Category Archives: leadership

Yo! Man up! All companies, not just the NFL, need to embrace diversity

Michael Sam, the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year, came out on Sunday. If he plays professionally, he will be the first openly gay player in the NFL. Sports Illustrated interviewed 8 NFL executives anonymously on what they thought this announcement would do to his draft prospects. They were uniformly pessimistic, saying that they […]

Digital Innovators: the Digital Immigrants who explored and created our modern world

“My grandkids often beat me at Rock Band. And I say, ‘You may beat me at Rock Band, but I made the original records, so shut up!’” – Paul McCartney Often you see the world divided between “digital natives”, the young people who grew up using digital technology and are incredibly comfortable and facile with […]

Google Week, Day 5: The Google corporate culture that makes it all possible

This is the conclusion of my five-day series on Google. Previously I’ve looked at Google’s #1 position in search and search advertising, display advertising, mobile search and advertising, video ads, YouTube, and its rising presence in social media (YouTube is both a video and a social media site), and analytics. In an industry that is […]

I’m an undercover CEO

For a dozen years I ran my own agency, Magic Hour Communications, which I owned and was president and chief bottle washer at. We started in 1998 as a marketing communications agency providing marketing videos and interactive (mostly CDs then) for large companies and morphed into a SaaS web design and development firm with our […]