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Maybe You Didn’t Realize How Much You Light Up Everyone Around You

Maybe You Didn’t Realize How Much You Light Up Everyone Around You

Happy New Year! 🎊 There’s hope and promise in the air and I just know it will help us lift our wings to soar to new heights, explore new terrains, and achieve greater experiences.  I would like to share something with you to help celebrate the new year, and the new you.  For some reason, I decided to keep this in a folder. Maybe I was waiting for the right time. Maybe I didn’t feel like it would resonate. I…

The Brave New World of Digital, Business, and Leadership Transformation and the Part You Play in It All

The Brave New World of Digital, Business, and Leadership Transformation and the Part You Play in It All

I was moved by an inspiring piece about finding hope in a time of disruption and uncertainty. It was written by my friend Andrew Penn, CEO of Telstra. Though it was published this time last year, I found it relevant now. Penn observed that in these times of a great reset, it’s only human to lose hope. It’s true seemingly everywhere. Just looking at Twitter right now, it feels like the special place I once described as a human seismograph has…

Fear Kills Businesses, Dead

What follows is the unedited version of my most recent post, currently live at TechCrunch. Credit: Stuant63 via Flickr It’s official. We’re in a recession. Recessions naturally inject fear and panic, which is only heightened by every discussion of market losses, layoffs, bailouts, and somber predictions. We’re only human after all; of course everything affects us personally and emotionally. Fear is not a catalyst for productivity however. With valuable advice pouring in from concerned and sympathetic entrepreneurs and proven leaders,…

Al Gore on the Social Revolution for Change

While several posts have emerged recently crediting Social Networks (Social Media) with Obama’s victory, I’d like to inject another element into the discussion – people, sociology, and the communities and tools that bind them, us, together. Smart people intelligently and genuinely connected with other people to further a cause and a greater hope supreme. Social Media provided the channels to create, discover, inspire and share together…nothing less, nothing more. I attended the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco and we…

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