Colorado Economic Outlook

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Yesterday I was invited to hear Pollyanna-level optimistic economist Patty Silverstein, president of Development Research Partners, tell the Denver Association of Business Economists about the state of the economy. Two slides in I wanted to throw up, even as she […]

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Is Social Media The Next Era?

Interesting video suggesting that social media is the equivalent of the industrial revolution. Worth a look. What do you think?

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Trade shows are expensive, get your money's worth!

The cost of attending a show, now matter how big or small the show and no matter how big or small the company, is always significant and the decision to attend to not attend a show needs to be carefully weighed as either decision has implications for your business — both short- and long-term. I […]

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A Master's Degree In Digital Marketing?

I was just asked by a marketing professor, if I thought it was prudent to create a Master’s program for digital marketing, if so should it be technical, tactical, or strategic? I responded that I think such a program should be strategic/creative. The reality is that the tactical tools (Twitter for example) change too fast […]

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Not all batteries recharge the same way

September 14, 2008 I am writing this from the front porch of my friend’s Jan and David’s beautiful home in Castle Valley, Utah. Poetic writers would write something about the green leaves of the cotton wood trees rustling in the valley, or the way the green of the valley floor contrasts against the iconic red […]

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OMG Ubiquity

Aza Rask from Mozilla launched Ubiquity 0.1 today. I could go on and on about how this is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a very long time, but truthfully I’m speechless. I’ll let a tweet from Merlin Mann do the talking, because I don’t know what else to add: Oh, boy. For a 0.1 […]

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Are you a "fake Fendi" or is your lining real?

Fake and honest have been recent ponderances in my life, more about overall concepts than anything specific, but mostly as it relates to people. How did we transition from “honesty is a virtue” to “fake it ’til you make it” to simply fake? A look around my little world today revealed two distinct groups of […]

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Mmm, breakfast … again!

Originally posted on Pownce: I had a great morning skiing with my dad, sister and dogs. Skiing in the summer is always a nice escape from the heat.The great relaxation came from the quiet solitude on top of a great patch of snow with my dogs – one of whom almost scored a ptarmigan lunch […]

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When all is gone, what is left

I spent tonight watching someone cling to life despite a rapidly deteriorating body. To me, the saddest part is she defined her existence as much by the things she accumulated (mostly trinkets and trash, not big assets) as bonds with others, many superficial. But in the whole process of life, there appeared to be little […]

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