The Myth of the Social Media Crisis

rodents of unusual size and social media crises

“How would you handle a crisis in social media?” I was sitting across from an interviewer and had been handling the quick onslaught of questions coming at me with wit and grace, if I say so myself. I paused at this one though because, like Rodents of Unusual Size, I don’t believe crises in social […]

You Smell Desperate


Remember that guy that was totally into you? The more you ignored him the harder he tried to cling to you? There’s something similar happening when you are in the work-a-day world. If a hiring manager thinks you’re desperate, you become very unattractive. I had a terrific discussion over lunch last week with Karl Sakas, […]

Internet Marketing: End of Zero Sum


Perhaps authors such as Robert Wright (NonZero), Yochai Benkler (Penguin and the Leviathan), and David Amerland (What If We Had A New Value System For Goods and Services) are correct. Cooperation is our genetic makeup, our human aspiration. Daniel Pink’s Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us explains differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Around 30% of people […]