An achievable 2016 networking goal

Dunbar's Number and 2016 Networking

If you like this post, feel free to share it with your friends. Share buttons are at the bottom of the post.  I actually moved to Texas on July 14, 2014. Prior to that, my wife and I were living… Continue Reading

The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety. It’s connection.

I just watched that TED Talk — it’s titled “Everything we think about addiction is wrong” — this morning. I had seen a few people share it on social since TED released it about a week ago (it’s from a… Continue Reading


Can we teach empathy, especially to adults?

How to teach empathy

An important question of the modern age. Continue Reading

Buffer, a social media startup, let the world know all its salaries. That’s gauche, right? Or maybe it’s genius…

A little over a month ago, Buffer — a startup that, among other things, lets you schedule your social media postings — decided to publish its salary format and the salaries of all its current employees on its blog. You could… Continue Reading


Ah, the future of social media as local social? Meet Nextdoor

Even though I’m a reprehensible snob about it, Facebook is a good way to keep track of what’s going on in the lives of your far-flung friends. Twitter is less so for that (unless all your friends happen to be… Continue Reading


On Eli Pariser and the algorithm bubble

Eli Pariser, who’s currently the chief executive of Upworthy, wrote a book in 2011 called The Filter Bubble. A nine-minute TED Talk on many of the same topics is embedded above, but essentially, the idea is that personalized search — i.e. the… Continue Reading

Is The Big Chill the best ‘friends-reuniting’ movie of all-time?

In a potential low point for me, I watched the above movie — alternatively titled The Wedding Weekend or Shut Up And Sing — on Amazon Prime Video a couple of nights ago. Basic plot is that the guy from Royal Pains on USA Network gets… Continue Reading