On Change, Growth and Hope

I never could have imagined in just two years time, the world would have changed so much. As a remote worker, I was the minority in March 2019, but now, everyone has had to adapt to the lifestyle. I haven’t seen my co-workers in person since January 9, 2020. Indeed, two years ago, I was… Continue reading On Change, Growth and Hope

When your pivot your business, don’t forget to take care of your talent, too.

Social media and audience development veterans will remember the “pivot-to-video” that media companies made a few years ago when Facebook Video was driving massive views when the company was focused on growing that platform.  Those views, of course, dried up when Facebook turned off the spout (and seemingly, may have not been real in the… Continue reading When your pivot your business, don’t forget to take care of your talent, too.

Look Alive

On Saturday, my wife and I went to see Guster live at New York City’s Beacon Theater. Long a musical influence in our lives, and a band we’ve been a bunch of times live, the performance seemed to mark a somewhat symbolic moment in my recent life. At the concession stand before the show started,… Continue reading Look Alive

…And Along Came Blue

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In the winter of 2003, I was working as a contract Associate Producer at Scholastic, doing UX/UI and product development on a new learning management system that would change the world for classrooms around the world when it was was released…. on CD-ROM. I had taken the job just to keep busy after my dot-com… Continue reading …And Along Came Blue

On to the next one…

Today is my last day at Samsung after about two years, and I have spent a lot of time thinking about how to best summarize the experience. Result: It’s pretty much impossible. Indeed, to work at Samsung is to experience every possible emotion – often at the same moment. I have cherished the opportunity to… Continue reading On to the next one…

Three Facebooks: One Future

They announced a lot of interesting stuff at F8 2016. Interesting, exciting stuff. I’ll leave it to you, dear reader, to get into the details on that from Facebook’s F8 Day 1 post. But after a day I spent focused primarily on the “Media” track of the conference, it’s now pretty obvious to me that there… Continue reading Three Facebooks: One Future

December 6, 2008

Author’s note: 20×2 is sort of like The Moth in 2 minutes. It’s an opportunity for an eclectic mix of people to answer a question in 2 minutes, using whatever medium they like. I chose to tell a story about a night that shaped me, and still shapes me today. The full text (with some… Continue reading December 6, 2008