This week, the student newspaper staff of Harlem school PS 123 visited our offices. I spent three hours with the students, gave them a tour of our offices, introduced them to some of my amazing co-workers, discussed how the web is changing newspapers, and we even created a blog, uploaded images and took videos to… Continue reading The Next Generation
Control. Compete. Covet. Hoard. Deny. Share. Connect. Embrace. Spread. Assist. Simple choices. Every moment. Of every day.
I spend a lot of time listening to, and thinking about music. I love dissecting the artistic process, and trying to understand why music moves people. In thinking about this, I can’t help but see connections to the current state of the media industry and journalism. I find myself meditating on two concepts: Authenticity Perfectionism… Continue reading Authenticity & Perfectionism
I can still remember the covers of Rolling Stone magazine that I read as a kid. Each seemed to encapsulate a moment in time, and reading them felt like a shared experience with the writers, musicians and other readers. To me, shared experience is a key aspect throughout media; I somehow feel more connected to… Continue reading Shared Experience in Publishing & Media
Where I live, spring is suddenly here, with the temperature hitting 70, buds on the trees, and birds laying eggs in our roofline drain pipes. I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of the amazingly smart and passionate people I have the pleasure of working with. Below are just the folks that… Continue reading These are the People in My Neighborhood
I am doing a rather amazing, yet common thing right now: I am peaking into Robert Scoble’s life, via his live video stream. He is at a wine tasting with a few internet notables. I can interact with Robert, someone I don’t know, via Twitter. I can ask questions of him, or anyone else there,… Continue reading Interacting with the World, In Real-Time
What makes you smile? What makes your boss smile? If you are in editorial, what makes your readers smile? If you are in sales, what makes an advertiser smile? Sometimes the smile is hidden – it is a smile inside of them. There is a lot to learn from that smile. Did you solve their… Continue reading A Business, Built on Smiles.
These two guys have been searching for the best cell phone signal. Today, they found it.
This is a deep fried onion loaf. Anything in loaf-form is bound to be unhealthy!
Just got back from a new friend’s house, where I got to experience what must be at least $20,000+ of turntable goodness… the Garrard 501. Suzanne Vega never sounded so good.