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Humanize Thru Trust

“Do you trust him/her?” The answer to that question determines a lot – whether you follow a leader, and whether others follow you. Given the centrality of this tenant to, well, everything…the question is how exactly do you build trust? I’ve been thinking about this question a lot over the years and there is one  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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5 Opportunities in ECommerce (Trend)

I’m an insane online shopper. Online wins over in-person for several reasons. One is research based; if I pick well, I only need to pick a few things that last. 2nd reason is that, most times, I know what it is I’m looking for, if only by category so that makes in-store shopping harder, not  More

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Want It? Do Your Homework.

A CEO of a software company reaches out to me recently, and asks me to take a 20-minute meeting to review his strategy/execution software because it was a match to my interests. Sounds low-key, right? After all, 20 minutes is barely any time at all so you’d think I’d say yes easily. But I didn’t.  More

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Is TED Elite?

I see a lot of interesting myths perpetuated about TED, and while I risk being seen as a TED-promoter, I want to take them head-on and — perhaps — help address them more directly with a few facts. (Some context about me. I am only a four-time TED conference attendee; pay my own way, etc.  More

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Bearing Witness

We were all apart of the #Egypt revolution. Not in the way that Nicholas Kristof, a journalist, or Shervin Pishevar, an activist, were, and certainly not the way that the people of Egypt were. But we were a part of it. As the people of Egypt gathered in Tahrir Square and held up their signs,  More

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