Status: Occurring Prediction: Social Media is a misery machine What kind of voyeuristic, Orwellian nightmare was this?? And, why were my ‘friends’ so damn old and frumpy?! Where were the celebrities, billionaires, and supermodels? Was I not the youthful, gregarious intellectual I thought I was? Surely, this was a mistake… The 15 Faces of Facebook […]
Why am I writing about Twitter at midnight? Even Ashton Kutcher is icing his iThumb at this hour. I’m chasing a brainstorm for my keynote at New Media Expo/Blogworld on Sunday. My talk is about the future of social currencies and the new economics of work. Since launching several successful loyalty services at MasterCard and
This is a repost of Steve Faktor’s original viral article on Forbes. In a way, innovation is like sex: those talking about it most are probably doing it the least. Before founding IdeaFaktory, I’ve had the privilege (and collateral hair loss) of innovating at top Fortune 100 firms, where ‘talk’ was unavoidable. So I decided to codify my lessons
Today’s episode is a tour de force (I believe that was French). It’s a companion piece to my article in Forbes, The 9 Corporate Personality Types and How to Inspire Them to Innovate. I’m excited to welcome Stan Slap to the podcast. Stan is the Chief Executive Officer of slap, the international consulting company renowned for achieving maximum commitment
Yesterday, I had the displeasure of meeting someone at Pret-a-Manger, a thriving chain featuring something resembling food – from the 1950’s. I live in New York, which offers an astounding number of food options – from McDonald’s to fresh bagels to pizza to Mexican. So I was shocked that this Frankenrestaurant was not a laundromat
It wasn’t very often that my parents took me to the museum. Let’s face it, we were poor immigrants and Brooklyn already had plenty of art “installations”, like Pakistani grocers and pirated Russian TV. Plus, I’m pretty sure my parents were faking their interest in art just for me. No one would mistake our one bedroom apartment for
A little something I just whipped up. So do you agree? You might also enjoy my recent related posts: The 15 Faces of Facebook & What to Sell Them and Facebook IPO & the Dark, Dirty Secrets of Facebook vs. Google Data.
As I baked muffins to celebrate Facebook’s IPO, it occurred to me that there’s one HUGE, unspoken difference between the data people reveal to Facebook and what Google collects through search and other tools. It’s this: Facebook knows the image you want to project to the world – your “social resume”. Beautiful vacation photos; that perfect profile photo you Photoshopped so much