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Sitting is the Smoking of Our Generation

Yesterday, I shared with you the “big” news that I’m speaking at TED at their Long Beach event a short 40 or so days from now. The topic of my talk may surprise you. It’s not on business models of the future, or why collaboration matters, or about the need to dissolve us v. them  More

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Stick a fork in me, I’m done!

Friday December 21, 2012 is a long-anticipated day. We’ve long ago known it was the “end of the world” as we know it. It also marks the Winter Solstice, the darkest and longest night of the year – which marks the return longer days and light. It is of course the season of Advent in  More

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In a fragmented world, go deep

I think I have a problem. I cannot go even a few hours without compulsively checking Twitter. I admit to doing what Tiffany Shlain talks about in her movie, Connected, where I sneak off to the bathroom to check email. It’s not even that meaningful, or joyous. I’m not on any particular deadline. There is  More

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If You OverCommit Here, You UnderCommit There

I think a lot about the question of how to spend one’s time. My life consists of three main things: writing, speaking and Board work. I write to hear an idea unfold. I need to write with space because what I think will come out and what comes out are not the same and it’s  More

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Making the List

As a reader, I love to learn from other people’s curated lists of what to read. As a critical thinker, I scan many but only read (and share) a few books. And, yesterday I had a chance to see the Best Book List thing entirely differently. As an author. Fast Company chose #SocialEra as one  More

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Creating Commandments

Blub, blub, blub. That seems the sound track of life right now. As #SocialEra (my new book) has been released into the world, the world has shouted back with enthusiasm. But some days and hours, I’ve felt like the surfboarder being battered by waves as they are flung beneath the surface, not knowing which way  More