There’s nothing worse than someone who knows it all. Yet, now more than ever we surround ourselves with paper experts, factions of wisdom, and pundits of the micro topic.
Online and in real life I meet and interact with many micro-pundits. Surely, there is corresponding micro-fame, and perhaps even micro-wealth that comes with such stature. But there is also a great danger of egotistical ignorance that comes with micro celebrity.
You could call me such a micro-pundit.
But really, wasn’t I really a modern King of the Vagabonds, one of the people who suddenly broke out because I shouted the loudest? And I did better than I ever had, but did I conquer? I had an agency of 8, not 800, yet I walked around the blogosphere like I mattered. Continue reading →
2012 brought the United States two more storms of the century, the famed Derecho that hit my area and of course, Hurricane Sandy. Each year, it becomes clearer we’ve created an environmental crisis that continues to threaten the human species.
The impact of climate change has become so obvious, BusinessWeek published a cover story after Sandy that declared, “It’s Global Warming, Stupid.”
Another aspect is to create a safer place where I don’t have workplace colleagues and contacts reading my feed expecting the latest and greatest Geoff news (Woo. Hoo.). I’d rather have a closer family and friend experience there.
This seems to have happened by happenstance, anyway. In fact, of my current consulting and speaking clients, only one head of marketing is a friend on Facebook.
A few weeks ago, I blogged about needing to make ideas more palatable.
Well, this afternoon I have an opportunity to strut my stuff at TEDxPeachtree. I’ll be speaking about how we don’t need heroes, and that anyone can use influence to affect societal change (you can watch via livestream at 3:05 this afternoon).
I have been preparing this speech for months now. With good reason… More than 5000 people are expected to watch the event in person and via livestream.