What was the first major news story I was aware of as a kid? It happened thirty-five years ago today. … More “The Longest Week” at 35: The First Major Story I Remembered As A Kid
Former college classmate Chris Thomas penned an entry on his blog last month on the heels of the Boston Marathon bombing. Chris wrote about how the zeal of “being the first” with a story causes the media to make too many mistakes and trip over themselves. He points out that viewers, and society in general, … More Feeding Frenzy
The fabulous Becky Mollenkamp posed a question this morning on Twitter. “Wow, I must be really good. People I don’t know are endorsing me on LinkedIn. (Seriously, why would you endorse someone you don’t know?)” I was wondering the same thing. Not that I don’t mind being endorsed by people I know, but I have to … More The Value of “Skills and Expertise” on LinkedIn: What Does It Really Say About Me?
People have different ways to mourn and remember an individual. I have learned that you can’t tell people how to mourn and remember. Frankly, it’s none of my business to tell people that they have no business spending their time on something that isn’t a big deal to me. With that said, there has been a disturbing trend … More Don’t Like It? Then Don’t Follow or Tweet About It
We’ve had some news popping up in the sports world over the past 2 days. Let’s get to the business at hand. The downfall of national sportswriter and provocateur Jay Mariotti has taken another sad and sorry turn. Mariotti was charged with three felonies, including felony stalking, after he confronted his ex-girlfriend on the same day a court … More Sports and News Links – May 12, 2011
I’m working on a few topics that I doing some research on, so in lieu of that, and to erase some of the memories of an offensive-inept national championship game on Monday (between Butler and UConn), let’s hit the “links.” Thanks to friend Megan Hilger for this story from The Awl, written by Maria … More News and Sports Links – April 6, 2011
“I’m the dumbest guy in the room.” – Ben Milne, CEO of Dwolla Growing up, I was always the “smartest guy in the class”. I knew more about current events, sports, and miscellaneous facts than all of the other kids in school. One classmate asked if she could have my brain so … More Role Reversal