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So you’ve heard the chatter around bots, now what do you do?

A year ago, people weren’t so chatty about chat-bots.  But, according to Dharmesh Shah, 2017 will be the year of the bot.  If you haven’t heard of Shah, he’s the Co-founder and CTO of HubSpot and a founder of onstartups.com, a top-ranking...Show More Summary

Less tech, more human

Professionals connected in the branding, marketing, and design industries had a lot of sessions to choose from at SXSW Interactive this year. Brands showed how they are utilizing new technologies like AR, VR, and AI to enhance the customer experience. Show More Summary

Learning how to go from the promise of workplace inclusion to its delivery: In conversation with a marketing strategist

Gabe Goldberg is a marketing & communications professional who has worked with  Starbucks, Time Inc., Condé Nast, and most recently at POSSIBLE, a digital marketing agency. As the VP of Marketing at SST Group LLC and the CEO & Founder...Show More Summary

This is how “Serial” made binge-listeners out of us all

In case you missed it, on Saturday night we were graced by the presence of podcasting’s finest.   Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder took to the Paramount stage to talk about all things “Serial”.  And, like other devoted fans, I attended,...Show More Summary

Building feedback loops for finding flow in serious work

“Inspiration arrives at surprising times, but it prefers to find you working,” Picasso reportedly said. As someone who aspires to develop my self and my skills, and to make the world a better, more just place, I like to think about working in many different ways. One of the ways I’m thinking about work is […]

Joe Biden’s SXSW Speech Gave Me Hope for the Future

Cancer research is an incredibly important endeavor. The advancements being made by scientists across the country and the world will go on to save countless lives, the value of which is immeasurable. The proposed federal spending budget...Show More Summary

How to give a damn and piss people off

I got my first job fresh out of high school, four years after my parents told me I should have.  I was eighteen and exceedingly optimistic.  My manager, Jeremy, was “great”, I would tell people, although admittedly, at the time, all I had was a gut feeling. Show More Summary

5 Cool things to Checkout at Emerald City Comic Con (and what to avoid)

Comic Con comes once a year, the saying goes. “What saying?” You ask. “Who said it?” I have no idea, but every year in March, Emerald City Comic Con comes around and thousands of people from around the country flock to Seattle to take part. Show More Summary

Uber’s ghost map and the meaning of greyballing

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Uber is not only a scofflaw, but, as Mike Isaac of the New York Times reported last week, the company has been running an elaborate program to deceive and evade cops and other local officials in cities where its car service has been banned or lacks authorization to operate. The centerpiece of the scheme is a piece of software called […]

ECCC Part 2, The Latest Insight into the World of Comic

At Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), people of all ages and walks of life, on earth and beyond, joined in the festivities, exhibits, photo-ops, and sessions to learn about the latest in the world of comics. Over 90,000 people were expected to attend the gathering of superheroes and villains in our famous Seattle metropolis. Show More Summary

Some Thoughts on Fixing Obamacare – Shoot Holes in this Please

I’m not a healthcare policy expert. Not by a long shot.  The challenges facing healthcare in this country are enormous. While I may not have answers, there is no downside to generating discussion on alternatives.  Feel free to comment on anything you feel is wrong with my suggestion. The problem legislators are facing in their...

ECCC 2017 Part 1: The Eye Catching Cosplayers at Emerald City Comicon

Last week on March 2-5, thousands of attendees flooded the Washington State Convention Center for the annual Emerald City Comicon. Many of the attendees cosplayed as their favorite characters from comic books, movies and video gamesShow More Summary

What I’m working on this month

I love a good log book. “Captain’s log, Star Date…” Etc. I’m big into keeping a journal, I have been for the past couple years, and I review month and year old entries each day.  A log is great for context, history, accountability, self-awareness, and more.  In that spirit, I thought I’d start a new […]

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