting? I’m there.
Do you need my POV on something? I’ll offer it. (sometimes, ok most of the time, unsolicited)
Do you want me to share something on email, social or make a phone call? Done. Continue reading “Let us all agree: Support is not collaboration”
I imagine my experience is not unique.
8AM – 60 minute call
9AM – 30 minute call Continue reading “I rarely pee alone at work.”
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.”
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”
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.”
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”
People laugh in my company when I make sports analogies. Sure I play into it, but watching sports to me is a pretty low priority. I joke that I’ll watch pros at their chosen craft when they come watch me. And to date, that hasn’t happened. Continue reading “Don’t feel too bad, even NBC can’t get #CX right for something as obvious as the Olympics”