Email is not dead, but the BCC should be.

As startups find solutions to innovate email interfaces, email users may have to transform how email is used to make the technology more relevant and productive. First, for all its faults, instant messaging puts conversations in real time. Collaboration tools often feel a bit like an old-fashioned water-cooler talk where everyone knows who is part Read more about Email is not dead, but the BCC should be.[…]

Can differences be valued in an ultra-connected world?

Through my purchase and search history, businesses can recommend what to buy and activities I may be interested in doing. Similarly, social networking sites can recommend groups or people I may want to follow, connect, or friend. But at what cost? It is human nature to seek out people with similar thoughts, as it often Read more about Can differences be valued in an ultra-connected world?[…]

What to do when your industry (and job) are going away.

There have always been jobs that come and go, but it seems like the pace of job and industry turnover is only getting faster. What do you do when your career is not only changing, but your company or industry is going away? Here are three ideas when you are leading a radical job change. What do Read more about What to do when your industry (and job) are going away.[…]

Can Lego re-create creativity?

(Disclaimer: I love Legos) When Lego announced they would be laying off 7-8% of their workforce my first thought was the same as my 10-year-old son’s reaction, “Well if people aren’t buying Legos we should buy more to keep them in business.” Unfortunately for Lego, there is a finite number of birthdays and holidays I Read more about Can Lego re-create creativity?[…]

Why isn’t tragedy a good teacher?

As Hurricane Harvey struck land thousands of people evacuated, but many stayed. My heart goes out to those who lost everything in Hurricane Harvey and especially to the families of those who died. But after Hurricane Katrina’s devastating blow to New Orleans in 2005, why did anyone have to die in this most recent disaster? I Read more about Why isn’t tragedy a good teacher?[…]

The best reply to angry tweets: A smile :)

I’ve been working with a very angry colleague lately, and then at the end of the day I jump on Twitter and all I see is anger and partisanship (and the occasional joke, which I desperately need). Does anyone else feel the need to say that abusing people by yelling, tweeting, or degrading them will Read more about The best reply to angry tweets: A smile 🙂[…]