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The interface is where the value is

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One of the main reasons why BlackBerry completely lost its way and its 40% share of the smartphone market in the world (yes, da world) is this: continue reading

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You are brave enough.

I spread stories of my fellow storytellers simply because I’m in awe of their art and the only way I can repay them is to share their art with others.

Case in point:

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Chase your reality.

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Were you surprised to hear that?

That’s not me talking.

That’s what the director of the movie continue reading

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Let me tell you a story.

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Dirk Nowitzki is an awesome contributor. He’s been showing up on time and turning in world-class, quality work for years now. (See p.s. for a more detailed bio.)

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Is one of the keys to success hidden behind the word ‘design?’

After I finished reading Invisible Influence: continue reading

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What happens when facts meet a story?

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You know that when scissors meet paper, paper loses. But do you know what happens when facts meet a story?

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How hard & how important is it to be interesting on a page?

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Incredibly hard and incredibly important. 

By being interesting on a page, you create a context that helps others do some of the most important continue reading

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No one is too old to make history online.

May 2, 2016.

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Wanted: ALIVE, NOT DEAD.

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“I love my files and storage.”

Said no one.

Ever.

And yet, even great startups like Dropbox talk only about ‘files and storage.’

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Do you ever send snippy emails?

“I never send snippy emails. I’m just direct and efficient,” you say.

Great, you rock! :)

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When you stop your car at a stop sign, does your mind always stop with it?

If people’s minds ‘run’ through stop signs, how will you make sure they don’t ‘run’ through your ads?

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Why the Chevy Bolt vs Tesla Model 3 rivalry is BS

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The short answer:

The Tesla Model 3 and the Chevy Bolt are the next generation of electric cars that should make electric cars as common as the pavement in our streets. (The continue reading

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This just in: Lady Gaga’s startup is gone. :(

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Backplane, aka Lady Gaga’s startup for building online communities, has burned through roughly $18.9 million US (yes, $18.9 million) in funding continue reading

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Time and money are two sides of the same coin.

No smart person will give you their money until they have given you some of their time first.

Smart people guard their time. It’s understandable: continue reading

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