The world is stumbling into the wearable media era, but communicators should still pay attention.

Digital metrics increasingly define us to others, creating a new way to value each other and ourselves. A new wave of vanity metrics fueled by big data, sensors and algorithms parsing our lives will further refine self identity.

There are many paths for children. My job as a parent is to be present, and help her learn responsibility, the power of choice, good and bad, and then to empower my daughter as much as possible to succeed.

Image by Camera Obscura 1975 The other day Caitlin told Soleil they would visit the library for story time. Their conversation unleashed a well of hope within me. I had come to believe that libraries were dying, just like the traditional publishing business that fills their shelves. I remembered reading that libraries were dwindling, and just wrote them off. Like […]

Happy April Fool’s Day! We now resume our regular programming… Five weeks ago at xPotomac, nine speakers and one emcee delivered speeches and conversation starters that sparked 25-30 minutes of questions and answers each. The following nine videos are listed in the order of presentation. Special thanks to my client Vocus for providing videography services. Vocus is hosting the Demand […]

What do people mean when they call themselves a futurist? More often than not the moniker revolves around grasping threads and predicting the near-term future. Futurism increasingly drives conversations amongst technologists and leaders. The future fascinates us as much as the past does, a response to the technological imperative of change facing every single one of us. Al Gore and […]

Image by Mad African! The best way to spruce up boring business writing? Activate verb tense, parse run-ons into multiple sentences, and add the what’s in it for me (WIFM) factor. Yes, some colleagues focus on grammar, but when I edit business text these are the first three things my red pen seeks out. Inevitably business text crams an overt […]

Earlier this week I shared that I’m posting less photos of my daughter Soleil online. It’s part of a conscious effort to be mindful about how my actions and attitudes will shape her digital future. It’s just stunning how quickly time flies. I remember holding her in my arms when she was three days old. She literally fit between my […]

Image by ~ Sandy ~ This year’s Millennial Impact Report shows that anyone doing business in the United States needs mobile communications as part of its portfolio. Without mobile any business or nonprofit’s growth strategy is dead in the water. An astounding 77% of millennials use a smartphone to access the Internet, says the report — well above the general […]