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PR tip: Don’t use a celebrity’s death to pitch your company

This must be a bad week for PR. In the payments industry, Square put out a stupid blog post listing all the reasons why someone might want to worry about the company. That was topped by the pitch below. It should … Continue reading

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You have a friend who is depressed? Here’s what to do

A friend posted this on Facebook: My suggestion for how to honor Robin William’s passing: Skip watching his movie clips and reach out to a friend or family member who may be in a bad place/suffering from depression. As someone … Continue reading

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The smartest question I was asked by an entrepreneur and team member

I’ve been quite active behind the scenes with some angel investments and building up the team for redesignmobile. A big part of that has been having deep conversations where I ask questions about what they want to do and they … Continue reading

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Why I retweet racist assholes

You’ll often see me retweet the racism that is directed my way. Why do I bother? Because I think it’s important to be reminded that racism still exists, even though SCOTUS and Fox News like to pretend that we’re in … Continue reading

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A response I sent to a friend just now

I’ve been receiving messages of concern from my friends. Here’s a response I sent to one of them. Thanks for the concern. Farhan’s post is way off base and I’ve told him that many times. I’ve told him more than … Continue reading

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Social media and the new world of work — my take

I’ve been on Twitter since 2007. According to the stats, I have 39.8k tweets in that time. In those seven years, the feed has changed a lot. It’s gone from a largely personal feed with friends and a few colleagues … Continue reading

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Batkid, San Francisco and my brother’s experience with the Make-A-Wish foundation

It is so heartwarming to see all the pictures and video from Batkid saving Gotham City (er, San Francisco). For those who missed it, a California kindergartner with leukemia wanted to be Batkid and the Make-A-Wish foundation made it happen. … Continue reading

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Why I’m joining OLO’s advisory board

I’m pleased to announce that I’m joining the advisory board of OLO. You can see the press release here. Forbes recently had a great write up of OLO. OLO provides online ordering for companies such as Five Guys, Noodles & Co. and … Continue reading

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My bet with Ryan Kim on Yahoo!

I have a bet with Ryan Kim on Yahoo’s mobile site, specifically Yahoo! Finance. I discovered an important flaw in the Yahoo! experience. It’s something that most people would immediately acknowledge is problematic. It should be a high priority issue … Continue reading

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How I choose what I write about

I’ve done a lot of writing over the last two years and it has spanned quite a few topics. Some of it may seem kind of random; that reflects my diverse interests. But there are a few themes that I’m … Continue reading

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