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Are We Immune to the Incredible?

Are We Immune to the Incredible?

Every day, all around us, the most amazing technological advances are introduced to make the world a better, more connected place. And no one bats an eye. Are we immune to the incredible? Last Tuesday, I was flying to Dallas. That’s a four-hour flight give or take some help/hindrance from the wind. Thanks to the rain, my trip took a little over 12 hours. Then, on Thursday, I was flying back home, which took me nearly ten hours thanks in…

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Here’s How LinkedIn Can Save Itself

Here’s How LinkedIn Can Save Itself

There are a few important changes LinkedIn needs to make in order to save itself from a disastrous fate. If you happened to catch a glimpse of LinkedIn’s stock price over the last week or so, you might have noticed a straight line downwards on Friday February 5th. That wasn’t a glitch; LinkedIn’s stock price has fallen by over 40% (at the time of writing) since it announced lower-than-expected earnings and lowered projections for the coming year. Investors are losing…

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Quantum Computing: First Steps to Creating a Mind

Quantum Computing: First Steps to Creating a Mind

Google’s newest super (duper) computer is a major step towards creating a mind. Where to even begin on what it possibly the most exciting topic I’ve covered since I started writing. This is a subject so dense that I had to research plenty just to write a subjective blog post. Google recently unveiled the superest of super computers that recently proved its capable of something special: quantum computing. Perhaps the best place to start is with a brief discussion about…

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An Important Facebook Lesson Worth Sharing

An Important Facebook Lesson Worth Sharing

I was locked out of Facebook for five days, and this is what that ordeal taught me. On Friday morning, I woke up, went about my usual routine, and when I sat down to go through a couple of every day work checklist items, I realized something: I was ‘temporarily’ locked out of Facebook and I couldn’t seem to get back in. When the message first popped up, I thought to myself, “No big deal. I’ll just change my password…

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Digital vs. Analog: Looking Towards the Future

Digital vs. Analog: Looking Towards the Future

The future of tech is here, and it is very exciting. On the heels of Microsoft’s big set of sweeping announcements and updates, I thought it would be appropriate to take a look at what the future of tech has in store, and discuss one common trend that the entire industry is witnessing. That shift has to do with going from the world of digital computing to analog. What is the difference? Normally, when we refer to the terms ‘analog’ and…

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Dear Hotels: Stop Charging for Bad Reviews

Dear Hotels: Stop Charging for Bad Reviews

Regardless of how much a hotel ‘fines’ guests for a bad review, it will never make up for the lost business. I’m sure you’ve heard at least one story of these hotels (or restaurants, or ay other establishment for that matter) threatening to ‘fine’ guests for negative reviews on social review sites, like Yelp! or TripAdvisor. In fact, some of these businesses go so far as to include this provision in the terms and conditions of a guest’s stay. (That’s…

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15 Websites to Visit Every Day

15 Websites to Visit Every Day

These are a few of the hidden and not-so-hidden gems of the web that are good for the mind and job. On occasion, I’ll guest lecture for undergraduate classes, and when I open up the room for questions, there is one that always seems to come up: “What would you think is the most important quality that makes a marketer successful?” It’s a great question and while there are plenty of answers that can be given, there is one that I always…

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Why Facebook and OkCupid Aren’t Totally to Blame

Why Facebook and OkCupid Aren’t Totally to Blame

We’re the guinea pigs of experiments by Facebook and OkCupid! But we were kind of asking for it. By now, most of us are aware of the fact that the evil geniuses at Facebook and OkCupid have been experimenting with us for quite some time. Naturally, there is a lot of outrage over the matter, and understandably so. No one likes to hear that they have been a part of a real-life Truman Show-like test environment, and by all accounts,…

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‘Silicon Valley’ Highlighted Every Problem with the Startup World (in a Montage)

‘Silicon Valley’ Highlighted Every Problem with the Startup World (in a Montage)

In case you missed this week’s hilarious episode of ‘Silicon Valley’ on HBO, here’s what captured perfectly. In Sunday night’s (hilarious) episode of HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ the Pied Piper team traveled to TechCrunch Disrupt to compete in the Startup Battlefield. In a brief, two-minute or so montage, the show brilliantly captured everything that is wrong with the startup world and probably made a bunch of buzz-word happy programmers rethink their pitch. (Disclosure: I have, on multiple occasions, used several of…

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Starting From Scratch (Kind Of)

Starting From Scratch (Kind Of)

Here’s why I’m here. Those of you who know me know that I have long been sharing content to the t2 social business blog. I plan on continuing to share content there on a regular basis, but I thought this was the perfect opportunity to broaden the scope of conversation and start discussing a few new topics – and with a little more candor. What do I plan on discussing, you ask? My passion (business-wise) is digital business. Whether it…

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