Look Great on Video Already

August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

It used to be conference calls that moved people. Literally. It was such a call in July, 2009 that moved me from Greenville, NC to Charleston, SC. Goodbye, ECU. Hello, College of Charleston (for a short but sweet time.) In this photo I’m with some key players in South Carolina’s innovation space at the cool […]


Fun Things You Can Do with a Speakers Panel …and how to put it together

July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Recently I moderated a speakers panel on innovation for MUSC Information Solutions meeting (of nearly 400 folk, in the room and remote.) Speakers panels are fabulous for shaking things up and spreading a core message. Panels are low-cost, high pay-off messaging catalysts. The first panel I moderated was at Dig South more than a year ago, […]


Ask Yourself This When Work Feels Like &*$%# … and other dreary moments

July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

It all starts with how you talk to yourself. This is about when you feel nauseated about going to work, not (only) because there is so much to do but because the people there are… not your trusted favorites. It doesn’t look promising. The symptoms you feel may resemble those mentioned in disclaimers at the […]


Accelerate or Reassess? a Mid-Year Reflection on Fast Things

June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The fastest man in the world is Usain Bolt. In 2009, the Jamaican sprinter set record for the 100 meter dash with a time of 9.58 seconds. The fastest woman in the world is American Florence Griffith-Joyner; she ran the 100 meter dash in 10.49 seconds, a 1988 record yet to be broken. The fastest […]


When to Work for Less Money

June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you haven’t seen the German film, The Lives of Others, stop what you’re doing and go rent it on Amazon. It’s set in 1984 East Germany and tells a surprising story of Stasi (“secret” police) surveillance of artists in their private lives. Many of the props used are actual remnants from the former police state. […]