The personal question my wife asked me that I can't answer (and what it means)

It’s been snowing/freezing raining in “The Metroplex” of Dallas-Fort Worth since basically about Tuesday, so this weekend wasn’t necessarily the best for outdoor pursuits or anything. 1,170 more words

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The one thing your product needs is a simple, elegant interface

Consider this:

  • The light bulb (Edison) was introduced in 1879; we didn’t see major productivity gains from it until the 1920s.
  • Computers existed in the 1950s and 1960s, but we didn’t see major usage until the 1980s.
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Cost of living: Where in America would $100 go the farthest?

Via Vox’s Content Marketing 101 headline “70 Maps That Explain America,” and in turn this post, here’s a general idea of what $100 (national average) will get you in each state in the union: 155 more words

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Start thinking about "connectional intelligence"

Basically, networking sucks — to the point that often the best advice to “network better” is actually to “stop networking.” There are a myriad of reasons for that, not the least of which is networking feels like a game that can only be won by the big, Type-A, business-card-passing person. 619 more words

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Maybe funny is the new sexy

Match.com does this thing every year called “Singles in America,” which is a comprehensive report on the state of being single in, well, America. By “comprehensive” I mean it surveys 5,600 singles, although they do come from all walks of life, essentially. 348 more words

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Move from "storytelling" to "story-making" in your branding and marketing

Goes something like this, I think:

Old idea: Everything comes back to storytelling; that’s what the brain resonates around. If you’re in marketing, that’s what you should do. 501 more words

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