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The Power to Destroy

Knowledge is power. Of course, an asset without action is nothing – the same goes for knowledge. Knowledge coupled with action, has the power to destroy the life of a single person; it has the power to demolish an entire city; it has the power to decimate our world. Love changes everything. Knowledge driven by…

Barry Sandrew Talks 3D at CES2014

I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Barry Sandrew at CES to talk about the future of 3D and his thoughts about what’s on the horizon for the upcoming year. If you don’t know who Barry is; in a single statement – he’s a ‘digital imaging expert and visual effects pioneer’; in a…

CES 2014 – Marissa Mayer, Katie Couric, and Aviate; Oh My!

As a consumer I can’t really remember the last time I used Yahoo or even had a thought about the site. After attending the Yahoo keynote by Marissa Mayer – that might be changing. Over the past year and a half Mayer has taken the company from “they still exist?” to “interesting, tell me more”.…

Death to New Years Resolutions

Here we are again; rushing toward the end of another year. A few things probably come to mind as we wind down 2013 and get ready for 2014. Things like, just how drunk are people going to get in the coming hours; the fact that – despite all the predictions – we’re all still here;…

An Army of Negativity

The days will be rolling along smoothly with the promise of new experiences and exciting possibilities. Then, it just happens; comes out of no-where. Sometimes it starts with a phone call; sometimes an e-mail or stale-mail. A situation that I thought was resolved – or a new calamity – will rear it’s ugly head and…

Creating Something Rad – Sean Rad @ GA

I had the pleasure of attending another rad event at GA (General Assembly) in Santa Monica last night. It was truly rad as Sean Rad – the founder of Tinder – led the conversation. Tinder is one of the fastest growing dating apps on the market right now. With millions of downloads and seventy thousand…

Internet of Things Hackathon – Day 2 (Fin!)

As I walked away from day two – the final day – I had a mixed sense of joy and sadness. I found myself at a loss for words to explain this unexpected experience. I’m not sure what was more exhilarating; the amazing apps the teams created or getting to know the fantastic people that…

Bruce Reynolds at Internet of Things Hackathon

If you don’t recognize that face, Bruce covered a variety of business and economic news stories on BBC. In the UK He’s best known for BBC Breakfast. I met Bruce tonight at the Internet of Things Hackathon in Santa Monica – held at ROC. You might be wondering what Bruce is doing in our neck of the…

Internet of Things Hackathon – Day 1

I was at the Internet of Things Hackathon at ROC in Santa Monica last night – day one of two; the first Hackathon I’ve had the pleasure of attending. Though I won’t be joining in on the coding fun this time; just being here is making me smile from ear-to-ear. So, what the heck is…

I Have a Great Team & Product; Now What?

I received a great question over the twittersphere today. “What advice would you give to a start-up with a good prototype, amazing product & awesome team?” It’s a great question and one that I’ve heard from many start-ups over the years. Since guys like Marko have more experience on the funding path – I’ll leave…

How to be part of the LA Startup Community

When many of us think of LA we get a picture of glitz and glam. Then, the thought often occurs that this is the land of the untouchable or unreachable. You might start to question whether you can even do business here. How would I start connecting with people? Thanks to a great talk by…

The Secret of The Little Win

I can’t think of much else in this world that’s more consuming and difficult than doing a start-up. There are so many days when you just want to give it all up and determine that working for someone else really was the greatest thing in the world. I mean, you had days off, co-workers to commiserate with, a boss…

3 Awesome Google Analytics Tips

I spend a good amount of time staring at Google Analytics for my blog and a couple of sites I manage for clients. When talking to my clients about the traffic they’re getting and what it all means; I’m often met with a little bit of confusion and deer-headlight-eyes. What good is knowing your bounce…

Gleib, Campanelli, and Cook – A recipe for laughter!

When I was told that Dane Cook was in town at the Laugh Factory it wasn’t even a question of whether I should go. I’ve seen just about every YouTube video and died laughing when I saw his HBO special Vicious Circle. Now I got to see him live? Hell ya! I wasn’t prepared to…

Will the real computer tech please stand up?

One of the comments I received recently is that it’s nearly impossible to find a good computer tech. I can imagine that it’s a lot like trying to find a good auto repair service. So, I went on a hunt for sites that could help with this daunting endeavor and was very disappointed with the lack…

I’m no Seth

I started reading a book by Seth Godin today. It’s basically a compilation of several blog posts he’s written over time. After about fifteen minutes all I could think was – wow, why can’t I come up with this stuff? I started to wonder why I couldn’t think like Seth and come up with those…

What on earth is Big Data and why do I care?

Something that came up a great deal at Digital Hollywood over the last few days is the concept of big data. With terms like NoSQL and Hadoop being thrown around my inner nerd was thinking about the technical side of big data and how these huge online merchants like Amazon and Walmart are having to…

Big Ideas with Nanea Reeves

I traveled to Pasadena the other night to attend a “Big Ideas” event. I would like to first thank my GPS for leading me into a back alley where several unseemly individuals were wondering what the heck I was doing there. Somehow, I didn’t think telling them “my Driod told me a should be here”…