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Unlocking LinkedIn

LinkedIn – the dirt LinkedIn secrets behind-the-scenes… Unlike Facebook, LinkedIn reveals a great deal of business information for their users, and about their users. We all know that both these sites are collecting information about us but LinkedIn offers more insights than Facebook does. The average, or below average, user of LinkedIn likely thinks that LinkedIn…Continue Reading…

movie marker reads facebook #friendsday

Facebook has just used personalized video – now do you get it?

Recently Facebook launched a friendsday video campaign –  ‪#‎friendsday‬. This an example of what I’ve been saying regarding personalized video templates. Here’s how it works: take a video template (likely an After Effects video) and separate the static assets i.e. the assets that don’t change from the assets that DO change. Once Facebook has the…Continue Reading…

The Big Digital Short

“Update to this post: If you haven’t seen the movie, “The Big Short” yet, you really are missing out on what’s trending in business. You can continue to read this post but it will make far more sense after watching the Big Short. Come back here after you’ve watched the movie to gain a deeper…Continue Reading…

Connecting the dots with Marc Stoiber

Every once in a while I write posts about people who “get it”. People who are heading in the right business direction: people like Liz Ryan; people like Anthony Howard; and people like Marc Stoiber. These people are hitting the nail on the head! They get business: where it is, and, where it is going….Continue Reading…

Michael Jackson Earth Song. What about us?

Putting people first.

Will we really ever put people first, and not just say or write, “we put people first”?  Will we ever value people above greed? Kudos to Anthony Howard for his excellent call to re-orient our compasses. Human-centred leadership puts people first, does what is right.

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The state of responsive images in 2015

Although a pretty technical post, it highlights the complexity of delivering pixel based imagery to devices – a theme I have written about it in Die Pixels Die. SVG (Scaleable Vector Graphics) is one of the true pioneering technologies of the Web. It’s so far ahead of the curve that most designers still haven’t recognized…Continue Reading…

Hamster in digital tunnel

Long live the digital hamster!

An excellent article regarding overwork in the digital age (Read the article here: https://lnkd.in/dj5urQe). We won’t buy blood diamonds, but we will buy blood digital (https://lnkd.in/dY9ADbw). How long before social media gets wind of these practices and boycotts your business for human trafficking. This is a serious issue! If the world is in an uproar…Continue Reading…

Bloody Canadian flag being sucked down a digital vortex.

Digital Canada a bloody business!

“If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don’t have to manage them” – Jack Welch Unfortunately for information technology professionals working in Canada, Canadian businesses exploit antiquated Canadian labour laws regarding technology professionals. I look forward to…Continue Reading…

The creation of Adam. Michelangelo.

Silo Connectors

Definition: silo connectors are people within an organization who have deep knowledge and experience in two or more areas of expertise, and use this knowledge to “connect” or “bridge” these areas and synergize them. In many ways they are like a really good translator who not only speaks both languages but also has lived in…Continue Reading…

A flock of starlings

Chasing digital strategy

Murmuration, that’s the term for the aerial ballet of a flock of starlings. They seem to become one massive shape that moves across the sky. There appears to be no rhyme or reason for the flock’s behavior. I can’t help but think these murmurings are much like digital strategy these days: moving to and fro,…Continue Reading…