Monthly Archives: January 2015

Google Contributor: Pay with attention or pay with money

Conor Dougherty recently wrote a blog post for the New York Times entitled, “Google Experimenting With Removing Ads for a Fee.” It comes down to this (from the blog post): The service, called Contributor by Google, has users give between … Continue reading

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Fresh ingredients, easy recipes – The Fresh 20

If you’re a headline reader you can stop here.  We recommend you click on the logo for The Fresh 20 above and check it out.  My thoughts are summed up as: Great idea, simple but excellent execution, really hope she’s … Continue reading

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A fundamental change in global policing

I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal by Tom Loftus (@tomloftus) titled, “The Morning Download: NSA Fears Hackers See ‘Little Price to Pay’ Attacking U.S. Interests.” It’s not a happy story.  The ease with which the bad … Continue reading

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Aim for truth not victory

Read the following quotes and you don’t have to read the rest of this blog post… “In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest.” — William Penn “The clash of ideas is not weakness.Truth … Continue reading

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Attempt to fundamentally disrupt rocket technology = Stumble?!?!?

Disclaimer:  I am a huge fan of Elon Musk and SpaceX. Earlier this week I am reading the Wall Street Journal and I find an article by Andy Pastor titled, “SpaceX Stumbles in Test to Show Reusable Rocket Technology Advances.” … Continue reading

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You’re going to pay for your content; One Way or Another…

There is no such thing as a free lunch I’ve started this post at least twenty times in the last five years.  It’s time to finish it. Dear internet content consumer, There is no such thing as a free lunch. … Continue reading

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Books can be relationships

I recently read a blog post by Michael Hyatt (@michaelhyatt) titled “Three Reasons Why Authors Must Develop Their Own Platforms.”  I completely agree with his thesis – authors have to get way past the idea that “if you write it they … Continue reading

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Should the government regulate statistics?

I’m only half kidding. According to Mark Twain (or, possibly, the British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli) there are three types of lies: Lies Damned lies, and Statistics I named this blog post “Should the government regulate statistics?” because I was worried … Continue reading

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Gratitude: Water skiing in the morning

This past summer I was fortunate to meet Darren – a new friend in my neighborhood with  a shared passion for water skiing.  With most of the buzz/activity/marketing focused on “-board” sports (e.g., snowboard, wakeboard) it was great to find someone … Continue reading

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