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Connections Creating Value

As I sit on a plane on my way to another event, I am reflecting on what it means to be with one another, in person. What do we get by being together in the same place rather than virtual places, through webinars and such? What does it give us to be in one another’s  More

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Are You Experiencing Bliss?

Today, I mark my 44th birthday. People often wish people happiness or joy on birthdays. For some reason, I am not a fan of these sentiments. They seem sappy and fleeting. It’s the reason why I never make my birthday visible on Facebook. Saying Happy Birthday in some meaningless post once a year does not  More

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Enough About You

I remember when I first joined online communities. How foreign it all felt. Who was “out there” that I was tweeting to? Who was going to read the blog that I was writing on? I spent my energy in real-life relationships more than online. I would poke my nose in and not “get it” very  More

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It’s Tribes Not Herds

Twitter lets people find nuggets of ideas, gather and share sentiment, and –most importantly – helps people to find one another. It’s become customary to do “Follow Fridays” (in twitter language that gets reduced down to #FF) to help each other. I’m afraid I will sound a bit marmish in making this observation, but I  More

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Flesh And Blood

Let me just say the truth that no one else wants to tell you: We are sick to death of that grey faceless icon you let be your image on Linked In or Facebook. Said more positively, we want to see you. Not a grey faceless icon, but you. And, not some weird, Second Life-style  More

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