dying is no way to live

[A little Blue Monster “cube grenade” I designed for my old buddy over at Microsoft, Steve Clayton.] As I’ve said many times before, the best thing about being a blogger is the people you get to meet. Case in Point: White Box Edibles nominated themselves for the Cube Grenade competition I’ve currently got going on. […]

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on finding “meaningful work”

Back in October, I wrote a relatively candid blog post, “Note to My ‘Tribe': Where are we headed, Anyway?” And as our mutual friend, Seth says, every tribe needs a leader: The next frontier of marketing is in leading groups of people who are working together to get somewhere. I concur. So I’m guessing that […]

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My buddy over at Microsoft, Steve Clayton, demonstrates DeepZoomPix, using my cartoons. Details here. Thanks, Steve!

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blue monster israel

Just stumbled across this photo from July, 2007. The Blue Monster made it to the SAP offices in Ra’anana, Israel. Rock on. I’ve not been pushing The Blue Monster much in the last year. I’ve been busy with other things, and besides, like Microsoft’s Steve Clayton told me a while back, “It already has a […]

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blue monster: why social objects are the future of marketing

As a marketing blogger, I get asked a lot, “What is the future of marketing?” I always answer the same: “The Blue Monster”. What’s The Blue Monster? A Blue Monster is a Social Object that articulates a Purpose-Idea. What’s a Social Object? What’s a Purpose-Idea? Sit yourself down, pour yourself another glass of whisky. This […]

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“crowd surfing”: ten questions for edelman’s david brain

When I lived in London last year, one of my best pals was David Brain, CEO of Edelman Europe [The largest private, global PR firm in the world]. Our schtick was to meet for breakfast about twice a month, and just talk about the crazy world happening around us. Sometimes we’d invite other friends along, […]

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the blue monster celebrates two years without being killed

[Blue Monster PDC Edition- it’s colored azure for a reason.] It was two years ago today that I first posted the Blue Monster on this blog. Thanks mainly to Microsoft’s Steve Clayton running with the idea [At great risk to his own career, I might add], it’s been quite an adventure for us both, to […]

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note to my “tribe”: where are we all headed, anyway?

Crystal from Ohio sent me this picture last night. Apparently she liked one of my cartoons so much, she went ahead and got it made into a tattoo. Thanks, Crystal! That’s a huge compliment. This is the second time I’ve seen this happen with my work. The first time was with the Microsoft Blue Monster. […]

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more thoughts on “the cloud”

About a year ago, I was at a geek breakfast in London with Steve Clayton and some other folk, including a few people from Microsoft. Steve and some other geeks were talking about “The Cloud”. At the time Steve was making the transition from working in the UK Partner Division, to working in the “Software […]

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creating “blue monsters”

[BACKSTORY: A year and a half ago, I created the Blue Monster cartoon, which with the help of Microsoft’s Steve Clayton, took on a life of its own inside the Microsoft Corp. It was fun, interesting, Steve and I were well pleased etc.] A few weeks ago, I talked about “Blue Monster 2.0″. I alluded […]

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