Monthly Archives: June 2011

Flying Over The Forest

We were talking about using data on a call this morning and someone was trying to make a point that I thought you all might find of interest.  It’s the same sort of issue that arises when I talk to my clients about Twitter and web analytics – that of dealing with an overwhelming amount of information.  I’m sure you’ve had to deal with that if you work in digital or marketing or both.  What might be a little different is my advice about all that data:  ignore it. Continue reading

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Ernest Hemingway

Cover of Ernest Hemingway

You might have noticed from time to time that I’m redundant in this space.  You might find a few awkward turns of a phrase.  Maybe you think my grammar is off or that I’m taking 100 words to say something that you could express in 10.  You’re probably not wrong.

I don’t have an editor.  Believe me, it’s not because I’m sensitive about being corrected:  I’d welcome the advice.  It’s more due to the fact that this screed is a blog and is supposed to be kind of raw.  But what we do in business isn’t blogging and I want to spend a minute on that today. Continue reading


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The Big Man

Clarence Clemons

Cover of Clarence Clemons

Devastating news over the weekend about the passing of Clarence Clemons from complications arising from the stroke he had a week ago. I suppose it shouldn’t have been such a shock since the early reports on his condition weren’t that great, but it was. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen Scooter and The Big Man over the last almost 40 years and knowing I won’t see the two of them together again makes me sad.
As I’ve had time to think about this over the last 36 hours, two things did cross my mind that I think are right for this space and I hope you do as well. Continue reading

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